As for Doing-good...I have tried it fairly, and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
Men are fair, and they have learned not to personalize anger - they can disagree with you and argue to the bone, but afterward they still consider you a nice person with whom the underlying human relationship need not be altered.
However you make your living is where your talent lies.
If the world were a bar, America would currently be the angry drunk waving around a loaded gun. Yeah, the other people in the bar may be afraid of him, but they sure as hell don't respect him.
There is no such thing as part freedom.
I am not young enough to know everything.
I travel around and hear from so many kids. Their parents say they were always very picky but they watch the show and they want to try stuff. The show is entertainment, but I think it has done so much for the public perception of what food can be.
Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
Remember, I'm the only person her who's paid to be nice to you. But not too nice. Give me any lip and I'll break your face. OK?
Orson Scott Card
My dad dragged me to a Bruce Springsteen concert as a kid. It was my first concert, but I fell asleep in the middle. My second concert was Weezer on the 'Pinkerton' tour, and 'Pinkerton' is the reason why I'm doing this.
The very thing that is causing you pain is building you up.
Men must stop being jealous of their power and generously allow freedom and responsibility to others. The reward is harmonious families and society.
Delphine de Girardin
Stories in which the destruction of society occurs are explorations of social fears and issues that filmmakers, novelists, playwrights, painters have been examining for a long time.
J. J. Abrams
We fool ourselves so much we could do it for a living.
Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once
I had ridiculous amounts of energy. Mom's like, you're driving me crazy - do you want to try gymnastics? From the moment I started it, I loved it and it kind of was like storybook from there.
Dawn, n. The time when men of reason go to bed. Certain old men prefer to rise at about that time, taking a cold bath and a long walk with an empty stomach, and otherwise mortifying the flesh.
In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma that is, the sacred lore of priests and people... and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual.
William Robertson Smith
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
I can't tell you 100 percent what makes a relationship work. But I can see something good coming and I can see something bad coming.
Peace?' said Vetinari. 'Ah, yes, defined as period of time to allow for preparation for the next war.
I've sort of escaped my background, as people often do, through art and culture.
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.
I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car.
I have a book coming out in September, for example, where the plot concerns counterfeiting, and I had to do a lot of research on that. Or on any legal matters, for example, I have to do a lot of research online.
The activity of happiness must occupy an entire lifetime; for one swallow does not a summer make
Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Unrest of spirit is a mark of life.
Karl A. Menninger
The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat.
His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning.
African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans.
A brush with death always helps us to live our lives better.
Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
You can fake your age or mask it, but the passion that moves the characters has to be real.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
Man - a being in search of meaning.
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