Too often government responds to the whispers of lobbyists before the cries of the people.
I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor.
The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.
My dad was a high school teacher and made no money.
Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful.
But Socialism, alone, can bring self-determination of their peoples.
The humblest painter is a true scholar and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
'The Purpose-Driven Life' is not just a mega-bestselling work of Christian faith it is the thing that every voter, secular or not, yearns for.
I don't have pet peeves I have whole kennels of irritation.
The American formula for creating business is not to have the government create business.
People need to realise what real happiness and success is, because success as an actor is fleeting. You can be up there one day and gone the next.
One lion thinks it's just hilarious to tackle us. He's very funny about it... and we always know when it will happen.
Getting pregnant wasn't easy, and I found that devastating. I really beat myself up for waiting so long when I'd always wanted children and family had been the basis of my happiness my whole life.
I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder.
When I entered medical physics in 1958 there were fewer than 100 in the U.S. and I could see many opportunities to apply my knowledge of nuclear physics.
You may lose your wife, you may lose your dog, your mother may hate you. None of those things matter. What matters is that you achieve success and become free. Then you can do whatever you like.
I think there's not much patience for organized labour, period, public or private sector.
I've got no respect for any young man who won't join the colors.
Nathan Bedford Forrest
I want Maggie Gyllenhaal. I don't know why. I don't think she necessarily looks like me or acts like me, I just think she's a cool actress and she could play me, so there you go.
People naturally change a lot during their 20s, so my songs reflect that progression.
I'd like to play Matt Damon's daddy. He's a wonderful actor, I really admire him, and I'd like to play his dad one day.
My earliest memory is seeing Michael Jackson in Melbourne with my sister when I was about ten. I still have this souvenir stick with a glove that would light up and make a peace sign in a bunch of different colors. I'm so happy my mom didn't throw that out.
Emilie de Ravin
I think Damien Hirst is hilarious. And I think he's a true artist. He's not hilarious first I think he is a real artist, and I also think he's got an amazing sense of humor.
My grandfather was a lawyer, my dad was a lawyer, my mum was a lawyer, I got an uncle who's a lawyer, I got cousins that are lawyers.
Benicio Del Toro
The quality of life is more important than life itself.
Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online.
That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.
Henry Ward Beecher
The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game.
The most dangerous people are the ignorant.
If interstellar travel is as time- or energy- demanding as the above figures indicate, it is far from obvious what the motive for colonization might be.
Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.
I'm a fun father, but not a good father. The hard decisions always went to my wife.
Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;
The one great poem of New England is her Sunday.
Any law that takes hold of a mans daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of the community are actively in favor of it. The laws that are the most operative are the laws which protect life.
Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone. The English do, and it's been their only major business advantage for the past two centuries.
Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end.
To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
The English Bible - a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.
Thomas B. Macaulay
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