Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
War is the continuation of politics by other means.
Karl Von Clausewitz
My job is to interpret the law based on how the legislature and the court has done it and then, of course, to use our system of justice to develop some new legal tools and new concepts.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn't have to get one.
Poetry is a natural energy resource of our country.It has no energy crisis, possessing a potential that will last as long as the country. Its power is equal to that of any country in the world.
If I've got food and water, as long as I can exercise my mind and keep it nimble, then I'll be okay.
At least Obama was half-way honest about how much he was going to spend on health care. He had it at $600 billion. And the real number... is $1.2 trillion.
I realized that I would have some very tough sledding, and I was very discouraged because I didn't see much hope of getting into the field I wanted to get into with no college education.
I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.
When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl -- and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to -- which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.
What a person believes is not as important as how a person believes.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
To a father, when a child dies, the future dies to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.
It would be unwise to say the least, irresponsible of us at the TSA, at the Homeland Security Department not to evolve our technology to match the changing threat environment that we inhabit.
Everything is blooming most recklessly if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The 'self-image' is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
I believe that when you work on yourself, you are attracted by different, more positive beings.
Our citizens will lose their confidence or trust in the values and principles of the international community, especially if our personal identity is denied.
Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.
The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.
William Ralph Inge
Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
George William Curtis
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Happiness is perfume, you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself.
James Van Der Zee
It's always good to be underestimated.
It's not common for a woman on television, especially if she's the mom of the family, to be funny. She's usually a straight man or foil.
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
As a privileged survivor of the First World War, I hope I may be allowed to interject here a deeply felt tribute to those who were not fortunate enough to succeed, but who shared the signal honor of trying to the last to salvage peace.
My optimism is not based primarily on the successful march of democracy in recent times but rather is based on the experience of having lived in a fear society and studied the mechanics of tyranny that sustain such a society.
The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.
Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence.
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles de Gaulle
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
Also, I'm always learning better and better how to prioritize and how to leave certain things for the next day.
I said to the almond tree, 'Friend, speak to me of God,' and the almond tree blossomed.
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