As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
It's dÃ©jÃ vu all over again.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
And be on they guard against the good and the just! They would fain curcify those who devise their own virtue -- they hate the lonesome ones.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake
In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
Beauty is all very well at first sight but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
George Bernard Shaw
My reputation grows with every failure.
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force of our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Ignore what a man desires, and you ignore the very source of his power.
Absence -- that common cure of love.
Miguel de Cervantes
When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, I can't.
Precepts or maxims are of great weight and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a happy life than the volumes we can't find.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
A place for everything, everything in its place.
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
People do not lack strength they lack will.
Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
Money is like an arm or leg - use it or lose it.
It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.
Henry David Thoreau
Already the writers are complaining that there is too much freedom. They need some pressure. The worse your daily life, the better your art. If you have to be careful because of oppression and censorship, this pressure produces diamonds.
You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything he's no longer in your power -- he's free again.
Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
George S. Patton Jr.
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any.
The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy
Television has brought back murder into the home -- where it belongs.
The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind.
War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.
Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Never regret anything that once made you happy.
Where there is no law there is no transgression.
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