My father and I had a good relationship, it was very relaxed. He had a lot of humour. He looked a little bit like me, although he had no beard. He had the appearance of a very elegant British-looking man.
The conduct of President Bush's war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States.
The best mind might be the wisest mind if it were a mind alone that produces wisdom.
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
The wise man says it cannot be done, but the fool goes and does it.
I think it's interesting to have a cool character not look so cool, you know?
What a wonderful world this would be if there were as many wise people as there are clever people.
Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.
Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is a tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
I want you to know that, despite what you might read at times in the newspapers or see on the television news, we have actually been getting a lot of things done the last several months, the U.S.-Canada relationship.
Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be.
This week, the world gathers in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic games. This is the extraordinary moment China has been dreaming of for 100 years. People have been longing for this moment, because it symbolises a turning point in China's relationship with the outside world.
Without wisdom, knowledge is more stupid than ignorance.
You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.
I always recommend a sensible diet, including lots of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat. Dancers don't need different fuel from other people - they just need more of it because they use more energy.
Understanding the limitations of human beings as well as understanding your own is the beginning of true wisdom.
All the times being like, 'Who rented this car and why are we going to this place?' You take the easy route and go, 'Oh, thanks for the champagne. I'll have another.'
If wishes were horses then beggars would ride.
It's important to ask candidates about their beliefs, in part because politicians frequently exploit religious faith - often with the idea that voters will be more likely to unthinkingly accept certain political positions so long as they arise from religious belief.
Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be.
Wit is more often a shield than a lance.
A perfect wife is one who helps her husband with the dishes.
When friends asked me, Can we help? I'd say, Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest or teleport me off this rock. I used that line from Star Wars.
Every mother generally hopes that her daughter will snag a better husband than she managed to do... but she's certain that her boy will never get as great a wife as his father did.
Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.
I told my wife that a husband is like a fine wine; he gets better with age. The next day, she locked me in the cellar.
The mouth of a cannon is safer that the mouth of a woman scorned.
The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
Mary Catherine Bateson
Women sometimes seem to share a quiet, unalterable dogma of persecution that endows even the most sophisticated of them with the inarticulate poignancy of the peasant.
It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.
I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.
Young girls look to me as a role model and think I crash diet to keep slim. That's not true, I always eat properly.
Denise Van Outen
Everyone looks so much better when they smile.
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.
When the sun comes up, I have morals again.
When you're making movies you've got to get obsessive.
Everybody sung in my family.
I've got a book of poetry by the bed, one of these big collections that goes back to the Greeks and Romans.
Martin C. Smith
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