We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
I was the first spokesperson for the Better Hearing Institute in Washington. And that's the message we tried to send out - there is hearing help out there, and the technology and options are amazing.
I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
I don't allow anybody to change me. I still walk outta my house in rollers and I take walks. I do not care what people think.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published.
I am a grandmother now, and that means age is creeping on, creeping on.
The love of heaven makes one heavenly.
I don't have perfect teeth, I'm not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn't want to change anything.
Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun's shining or not.
I pretty much borrow my entire beauty regime from my mom.
I think my mother... made it clear that you have to live life by your own terms and you have to not worry about what other people think and you have to have the courage to do the unexpected.
Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep.
Michel de Montaigne
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.
I think romantic comedy, when done right, is my favorite genre. It's just a genre that's very human.
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
There is science, logic, reason there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
There is a positive and personal relationship between the Egyptian people and the Syrian people.
Brilliantly lit from stem to stern, she looked like a sagging birthday cake.
That bedrock faith that I could write was what blinded me to attempts to discourage me.
Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
I may be a successful football player, but I feel like such a failure.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
There are only three events in a man's life birth, life, and death he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
Jean de la Bruyere
I've always put my family first and that's just the way it is.
Jamie Lee Curtis
To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.
When it's said and done, the one thing I want to leave on this earth is hope. I have felt hopelessness, and it's a terrible feeling. Hopelessness will destroy you. I want to bring hope to other people.
Live as brave men and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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