Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
I have always wanted what I have now come to call the voice of personal narrative. That has always been the appealing voice in poetry. It started for me lyrically in Shakespeare's sonnets.
Pornography is literature designed to be read with one hand.
Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.
Corrie Ten Boom
Even as a kid I was never the generator of humor, but I always knew who was funny, who to hang out with.
The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.
Madame De Lambert
If we want everything to remain as it is, it will be necessary for everything to change.
Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
A rut is a grave with no ends.
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable.
All War Departments are now Defense Departments. This is all part of the doubletalk of our time. The aggressor is always on the other side.
I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.
Rag paper, containing hemp fiber, is the highest quality and longest lasting paper ever made. It can be torn when wet, but returns to its full strength when dry.
She looked as though butter wouldn't melt in her mouth --or anywhere else.
And what we've lost sight of is that performing manual labor with your hands is one of the most incredibly satisfying and positive things you can do.
The bottom line is in heaven.
Edwin H. Land
The 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of 'fair competition.' It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength.
Politeness is the slow poison of collaboration.
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
We can take full comfort in realizing the continuing strength of our nation. America's lands remain radiantly rich with diversity, and freedom still reigns.
The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Better be alone than in bad company.
Study is the scourge of boyhood, the environment of youth, the indulgence of adults and the curative for the aged.
As a pastor, you get invited into the most poignant moments of people's lives. Whether it's a wedding or a funeral or a hospital visit, you get invited into the center of the event, whether or not you know the people.
Ko drugom jamu kopa, sam u nju upadne.
I don't think of form as a kind of architecture. The architecture is the result of the forming. It is the kinesthetic and visual sense of position and wholeness that puts the thing into the realm of art.
The Deep South has a completely different history, both good and bad, that is fascinating for everybody. It makes people work together who usually don't, and that sounds like a cliche in so many ways, but it actually happened... and it happened because of a beautiful idea.
The truth is I had lots of rehab and now I have a clean bill of health.
What you know about the people whom you know at all well is truly amazing, even though you have never formulated it.
Harry Stack Sullivan
You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance.
The idea of trying to create things that last - forever knowledge - has guided my work for a long time now.
The sad truth is that opportunity doesn't knock twice.
As it turns out, social scientists have established only one fact about single women's mental health: employment improves it.
For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
The truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to.
B. C. Forbes
In politics there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers, and then there are those like John McCain who use their careers to promote change.
My favorite time in the cycles of public life is the time when the Pope is dead and they haven't elected a new one. There's no one in the world who is infallible for those weeks. And you know, I don't miss it.
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