God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.
Contrary to current cynicism about past golden ages, the abstraction known as 'the intelligent layperson' does exist - in the form of millions of folks with a passionate commitment to continuous learning.
Stephen Jay Gould
One day my dad would say, 'OK, if you want to play tennis I can help you out.' And that's how it started. And I had a goal. I wanted to beat my mom first. And my parents and my brother. And that was the ultimate goal.
God is ever present. He's in every breath, in every step. He's here, always, always.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
W. H. Auden
The really important things are said over cocktails and are never done.
Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principles of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration.
To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.
Do what you say you will do.
He lives who dies to win a lasting name.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
He who dares not (reason), is a slave.
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.
Self-defense is Nature's eldest law.
Since every man who lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal mind, what happens, let us bear, nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care.
Railing and praising were his usual themes; and both showed his judgment in extremes. Either over violent or over civil, so everyone to him was either god or devil.
So over violent, or over civil that every man with him was God or Devil.
Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do.
All objects lose by too familiar a view.
And to me, fame is not a positive thing. The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality. It's fantastic when you go to premieres and people cheer you, but it's not real. And it's totally not my approach to get my name on a club door just because I can.
I like guys with a nice smile. I know it's cliche, but it's so true! I like a guy with a nice smile and nice eyes.
He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
Appellant constituted a legitimate class of one, and this provides a basis for Congress's decision to proceed with dispatch with respect to his materials.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.
Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.
America has a critical role to play as the most powerful member of the world community.
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
Woman's honor is nice as ermine; it will not bear a soil.
All heiresses are beautiful.
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