There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker if sad, it must not scream or curse.
Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?
I am convinced that a light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning, have sometimes made a hero of the same man, who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and rainy morning, would have proved a coward.
When it comes to meat, change is almost always cast as an absolute. You are a vegetarian or you are not.
Jonathan Safran Foer
History is but a confused heap of facts.
There were points in my life where I felt oddly irresistible to women. I'm not in that state now and that makes me sad.
I believe in stopping work and eating lunch.
By means of tracing-paper I transfer my design to the wood and draw on that.
O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!
We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.
I wanted to be an actress. In college I was a serious feminist and very political. I was determined to get one thing out of my career and that was respect. I didn't want money. I didn't care about fame.
But because many endeavor to get knowledge rather than to live well, they are often deceived and reap little or no benefit from their labor.
Thomas a Kempis
For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is political freedom.
We must depend upon the Boy Scout Movement to produce the MEN of the future.
Daniel Carter Beard
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Seems like most of the kids today are into other sports other than tennis.
Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life.
In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
Stephen Jay Gould
Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success, and in some ways it's better to have failure at the beginning of your career, or your life.
I live quietly at home among my family and friends.
I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks.
I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.
Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.
In my family, there was one cardinal priority - education. College was not an option it was mandatory. So even though we didn't have a lot of money, we made it work. I signed up for financial aid, Pell Grants, work study, anything I could.
In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.
Frederick William Robertson
I think people's perception of a rich girl is literal, but metaphorically I embrace it as being rich in love, spirit, joy and religion. So it's not about money.
I love technology, and I love new gadgets. I can no longer figure out how to use any of them, but I love them.
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny it is the political defense of women hating.
The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both present joy and future hope.
Mary Augusta Ward
Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.
Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition.
E. O. Wilson
I'd like to jump out of a plane. I have a fear of heights I'd like to face.
When you're walking down the street, or you're at a restaurant, someone catches your eye because they have their own look. It goes way beyond what they're wearing - into their mannerisms, the way they smile, or just the way they hold themselves.
No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.
Love consists in giving without getting in return in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.
The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal.
One thing changes every evening: It's the audience, and I'm working my magic. I'm always learning from it.
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