I'm probably something like 95% chicken nugget
War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.
Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Never regret anything that once made you happy.
Where there is no law there is no transgression.
There are times, sir, when men of good conscience cannot blindly follow orders. You acknowledge their sentience, but ignore their personal liberties and freedom. Order a man to turn his child over to the state? Not while I'm his captain
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
Sir Richard Francis Burton
I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it
What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God.
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.
Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness -- an open and noble temper.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong.
Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right.
Our best history is still poetry.
Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age.
There is this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means; draw it all out, and hold him to it.
We are prisoners of ideas.
It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.
Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams.
There is no prosperity, trade, art, city, or great material wealth of any kind, but if you trace it home, you will find it rooted in a thought of some individual man. --
The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving; it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving.
That man is idle who can do something better.
What is the imagination? Only an arm or weapon of the interior energy; only the precursor of the reason.
The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.
We live by our imagination, our admiration s, and our sentiments.
There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrate to some stroke of the imagination.
Imagination is not a talent of some people but is the health of everyone.
The best efforts of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
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