Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning.
Love knows how to form itself. God will do his work if we do ours. Our job is to prepare ourselves for love. When we do, love finds us every time.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
I've never been nostalgic, personally or politically - if the past was so great, how come it's history?
We've learned how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live.
You know how it is when you decide to lie and say the check isin the mail, and then you remember it really is? I'm like thatall the time.
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you start.
You speak metaphorically, I hope, said Peggy. I hope not, said Becca. Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
Orson Scott Card
Moralists and philosophers have adjudged those who throw temptation in the way of the erring, equally guilty with those who are thereby led into evil
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous, on the contrary, it makes them for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
W. Somerset Maugham
Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.
It is natural for the mind to believe and for the will to love; so that, for want of true objects, they must attach themselves to false.
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