All the nationalists are wasms -- except one, the most powerful of this century, indeed, of the entire democratic age, which is nationalism.
Now, everybody, I suppose, is aware that in recent years the silly business of divination by dreams has ceased to be a joke and has become a very serious science.
The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.
Edward George BulwerLytton
I think the rules are going to have to change for me to ever run for public office. My checkered past will always keep me out of politics.
Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame --to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!
Not by appointment do we meet delight Or joy they heed not our expectancy But round some corner of the streets of life they of a sudden greet us with a smile.
Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
In just the same way the thousands of successive positions of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude, which our eye perceives, which art reproduces, and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs.
There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.
I talked to ex-wives of musicians of the '70s for research. They're the funniest people in the world, yet there is this sad, beautiful thing in their eyes that says they've seen more than they could ever possibly tell you.
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
I'm learning something all the time. That's the way I want it to go, and that's the way I'll go until I am no longer on this planet.
One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
We've been co-evolving with our technology for a hundred thousand years. Human beings and the technology we make were always inseparable. We're finally coming into this moment where it's coming inside our body for the first time in history.
Daniel H. Wilson
When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves.
Bryant H. McGill
Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.
I was able to do The Saint of Fort Washington, on the relationship between two homeless men.
Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle at the onset.
I read murder mysteries. I exercise 40 minutes a day. I watch videotapes while I exercise. I listen to audiotapes when I am in my car. And I try to stay in three different centuries.
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
I once made the mistake of going for a whole row of false eyelashes, which was just wrong as it gave me a sad, puppy-eyed look.
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
Men are different. When they are in love they may also have other girlfriends.
When the world has got hold of a lie, it is astonishing how hard it is to kill it. You beat it over the head, till it seems to have given up the ghost, and behold! the next day it is as healthy as ever.
Politics is a highly tribal business.
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
Movie acting is a great job for your twenties: You travel all over, you have affairs with people, and you throw yourself into one part and then another. It gets more challenging as you get older, and it's not just having a daughter, it's wanting to have your own life and be yourself.
There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes.
A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.
Age is the first limitation on roles that I've ever had to encounter, and I hit that awhile ago.
The mind profits by the wrecks of every passion.
The martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth.
A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
Patience is not active; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.
It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible.
Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny.
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