In fact history does not belong to us but we belong to it.
Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.
Michel de Montaigne
I'm not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have on. I've never had that attitude to music.
The difficulties we face originate from one of three sources. Some are sent to us by the Lord to test our faith, others are the result of Satan's attacks, and still others are due to our own sinful choices.
It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust.
I continue to believe that the American people have a love-hate relationship with inflation. They hate inflation but love everything that causes it.
William E. Simon
I refuse to feel guilty. I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money. I went through periods when I had nothing, so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy.
I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one.
I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that's what gets a dinner party off to a fun start.
A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.
Poetry is like making a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, you've lost the whole thing.
W. S. Merwin
I don't know that there is much the United States can do except work with the international community.
But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
Suicide is possible, but not probable hanging, I trust, is even more unlikely for I hope that, by the time I die, my countrymen will have become civilised enough to abolish capital punishment.
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
Arthur M. Schlesinger
I got up one Christmas morning and we didn't have nothing to eat. We didn't have an apple, we didn't have an orange, we didn't have a cake, we didn't have nothing.
Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that's stripped down.
A Libertarian society of unfettered individualism spreads its benefits to virtually everyone - not just those who have the resources to seize political power.
During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts.
'True Blood' is amazing. I have to give a shout out to 'Melrose Place' because I do watch. I love 'Entourage.' One of my favorite shows back in the day was 'Friday Night Lights.'
Never, ever invest money that you will need prior to three to five years - minimum.
Last time I spoke to my mom she called me from a pay phone, and we didn't have the best talk. Ever since my stepdad passed away three years ago, she has been very depressed and hasn't been herself at all.
I believe that President Clinton considered the legal merits of the arguments for the pardon as he understood them, and he rendered his judgment, wise or unwise, on the merits.
Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers. If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for power would not result in such complex peace treaties that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims.
James Q. Wilson
At the very outset I want to say how the people of America appreciate the steadfast support of the people of Morocco, the leadership of Morocco in our war against terrorism.
Actors are loved because they are unoriginal. Actors stick to their script. The unoriginal man is loved by the mediocrity because this kind of artistic expression is something to which the merest five-eighth can climb.
All real education is the architecture of the soul.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
You've got to keep fighting; you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive
He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man.
The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.
If our history can challenge the next wave of musicians to keep moving and changing, to keep spiritually hungry and horny, that's what it's all about.
I said to the almond tree, Friend, speak to me of God, and the almond tree blossomed.
The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success - or failure.
Arthur C. Brooks
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift -- which is why they call it the present.
Sometimes I think the world is divided into those who have a comfortable relationship with power and those who have a naturally adversarial relationship with power.
For organizations and employees alike, the only real security is the ability to grow, change and adapt.
If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility.
For me, great music doesn't just have to fall into one category or one genre and I love appreciating all kinds of music.
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