Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.
Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
Arthur Somers Roche
The goal of all life is death.
In politics a straight line is the shortest distance to disaster.
John P. Roche
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
H. L. Mencken
Looks like we caught a Dragon by the tail.
My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, 'Oh God, I've got to do this today.'
Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I say that justice is truth in action.
Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.
Music fills the infinite between two souls.
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
Henry Ward Beecher
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
If you can run one business well, you can run any business well.
Art is meant to disturb. Science reassures.
Out of limitations, new forms emerge
Reliable office staff come in the shape of mature married women working from 9.30 to 3.30 (inside school hours) during which they will do more than the 9-5ers.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
Jacob M. Braude
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions.
It will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven.
Wernher Von Braun
Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living beings in that enormous immensity.
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
Don't tell me that man doesn't belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go -- and he'll do plenty well when he gets there.
There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program -- your tax-dollar will go further.
There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.
Whether you think you can or think you can't â€“ you are right.
If you get hung up on everybody else's hang-ups, then the whole world's going to be nothing more than one huge gallows.
When your work speaks for itself, get out of the way.
Thomas 'Wayne' Brazell
I'm not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.
I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10 % of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste.
Learning to program teaches you how to think. Computer science is a liberal art.
Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the good life we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
I never look at the brass. It only encourages them.
Grace is available for each of us every day -- our spiritual daily bread -- but we've got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow.
Whatever we are waiting for -- peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance -- it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
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