The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.
The highest problem of any art is to cause by appearance the illusion of a higher reality.
Johann von Goethe
In business, words are words explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
Harold S. Geneen
My goal is to ensure the Northern Border is safe, secure and allows for the free flow of travel and commerce.
One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.
Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
I think there's no excuse for the American poetry reader not knowing a good deal about what is going on in the rest of the world.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
You know, 'The Golden Girls' was a very unusual show to start on. I was young, and it was a show about old people, and it was a very traditional show, but it was also an amazing training ground for a joke-writer. It forced me to learn those skills.
Napoleon for the sake of a good name broke in pieces half the world.
No matter how good you are, how brave you are or anything, it comes down to that car so many times. Not every time, but so many times.
Every man has enough power left to carry out that of which he is convinced.
If you treat an individual... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Our systems are all go. At 9:30 Monday morning trading will resume on both markets, and the message will be given to criminals who foisted this on America that they lost.
He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it.
They become the keepers of the mystery. They place themselves between the communicants of the religion, and the immediate experience. And then they dictate the terms on which you can have contact with this wonderful mystery. We don't dictate those terms.
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
My mom had me when she was 16, and I was an only child, which is probably why I received a lot of love and didn't miss that my father wasn't around.
We usually lose today, because there has been a yesterday, and tomorrow is coming.
Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!
Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
If the mass of people hesitate to act, strike with swiftly and with boldness, the brave heart that understands and seizes opportunity can everything.
Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last, dependent.
In the different voice of women lies the truth of an ethic of care, the tie between relationship and responsibility, and the origins of aggression in the failure of connection.
A collections of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.
I've also gotten to play in front of a million people in Central Park when there was a grass roots movement calling for nuclear disarmament - it was about 1982 - they called it Peace Sunday.
What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.
A purpose you impart is no longer your own.
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.
God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible.
Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.
If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.
Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation.
I adore adverbs they are the only qualifications I really much respect.
Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again.
Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals.
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