I just read an 800-page history of the Scottish Enlightenment and, honestly, I may as well just start it again now, because I cannot remember a single thing. I can barely remember where Scotland is.
We estimate the wisdom of nations by seeing what they did with their surplus capital.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
E. M. Forster
Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.
Darkness doesn't exist, you can merely measure the amount of light that is present. I think the same of hate, a lack of love rather.
The function of the politician, therefore, is one of continuous watchfulness and activity, and he must have intimate knowledge of details if he would work out grand results.
John George Nicolay
He was defeated 2000 years ago though there's many that feel that he is The Lord and that they will succeed.
Those who are purporting this one-world government ideology seek to achieve the pinnacle of power like so many that came before them did. And yes, they are the wolves afflicting the human race with death. They are like a cancer.
Have courage and standing your ground. No one ever solved nothin' runnin'.
You cannot make thousands of universities or hundreds of thousands of professors, but with technology and the Internet you can have great courses and make a digital university.
Much history of the world has been lost. How magnificent and confusing what's left is.
For decades, Japan has been a friend and reliable trading partner with the United States, and I anticipate that relationship will prosper.
What a beautiful world we're destroying.
I think peace should be done not only among governments but among people. It was impossible before the Facebook.
Better luck next time they say, or you win some you lose some, I guess it's something like that.
I don't always buy organic food. It is more expensive.
Our duality becomes indifference. We just want to live our lives. That's my take anyway.
Man lies down and does not rise until the heavens are no more. They will not awake nor arise from their sleep.
I know nothing about technology.
Hitler said that categories were the greatest tool a leader can use to control people and set them against each other. We should stop categorizing each other for all of the misconceptions that it causes.
People who are out to find fault seldom find anything else. It is a waste of time, no matter how much you find fault, it is not going to change anything. It's better to find a remedy.
The first sentence of every novel should be: Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human. Meander if you want to get to town.
God isn't what's wrong with the world. It's just who people blame when there's nowhere to point the finger but at ourselves.
My father probably thought the capital of the world was wherever he was at the time. It couldn't possibly be anyplace else. Where he and his wife were in their own home, that, for them, was the capital of the world.
Marriage used to be bondage and still is in some places. That's disconcerting.
Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
There are many truely horrible things goin' on in the world whilst we're lost to the druthers over spilled milk.
The crown of literature is poetry.
W. Somerset Maugham
If my life was a hole, it would be deep, filled with melancholy and sadness.
It's important to say that actors can't act alone, it's impossible. What we have to do is support each other.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Before I judge anything, first I ask, is it true about myself?
The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Sad people have more sober reflections.
The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
A. Whitney Brown
All for one and one for one, our government has strayed.
Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone Laughs at impossibilities, And cries it shall be done.
They deceive themself and thus us; merchants and tycoons of the world. Evil has gone from bad to worse for a worthless reward.
Kids today are smarter than we ever were. And they've got computers, too, which is awesome. They're scary to me.
The bad apples are at the top. They enjoy murdering the innocent people.
There hasn't been peace on earth because people cant seem to figure out that the real enemy is the people manipulating world events from behind the scenes for their own selfish interests.
Einstein said that genius begins where rules end. He did however help invent nuclear weapons inadvertently and we've plunged toward a new world order since then as a result. One world or none - it seems the path cannot change. I'd go with Robert Frost on taking the path not traveled.
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