I've been in fights, but that doesn't make me cool or like a tough guy or more interesting actor, I'm not proud of it.
Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you.
You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him. Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death, because he feared they would rebel.
The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.
When you stop having dreams and ideals -- well, you might as well stop altogether.
The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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