Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, 'No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,' and then you do it.
Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.
What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.
There's so many issues tied to the meat industry. I mean, social, environmental, humanitarian - all of them. I know that when I'm eating that I'm not hurting the planet, I'm not hurting other people on this planet, I'm not hurting animals... and I'm not hurting nature.
We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.
There are millions of chords. There are millions of numbers. And everyone forgets the one that is a zero. But without the zero, numbers are just arithmetic. Without the empty chord, music is just noise.
I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
The longer the life the more the offense, the more the offense the more the pain, the more the pain the less defense and the less defense the less the gain.
Sir Thomas Wyatt
If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.
We've seen the worst that men can do, pa, and been the worst that men can be. But that don't mean that someday we won't see the best, too. And if we can never be perfect after this, well, we can still be pretty good, can't we?
Orson Scott Card
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
Omar N. Bradley
Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
William Butler Yeats
So far, at least, I haven't found a way to tell my kind of stories without making them both sad and funny.
We all wish we could be in more than one place at the same time. People with families feel guilty all the time-if we spend too much time with our family, we feel we're not working hard enough.
I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart.
The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's.
The middle class is so funny, it's the class I know best, and it's the class where you find the most pretension, so that's what makes the middle classes so funny.
J. K. Rowling
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.
And say my glory was I had such friends.
To pursue science is not to disparage the things of the spirit. In fact, to pursue science rightly is to furnish the framework on which the spirit may rise.
It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.
A small demerit extinguishes a long service.
To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Humor starts like a wildfire, but then continues on, smoldering, smoldering for years.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I had a problem. I tried group sex. Now I have a new problem...I don't know who to thank!
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.
In a multi-racial society, trust, understanding and tolerance are the cornerstones of peace and order.
Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side ;of the face can smile while the other is pinched.
I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it.
I don't think balance is something you get from someone else it's something women have to find from within. For me, finding balance is still a work in progress.
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.
Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
Again I admonish you not to be turned from your stern purpose of defending your beloved country and its free institutions by any arguments urged by ambitious and designing men, but stand fast to the Union and the old flag. Soldiers, I bid you God-speed to your homes.
In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.
Henry David Thoreau
We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money.
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