Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
Growing up in the Midwest, people don't drive Porsches and Ferraris. They drive Fords and Chevys. And so even if you have the opportunity to buy a more expensive car, it doesn't occur to you because it's not what you relate to.
There is no patriotic obligation to help advance the career of a politician who is otherwise pursuing interests that are fundamentally antithetical to your values. That's not the call of patriotism.
Presidential leadership needn't always cost money. Look for low- and no-cost options. They can be surprisingly effective.
That's the beauty of music. You can take a theme from a Bach sacred chorale and improvise. It doesn't make any difference where the theme comes from the treatment of it can be jazz.
Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community.
My second play, The Birthday Party, I wrote in 1958 - or 1957. It was totally destroyed by the critics of the day, who called it an absolute load of rubbish.
Many people see technology as the problem behind the so-called digital divide. Others see it as the solution. Technology is neither. It must operate in conjunction with business, economic, political and social system.
'Swan Lake' is the most difficult thing to portray for a female ballet dancer it really requires such specific qualities of articulation, agility, strength, and the arm work is something that takes a lot of training.
Obscurity is the realm of error.
Marquis De Vauvenargues
I find a lot of inspiration in street style and watching women walk, the way they wear things and what they're wearing.
What we have most to fear is failure of the heart.
But now Americans, they felt a sense of peace and protection because they've been separated by so many thousands of miles of ocean. And you know, the fact that it's come to the U.S. like this is so sad, and yet you know, what can you do? It's here.
When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.
To possess taste, one must have some soul.
Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
All grand thoughts come from the heart.
Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.
Great thoughts always come from the heart.
You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time.
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.
Of all pleasures the fruit of labor is the sweetest.
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
I had a career and I came to motherhood late and am not married and have never had such a trusting relationship with a man - and trust is where the real power of love comes from.
It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community.
I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us through fear.
The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods
I have always believed in God.
In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth.
I think that people who have played sports have an ability to relate to people because when you're playing you have to work on teams and with opposing players.
I do not think that winning is the most important thing. I think winning is the only thing.
By failing seriously to confront the most predicable economic crisis in our nation's history, the President's policies are committing us and our children to a diminished future.
Worldly riches are like nuts; many a tooth is broke in cracking them, but never is the stomach filled with eating them.
Power's footstool is opinion and his throne the human heart.
Sir Aubrey De Vere
There's a constantly applicable nature to soul music, whereas sometimes pop music can be a periodical.
You've got to make haste while it's still light of day. My godmother used to say, I don't want to rust out, I just want to work out. If you stand still long enough, people will throw dirt on you.
If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.
Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
I am a believer in punctuality though is makes me very lonely.
E. V. Verrall
We've done it in intelligence sharing and certain elements of security. There were parts of the department, in fact, that worked very well in Katrina, like the Coast Guard and TSA.
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