Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.
The roaring of the wind is my wife and the stars through the window pane are my children. The mighty abstract idea I have of beauty in all things stifles the more divided and minute domestic happiness.
And what is liberty, whose very name makes the heart beat faster and shakes the world? Is it not the union of all liberties - liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of travel, or labor, or trade?
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.
George Bernard Shaw
I felt I had to share Idaho with my friend from New York because he'd shared New York with me, so I was going to share the beauty of nature with a man who went to museums and clubs late at night. But there was nothing to do where I lived at night.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
Things don't stay the way they are, said Finnerty. It's too entertaining to try to change them.
Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding.
Gian Carlo Menotti
While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.
Bo Bennett, Year to Success
I have learned to respect ideas, wherever they come from. Often they come from clients. Account executives often have big creative ideas, regardless of what some writers think.
There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens.
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