Oh the thumb-sucker's thumbMay look wrinkled and wetAnd withered, and white as the snow,But the taste of a thumbIs the sweetest taste yet(As only we thumb-sucker's know).
If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.
Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend provided, of course, he really is dead.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I have retired, but if there's anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.
Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem.
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Electricity is really just organized lightning.
God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.
I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving.
For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends.
I am confident that nobody... will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.
Of course in science there are things that are open to doubt and things need to be discussed. But among the things that science does know, evolution is about as certain as anything we know.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
Honore de Balzac
When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.
E. B. White
Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?
A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.
Advice in old age is foolish for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.
The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Books are challenging and inspirational to me.
I don't have an iPod. I mean, I have a couple. Doesn't everyone? But I don't use it. I need to because I go to the gym now, and I'm tired of listening to morning radio. I want some music! I do have a video iPod, but I don't use it either.
The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Peace is the only battle worth waging.
They have had such a crazy life living with me as their dad. Not crazy but different from their friends.
It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.
George Bernard Shaw
Home is, I suppose just a child's idea. A house at night, and a lamp in the house. A place to feel safe.
V. S. Naipaul
The American Dream is still alive out there, and hard work will get you there. You don't necessarily need to have an Ivy League education or to have millions of dollars startup money. It can be done with an idea, hard work and determination.
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