The life you never live is greater than the wealth you never know
Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
Gary Ryan Blair
The first evil those who are prone to talk suffer, is that they hear nothing.
The marriage of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored in all cultures and by every religious faith. It's in this institution that children are meant to be nurtured. We know this after thousands of years of human experience.
Good birth is a fine thing, but the merit is our ancestors.
Discord is the great ill of mankind; and tolerance is the only remedy for it.
The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you're actually helping to make America stronger.
To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes... can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.
John F. Kennedy
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs one step at a time.
Would it be possible that I should not in any degree succeed? I can scarcely think so. Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?
John James Audubon
In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing.
The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
We are overhasty to speak as if God did not manifest himself by our silent feeling, and make his love felt through ours.
Character is simply habit long continued.
I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
Time is the wisest of all counselors.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
Were there peace and justice in the Middle East, the Arabs would no more need their tinhorn dictators than they would their corpulent princes.
Distressed valor challenges great respect, even from an enemy.
Hesitation of any kind is a sign of mental decay in the young, of physical weakness in the old.
I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female.
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
You'll stay with me?'Until the very end,' said James.
To a certain extent I am taking a leap of faith. I'm adding up the evidence on either side, and I'm seeing the evidence of there not being a God is overwhelming compared to the evidence for there being a God.
When Demosthenes was asked what were the three most important aspects of oratory, he answered, Action, Action, Action.
Raising five boys is a handful, trust me.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.
Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.
The trouble with fiction... is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense.
Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
George Bernard Shaw
He described how, as a boy of 14, his dad had been down the mining pit, his uncle had been down the pit, his brother had been down the pit, and of course he would go down the pit.
Solon being asked, namely, what city was best to live in. That city, he replied, in which those who are not wronged, no less than those who are wronged, exert themselves to punish the wrongdoers.
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
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