The masses have no habit of self reliance or original action.
Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
It's not easy to retire at 31. In one respect I was glad I was done. But after a few years of having fun, I got a little restless. When you're 33, 34, and you don't have a focus, you can get kind of lost. As a man, you feel a little bit unfulfilled.
Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.
David Herbert Lawrence
I love art dealers. In some ways, they're my favorite people in the art world. Really. I love that they put their money where their taste is, create their own aesthetic universes, support artists, employ people, and do all of this while letting us see art for free. Many are visionaries.
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
A relationship is lovely if you're happy, comfortable in it and you really like the person. I can think of nothing better. But there's nothing worse than having a relationship in which you feel no interest.
You are doomed to make choices. This is life's greatest paradox.
Why so many of us a million years ago purposely knocked out major chunks of our brains with alcohol from time to time remains an interesting mystery. It may be we were trying to to give evolution a shove in the right direction -- in the direction of smaller brains.
If you actually are an educated, thinking person, you will not be welcome in Washington, D.C. I know a couple of bright seventh graders who would not be welcome in Washington D.C.
What's so wrong with feeling sorry for myself? Better that than trying to get other people to feel sorry for me.
Orson Scott Card
There is nothing that saps one's confidence as the knowing how to do a thing
Owning a home is a keystone of wealth - both financial affluence and emotional security.
Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.
You don't need water to feel like you're drowning, do you?
Another essential to a universal and durable peace is social justice.
Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity
It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
I dyed my hair blonde when I was 14. My mom was not happy. But I love being blonde.
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.
We have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him nor safely let him go. Justice is in one scale, self-preservation in the other.
Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.
Vernon A. Walters
It's also reflective of a young person's religion or faith in that it's highly charged with sacramental imagery and with country imagery, because I was in the seminary for so many years in the country.
Money can't buy poverty.
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
You grow up a bit damaged or broken then you have some success but you don't know how to feel good about the work you're doing or the life you're leading.
Science shows us truth and beauty and fills each day with a fresh wonder of the exquisite order which governs our world.
The gods too are fond of a joke.
One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.
The single harmony produced by all the heavenly bodies singing and dancing together springs from one source and ends by achieving one purpose, and has rightly bestowed the name not of disordered but of ordered universe upon the whole.
Outer consequences are not in our power to control; it is only possible to make an effort, and inner consequences always follow from our effort.
Social media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to community.
Politics is largely governed by sententious platitudes which are devoid of truth
Successful people make money. It's not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.
So I think you have to marry for the right reasons, and marry the right person.
A plague a' both your houses
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
The federal government now spends one of every four dollars in the entire economy. It borrows one of every three dollars it spends. No nation, no entity, large or small, public or private, can thrive, or survive intact, with debts as huge as ours.
A man is free only when he lives in truth, and truth can be perceived only by the intellect.
I quite enjoy science fiction.
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