Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
These days I travel so much it's hard to get into a routine. When I'm on the road, I tend to use hotel gyms. When I'm home in L.A., I like to hike and hit the surf. All in all, I try to keep a balanced diet and exercise routine, which has stood me in good stead to date.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
George Bernard Shaw
I was a freethinker before I knew how to think.
I love home cooking, and I'm not a great one for fast food.
If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.
It is difficult, if not impossible, for most people to think otherwise than in the fashion of their own period.
The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
George S. Patton
No king on earth is as safe in his job as a Trade Union official. There is only one thing that can get him sacked; and that is drink. Not even that, as long as he doesn't actually fall down.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.
H. G. Wells
As a planning board commissioner, I have to review the applications for development throughout the city, and the bulk of those applications have been for the waterfront. I think the progress the waterfront has made is amazing.
Though I can make my extravaganzas appear credible, I cannot make the truth appear so.
A man who has no office to go to -- I don't care who he is -- is a trial of which you can have no conception.
My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less, but in the end doesn't each person give his life for his calling?
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's progress towards the realization of his dream.
A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
Zora Neale Hurston
In any crass political calculation, drilling for oil will always win more votes than putting a price on carbon. But if I recall what I was taught in fifth-grade American government class, we elect presidents to do more than crass political calculations.
When it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones.
If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
E. B. White
Great ideas are not given, theyâ€™re built.
It's like, it's kind of like if you ever had a car and it was a bit of a clunker but you love it, that's my show. It's a bit of a clunker but I know where everything is and I like it.
What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?
Some men see things as they are and say, Why? I of dream things that never were, and say, Why not?
In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.
The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
This comes of James teaching me to think for myself, and never to hold back out of fear of what other people may think of me. It works beautifully as long as I think the same things as he does.
The only way for a woman to provide for herself decently is for her to be good to some man that can afford to be good to her.
I started in the restaurant business at the age of 19 as a waitress. I loved the atmosphere and the camaraderie of the restaurant business. I loved not having to go to an office. I loved making people happy.
Nothing makes a man so selfish as work.
Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.
John F. Kennedy
There's people coming in who've never done any politics at all, who've never been in a trade union, they've never been in a political party, they've never done anything, but they do feel a kind of urgency.
When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work.
There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do.
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