It is not natural or inevitable that half the world goes hungry that the freedom of markets trumps protection of the planet or that citizens' rights come second to those of corporations.
No being is so important that he can usurp the rights of another.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
To give pain is the tyranny to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
Man does not live by soap alone and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free -- however free one can be on this planet.
The taxpayer -- that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life.
Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.
No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.
Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries, but custom gives the name of poverty to the want of superfluities.
Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.
Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.
It is better to live rich, than to die rich.
I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths.
Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.
Edward R. Murrow
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Sir Winston Churchill
I love my cats because I love my home, and little by little they become its visible soul.
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire the other is to get it.
George Bernard Shaw
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller
It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
It is your work in life that is your ultimate seduction.
Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.
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