All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.
War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate.
The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power.
Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.
A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die.
Be thankful for what you have you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.
By the time I got home at night, my eyes were so chlorinated I saw rings around every light.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude to the fans and management, and pays an installment every time he plays. He should never miss a payment.
I was 16 years old, driving to LA, and sleeping in my car, just trying to make it happen.
Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.
I think extreme sports are really good for relieving stress.
Never insult an alligator until you've crossed the river.
Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
Every good citizen should be willing to devote a brief time during some one day in the year, when necessary, to the making up of a listing of his income for taxes to contribute to his Government, not the scriptural tithe, but a small percentage of his net profits.
Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.
Playing Shakespeare is really tiring. You never get to sit down, unless you're the king.
I'm a private guy, and you don't want to be out there preaching to people. But faith leads you in the decisions you make. You don't always pick the right path, but it's there in your conscience.
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.
Mary Baker Eddy
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
Douglas William Jerrold
Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
Conscription may have been good for the country, but it damn near killed the army.
Sir Richard Hull
The end never really justifies the meanness.
E. Duane Hulse
I liked a lot of the things other people liked - Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC - but if I compared it to my dad's music, there just seemed to be elements missing.
Live not in yesterdays, Look back and you may sorrow. Live precisely for today, Look forward to tomorrow.
To-day it appears as though it may well be altogether abolished in the future as it has to some extent been mitigated in the past by the unceasing, and as it now appears, unlimited ascent of man to knowledge, and through knowledge to physical power and dominion over Nature.
Language... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.
I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now?
Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
Providence certainly does not favor just certain individuals, but the deep wisdom of its counsel, instruction and ennoblement extends to all.
I have seen that technology has contributed to improved communication, that it's contributed to better health care, that it's contributed to better food supplies, that it has contributed to all the basic human needs.
The government is best which makes itself unnecessary.
The most convincing argument against early parenthood is that you are in a relationship that is likely to fall apart before that child grows up.
Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household.
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
If you look at the footballers, you look at our celebrity culture, we seem to be saying, 'This is the way you want to be'. We seem to be a society that celebrates all the wrong people.
Iain Duncan Smith
If it were possible to make an accurate calculation of the evils which police regulations occasion, and of those which they prevent, the number of the former would, in all cases, exceed that of the latter.
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