If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then without hesitation, that He exists.
When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favor of the belief which he finds in himself.
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.
The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilized men.
That inescapable animal walks with me, Has followed me since the black womb held, Moves where I move, distorting my gesture, A caricature, a swollen shadow, A stupid clown of the spirit's motive, Perplexes and affronts with his own darkness, The secret life of belly and bone.
It has been said that Poland is dead, exhausted, enslaved, but here is the proof of her life and triumph.
Some people die at 25 and arenâ€™t buried until 75.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Henry David Thoreau
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Honore de Balzac
Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are to finishing it. You take Diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The happy Union of these States is a wonder their Constitution a miracle their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.
I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice.
Writing and travel broaden your a-s if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all -- that has been my religion.
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
Kathleen McGowan, Little Worries
Those who have compared our life to a dream were right.... We sleeping wake, and waking sleep.
Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 158
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold S. Geneen
I donâ€™t like sand. Itâ€™s coarse, and rough, and irritating, and it gets everywhere.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sun rise.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
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Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
It's a terrible thing to be alone -- yes it is -- it is -- but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath --as terrible as you like --but a mask.
Risk! Risk Anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those other voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
Creative without strategy is called art. Creative with strategy is called advertising.
Jeff I. Richards
Shortly after I met Bill Gates, Bill's dad asked each of us to write down on a piece of paper one word that would best describe what had helped us the most. Bill and I, without any collaboration at all, each wrote the word "focus.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill
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