Be free, and live life fully.
We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.
Marquis De Vauvenargues
Because you're not what I would have you be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.
Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
The number one mistake is giving pets table scraps. I made the mistake thinking I was showing my dog love by giving her food and treats. You see a tiny 4 oz. piece of cheese, but for a Boston Terrier like mine, that's like one and a half hamburgers. That's unhealthy.
We are almost always guilty of the hate we encounter.
Mom and Pop were proud of my popularity, but from their point of view, show business was no way to make a living.
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
All love is lost but upon God alone.
The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
Old age is no place for sissies.
Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.
I've had a very laughable career and what has seen me through is my sense of humor.
The idle always have a mind to do something.
The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.
Now I'll read anytime, anywhere. I love reading in front of the space heater. Isn't that a sad confession? But it's like my substitute for the roaring fireplace of yore.
You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.
Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
What I'm suggesting to you is that this could be a renaissance. We may be on the cusp of a future which could provide a tremendous leap forward for humanity.
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
Most people grow old within a small circle of ideas, which they have not discovered for themselves. There are perhaps less wrong-minded people than thoughtless.
In truth, I am a single mother. But I don't feel alone at all in parenting my daughter. Krishna has a whole other side of her family who loves her, too. And so Krishna is parented by me, but also by her grandmother and aunts and cousins and uncles and friends.
Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.
One promises much, to avoid giving little.
I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday.
My everyday beauty routine is always rushed and pretty simple.
My dad's side of the family had lots of artists and musicians. There's an emotional, quite sentimental quality to Slavic culture. It's very open, it loves art, it loves music, it loves literature. It's very warm, it's very up, it's very down. I would celebrate that.
We seldom lose our faith by a blow out, usually is just a slow leak.
We've got a long career ahead of us and it's going to be great. Trust me.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.
To pursue a so-called Third Way is foolish. We had our experience with this in the 1960s when we looked for a socialism with a human face. It did not work, and we must be explicit that we are not aiming for a more efficient version of a system that has failed.
Faith is not without worry or care, but faith is fear that has said a prayer.
Faith is like electricity. You can't see it, but you can see the light.
Faith which does not doubt is dead faith.
Miguel de Unamuno
Faith is that quality that enables us to believe what we know to be untrue.
My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man. He was a baker.
Have faith in your dreams and someday Your rainbow will come smiling through No matter how your heart is grieving If you keep on believing the dream that you wish will come true
The difference between great celebrities and the unknown is the former failed and yet went at it again; the latter gave up in despair.
I swear by that old expression, 'One monkey don't stop no show!' The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are.
Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds; they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.
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