To make pleasures pleasant shorten them.
Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.
Roger von Oech
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
Ralph W. Sockman
I certainly can't speak for all cultures or all societies, but it's clear that in America, poetry serves a very marginal purpose. It's not part of the cultural mainstream.
It's a sad commentary when I have to say that sometimes in our country we are real sensitive to race.
We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
Time is the longest distance between two places.
It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.
I never really saw my dad around when the Iron Maiden and the AC/DC were playing. But he knew what I was doing. I was just absorbing music. So he just kind of left me to my own devices.
The slogan was 'Don't trust anyone over thirty'. Sixty years later the slogan became, 'Don't trust anyone over ninety'.
Never have more children than you have car windows.
For globalization to work for America, it must work for working people. We should measure the success of our economy by the breadth of our middle class, and the scope of opportunity offered to the poorest child to climb into that middle class.
John J. Sweeney
The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.
William Lyon Phelps
I think as - all in all, it's better to have a cool president than a not cool president.
Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off.
It is funny because the guy who is my boss now, Howard Stern, has a similarity there. He got big being a regular guy. He wasn't the greatest looking guy in the world.
I think God gave us senses of humor, and we should use them.
I was raised on the values of speaking up and making a positive difference in a very political family that believed in the importance of public service.
In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know, but they do.
Lets have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can't say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy if we got any cake.
I was blessed to have a mother and father that recognized the value of education.
To be able to put your arms around 24 years of music, it's really fun.
It is imperative for the health and safety of millions of workers that we ensure that breathing systems needed for protection are widely available, convenient and economical.
All my fans tell me what a glamorous life I have, but I tell them how hard I work and how many nights I spend alone with my dogs, eating chicken pot pie in my bedroom.
I remember my mom saying that after you have a baby you get really thin. So you gain all that weight and then you just lose it and keep losing it.
People are so constituted that everybody would rather undertake what they see others do, whether they have an aptitude for it or not.
Johann von Goethe
I won't say there aren't any Harvard graduates who have never asserted a superior attitude. But they have done so to our great embarrassment and in no way represent the Harvard I know.
They make Spy Kids, they make Scream, they make A Scary Movie. This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage. I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because we're just finishing editing.
The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief.
We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind.
The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
The highest problem of any art is to cause by appearance the illusion of a higher reality.
In business, words are words explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
Harold S. Geneen
My goal is to ensure the Northern Border is safe, secure and allows for the free flow of travel and commerce.
One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.
Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
I think there's no excuse for the American poetry reader not knowing a good deal about what is going on in the rest of the world.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
You know, 'The Golden Girls' was a very unusual show to start on. I was young, and it was a show about old people, and it was a very traditional show, but it was also an amazing training ground for a joke-writer. It forced me to learn those skills.
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