Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.
The function of art is to make that understood which in the form of argument would be incomprehensible.
When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it right away.
Part of what I loved - and love - about being around older people is the tangible sense of history they embody. I'm interested in military history, for instance, because both my grandfathers fought in World War II. I'm interested in writing because one of those grandfathers wrote books.
So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs.
The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.
Faith is important to me.
Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
Good politics starts with empathy, proceeds to analysis, then sets out values and establishes the vision, before getting to the nitty-gritty of policy solutions.
Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.
Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.
The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.
To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.
I'll put it frankly - Britain has more influence in China than Norway or Switzerland, with all respect for the other countries.
Jose Manuel Barroso
There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.
Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion.
Funny is only something that others know about you - you can't be funny by yourself.
For the rational, psychologically healthy man, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.
To preserve an unclouded capacity for the enjoyment of life is an unusual moral and psychological achievement. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the prerogative of mindlessness, but the exact opposite: It is the reward of self-esteem.
Now is the moment when we can stand up and say, 'I'm an American. I make my destiny. And we deserve better! My children deserve better! My family deserves better. My country deserves better!' So here we stand. Americans have a choice.
Reason and emotion are not antagonists. What seems like a struggle between two opposing ideas or values, one of which, automatic and unconscious, manifests itself in the form of a feeling.
I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead the living have no right to forget.
It is useless to send armies against ideas.
The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
I have eyes like those of a dead pig.
I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor.
The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.
My dad was a high school teacher and made no money.
Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful.
But Socialism, alone, can bring self-determination of their peoples.
The humblest painter is a true scholar and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
'The Purpose-Driven Life' is not just a mega-bestselling work of Christian faith it is the thing that every voter, secular or not, yearns for.
I don't have pet peeves I have whole kennels of irritation.
The American formula for creating business is not to have the government create business.
People need to realise what real happiness and success is, because success as an actor is fleeting. You can be up there one day and gone the next.
One lion thinks it's just hilarious to tackle us. He's very funny about it... and we always know when it will happen.
Getting pregnant wasn't easy, and I found that devastating. I really beat myself up for waiting so long when I'd always wanted children and family had been the basis of my happiness my whole life.
I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder.
When I entered medical physics in 1958 there were fewer than 100 in the U.S. and I could see many opportunities to apply my knowledge of nuclear physics.
You may lose your wife, you may lose your dog, your mother may hate you. None of those things matter. What matters is that you achieve success and become free. Then you can do whatever you like.
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