Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.
Wisdom is a variable possession. Every man is wise when pursued by a mad dog, fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.
Robertson Davies, Marchbanks' Al
We set no special value on the possession of a virtue until we percieve that it is entirely lacking in our adversary.
It is my opinion that a story worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then.
My family makes these vinegars - out of everything from grapes to peaches and cherries. We go through the whole process with the giant vat and drainer, label them, and give them as Christmas presents.
In terms of fear, I still am most afraid of Freddie Kruger.
I do not wish to avoid the walk. The distance is nothing when one has a motive.
I believe that how you feel is very important to how you look - that healthy equals beautiful.
Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
Let your words merely reiterate what your actions have already stated.
The home should be the treasure chest of living.
If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.
The real difficulty, the difficulty which has baffled the sages of all times, is rather this: how can we make our teaching so potent in the motional life of man, that its influence should withstand the pressure of the elemental psychic forces in the
I think that from the time you start playing sports as a child you see that your responsibility to your team is to play the best that you can play as an individual... and yet, not take anything away from being part of a team.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
My poor vision gives me a soft-focus morning. For the first half hour, I kind of wander through my house, and everything is a blur. I put my contacts in when I'm ready to deal with the world.
Carrie Ann Inaba
The statesman cannot govern without stability of belief, true or false
George Bernard Shaw
There is a deep affection in Australia for the Queen. And I mean the Queen's been the Queen ever since I was born. I mean she is part of the firmament of Australia's sort of national life there's a deep respect for her role.
I thought to myself: I am wiser than this man; neither of us probably knows anything that is really good, but he thinks he has knowledge, when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think I have.
I've spent the last 50 years or so steeping myself in the world's religions, and I've done my homework. I've gone to each of the world's eight great religions and sought out the most profound scholars I could find, and I've apprenticed myself to them and actually practiced each faith.
Faith is not a delicate flower which would wither away under the slightest stormy weather
I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some actor that I used to like, to find them offering no more surprises.
At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it.
Though under earth, and throneless now I beYet while I lived all earth was under me.
But despite the universality of URLs, we often forget that they're not just a handy way to address network resources. They're also valuable communication tools.
Jesse James Garrett
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
Any film I do is not going to change the way black women have been portrayed, or black people have been portrayed, in cinema since the days of D.W. Griffith.
I like the outdoors and the natural world. Environmental issues.
Work alone will efface the footsteps of work.
I feel like I've lived quite a sheltered life, like my mom and dad were quite protective of me.
Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.
Marilyn vos Savant
When I grew up we had gym at school, two or three dance classes after school, ice skating lessons, and all sorts of sports at our finger tips. We weren't glued to computers because they didn't exist, so being active was all we knew.
Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy.
. . . pledging eternal hostility toward poverty, racism, and militarism.
Martin Luther King Jr.
...for those who bring to the task perfect sincerity and a real desire to meet with truth, those I hope will be satisfied and convinced of the proofs of a religion so divine, which I have here collected, and in which I have followed somewhat after this order...
The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice.
It was considered at the time a striking proof of virtue in the young king that he was sorry for his father's death;but, as common subjects have that virtue too, sometimes, we will say no more about it.
The greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation's effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius...
Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.
Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure.
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