If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.
Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
Is Fate getting what you deserve, or deserving what you get?
The time to enjoy a European tour is about three weeks after you unpack.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
Anybody can win unless there happens to be a second entry.
Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
It's always nice when you do something and it's well received as opposed to the other way which God knows happens to everybody. When the good times come around, you take a deep breath, appreciate it, but not take it too seriously.
A leader knows what's best to do; a manager knows merely how best to do it.
To the eye of failure success is an accident.
Life is lived on the edge.
Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
All greatness is unconscious, or it is little and naught.
The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.
The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
To be human means to feel inferior.
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
He who would write heroic poems should make his whole life a heroic poem.
Man knows more than he understands.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.
Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
We tend to think of politics as bad, full of dirty tricks, negative ads, big campaigns, but I am here to explore the original meaning of politics, which is positive and has to do with balancing competing interests and looking for solutions.
The test of one's behavior pattern; relationship to society, relationship to one's work, relationship to sex.
Fear not the phantom of death, My Countrymen, for his greatnessAnd mercy will refuse to approachYour smallness; and dread not the Dagger, for it will decline to beLodged in your shallow hearts.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.
Man know much more than he understands.
his face, though lined, bore few traces of anxiety. But, perhaps the confidential bachelor clerks in Tellson's Bank were principally occupied with the cares of other people; and perhaps second-hand cares, like second-hand clothes, come easily off and on.
My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.
The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
Love of country is like love of woman -- he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good.
Happiness is a positive cash flow.
I used to be so aggressive, but after a while I started learning. It's not that I know how to adapt, but I know all styles of fighting so I can change my style of fighting to whatever it needs to be. That just comes from years of training and a lot of sparring partners.
That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.
We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.
I'm an enormous admirer of Christopher Lee. He's somebody, along with Vincent Price, who I celebrate, and I wanted my movies to show that celebration and that honoring of these great film stars that were unafraid to go into horror and Grand Guignol and the macabre.
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