Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.
She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes.
Wisdom is passionless. But faith by contrast is what Kierkegaard calls a passion.
My favorite laser disk ever was the laser disk for The Graduate, which had a commentary track that wasn't even the filmmakers, it was a professor, some film criticism guy who just happen to be this amazing commentator who went off into the whole theory of comedy.
I had made it somewhere special, and I'd gotten there all on my own. Nobody had given it to me. Nobody had told me to do it. I'd climbed and climbed and climbed, and this was my reward. To watch over the world, and to be alone with myself. That, I found, was what I needed.
Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.
Princess of Wales Diana
It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
You can't lead a cavalry if you think that you look funny riding a horse.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the
No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
Teenage girls these days are more and more getting lured into thinking they should dumb themselves down, and that's going to attract the wrong kind of guy, and it's serious. It's serious business.
Her love was trembling in laughter on her lips.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
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