Which of the Himalayas is the shortest?
O Time and change! -- with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on!
John Greenleaf Whittier
Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.
If there is any delay in that feedback loop between thinking of something and seeing it and building on it, then there is this whole world of ideas which will never be.
One brave deed makes no hero.
But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
James Russell Lowell
Competition among insurers would bring down the cost of health care insurance, just as it brings down the cost of car or homeowners insurance.
Andrew P. Harris
And the biggest, coldest power play of all in Obamacare came at the expense of the elderly.
A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths.
Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.
If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.
I find that communication as an actor and person is an important part of who I am. And I'm really drawn into the psychology of those dynamics.
Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
William E. Gladstone
Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
I hope in my lifetime we can all continue to laugh at ourselves and not put down anyone for what they weigh.
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.
John F. Kennedy
My approach is so simple every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears, or inspiration. Otherwise, why do it? It's the communication.
To be honest, everything in my life outside of tennis is great. I'm doing amazing projects that, if I didn't have time off, I wouldn't be able to focus on.
We are punished by our sins, not for them.
You have to grow thick skin and that only comes with time and learning.
To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.
James Anthony Froude
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
People who know me , they know I have a sense of humor, I'm a bit of a joker, a bit of a clown really, and I would love someone to exploit that side of me and send me a romantic comedy.
Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between men and women.
Pearl S. Buck
To keep your secret is wisdom but to expect others to keep it is folly.
But it wasn't until I graduated from Texas A & M University and joined the United States Air Force, flying C-130's all around the globe, that I truly appreciated the blessings of freedom.
Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.
Onion rings in the car cushions do not improve with time.
I love catching people in the act. That's why I always whip open doors.
Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.
Food can become such a point of anxiety - not because it's food, but just because you have anxiety. That's how eating disorders develop.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Charles de Montesquieu
It was amazing that a play that seems dated in this world... A man whose best friend is a six-foot white rabbit... But it caught on, especially with young people - they surprised me most of all.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw
A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
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