Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil.
I feel the older I get, the more I'm learning to handle life. Being on this quest for a long time, it's all about finding yourself.
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People are eternally divided into two classes, the believer, builder, and praiser, and the unbeliever, destroyer and critic.
My family isn't really all that different from anyone else's. Well, maybe they're a bit more entertaining.
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.
I preach there are all kinds of truth, your truth and somebody else's. But behind all of them there is only one truth and that is that there's no truth.
The last act crowns the play.
What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.
I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.
no people can be both ignorant and free.
Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.
Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.
James Branch Cabell
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
If you have issues with family, friends, and people at work, try and solve these issues head on so you can move on and concentrate on having the life you want.
But every acquisition that is disproportionate to the labor spent on it is dishonest.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
What is the cheapest to you now is likely to be the dearest to you in the end.
It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.
Let me start with Yahoo. As we meet today, a Chinese citizen who had the courage to speak his mind on the Internet is in prison because Yahoo chose to share his name and address with the Chinese Government.
Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride.
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
The power of the harasser, the abuser, the rapist depends above all on the silence of women.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Let every dawn of the morning be to you as the beginning of life. And let every setting of the sun be to you as its close. Then let everyone of these short lives leave its sure record of some kindly thing done for others; some good strength of knowledge gained for yourself.
As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately.
Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.
Hate is a draining bottomless pit from whence nothing good or of any value can come. Try to eat a balanced diet. Guys only want one thing.
The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it.
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it.
John le Carre
Spiritual power begins by directing animal power to other than egoistic ends.
Let me tell you, sisters, seeing dried egg on a plate in the morning is a lot dirtier than anything I've had to deal with in politics.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
I wouldn't recommend young kids see 'Speedway Junkie.' It's definitely an age-appropriate movie - dark and realistic and edgy. If young kids want to see me, go see the Christmas movie.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Movies are different from real life.
For the outer sense alone perceives visible things and the eye of the heart alone seeds the invisible.
Richard of SaintVictor
when you are surrounded by sheep then it is easy to become one yourself.
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