For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.
Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.
I have spent many years of my life in opposition and I like the role.
Learn from the mistakes of others, you can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrations and revolutionists.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
You can't study comedy; it's within you. It's a personality. My humor is an attitude.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
God works wonders now and then Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
War makes monsters of us all.
George R.R. Martin
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
No, I am your father.
An old error is always more popular than a new truth.
By endurance we conquer.
Buying is cheaper than asking.
Hey, itâ€™s me.
Weep not that the world changes -- did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.
William Cullen Bryant
Life is like a s--t sandwich. The more bread you eat, the less s--t you gotta take.
Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned... a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.
If you're a leader, a fellow that other fellows look to, you've got to keep going.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants them to do, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.
Let me give you some advice, b-----d. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor. And it can never be used to hurt you.
Children, you must remember something. A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
Pearl Bailey, Talking to Myself
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul -- and sings the tunes without the words -- and never stops at all.
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history; that man can never learn anything from history.
George Bernard Shaw
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's blunders?
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