All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.
Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.
Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life; never before has a generation, drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live.
All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.
David Allan Coe
Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.
The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.
We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity.
The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation it is understanding.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
If you respect the audience enough, they can take onboard many things.
Contrary to popular belief an artist is never ahead of his time, but most people are far behind theirs.
The world has yet to see what God will do with a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to the Holy Spirit.
If one's honest about it, spending time in a car with children is pretty ghastly.
There is nothing so lovely and enduring in the regions which surround us, above and below, as the lasting peace of a mind centered in God.
You have to trust your body to take care of you.
A. J. Langer
I've been married so long, I am on my third bottle of Tabasco sauce.
If you don't get a kick out of the job you're doing you'd better hunt for another one.
Man hath still either toys or care: But hath no root, nor to one place is tied, but ever restless and irregular, about this earth doth run and ride. He knows he hath a home, but scarce knows where; He says it is so far, that he has quite forgot how to go there
In fact, the best thing we could do on taxes for all Americans is to simplify the individual tax code. This will be a tough job, but members of both parties have expressed an interest in doing this, and I am prepared to join them.
They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here.
Caesar had perished from the world of men, had not his sword been rescued by his pen.
So stick up ivy and the bays, and then restore the heathen ways, green will remind you of the Spring, though this great day denies the thing, and mortifies the earth, and all, but your wild revels, and loose hall.
I feel I do my best work when it's all there on the page, and I feel that the character is very vivid as I read the script and I'm not having to create stuff and trying to cobble together something. If I have to do that, then I don't entirely trust what I'm doing.
Have thy heart in heaven and thy hands upon the earth. Ascend in piety and descend in charity. For this is the Nature of Light and the way of the children.
Our national media refuses to report that even the Supreme Court did not say marriage was a human right in all cases nor did it say that the heterosexual definition violated anyone's right or that the heterosexual definition of marriage was unconstitutional.
Give help rather than advice.
Marquis De Vauvenargues
I know we can't always know what medical surprises may happen during childbirth. But my hope is to go fully natural - no epidural, no interventions. Wish me luck.
Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.
I'm thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college. So world domination - in terms of providing for my family - is absolutely my goal.
Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
Those who can bear all can dare all.
We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.
Because you're not what I would have you be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.
Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
The number one mistake is giving pets table scraps. I made the mistake thinking I was showing my dog love by giving her food and treats. You see a tiny 4 oz. piece of cheese, but for a Boston Terrier like mine, that's like one and a half hamburgers. That's unhealthy.
We are almost always guilty of the hate we encounter.
Mom and Pop were proud of my popularity, but from their point of view, show business was no way to make a living.
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
All love is lost but upon God alone.
The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
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