The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.
Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.
Wealth, howsoever got, in England makes lords of mechanics, gentlemen of rakes; Antiquity and birth are needless here; 'Tis impudence and money makes a peer.
When my old man wanted sex, my mother would show him a picture of me.
And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.
What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.
The present time is seldom able to fill desire or imagination with immediate enjoyment, and we are forced to supply its deficiencies by recollection or anticipation.
Social cohesion was built into language long before Facebook and LinkedIn and Twitter - we're tribal by nature. Tribes today aren't the same as tribes thousand of years ago: It isn't just religious tribes or ethnic tribes now: It's sports fans, it's communities, it's geography.
Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.
He was a graduate of West Point, a military academy which turned young men into homicidal maniacs for use in war.
Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments.
The object of art is to crystallize emotion into thought and then give it form.
Does age matter? Time doesn't matter.
Earthlings went on being friendly, when they should have been thinking instead.
Learning is not compulsory but neither is survival.
W. Edwards Deming
I'd repair our education system or replace it with something that works.
The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
Quality is everyone's responsibility.
Gossip is easy, politics is hard.
The job can't be finished only improved to please the customer.
Sex is a part of love. You shouldn't go around doing it unless you are in love.
There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.
Daniel C. Dennett
The mind is the strongest tool we have to help us secure the riches within the universe.
I think that if the novel's task is to describe where we find ourselves and how we live now, the novelist must take a good, hard look at the most central facts of contemporary life - technology and science.
Leaders don't inflict pain -- they share pain.
Max de Pree
My name became known because I was, one might say accidentally the target of state repression and because so many people throughout the country and other parts of the world organized around the demand for my freedom.
We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are.
Absolute rest (ehter) and absolute time are not absolute but relative.
I hope to have more time to think, to look at the sky, dealing with less crisis management, to learn another language, to travel.
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?
If you have time don't wait for time
Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
Moraji R. Desai
A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
If it's ka it'll come like a wind, and your plans will stand before it no more than a barn before a cyclone
Patience means restraining one's inclinations.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
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