No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
And I can tell you that history will back up what I'm about to say and that is that there is no government run by conservatives, Republicans, put whoever you want there, if you give government the opportunity to spend more money than it has, it will do it. It will do it every time.
Opposition is true friendship.
I'm as much influenced by Joseph Smith and the Mormons as I am, more so, than by Eliot. Actually, I'm much more influenced by the poetry of the Mormons.
Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.
I thought to be feminine was to give in to straight culture, or the beauty standard, but in my heart I had a flair for fashion and style. They were passions I kept secret because I didn't understand I could love clothes and hair and makeup and still like girls.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think theatre is by far the most rewarding experience for an actor. You get 4 weeks to rehearse your character and then at 7:30 pm you start acting and nobody stops you, acting with your entire soul.
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad, but sober; not to make us sorry, but wise.
H. G. Wells
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.
Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.
There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
Don't give your money to the church. They should be giving their money to you.
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it.
The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me.
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
C. S. Lewis
There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses.
Our DNA is as a consumer company - for that individual customer who's voting thumbs up or thumbs down. That's who we think about. And we think that our job is to take responsibility for the complete user experience. And if it's not up to par, it's our fault, plain and simply.
It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
Saint Francis de Sales
Why is Cloud 9 so amazing? What is wrong with Cloud 8? That joke came off the top of my head, and the top of my head ain't funny!
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.
Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.
Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
H. L. Mencken
In every death, a busy world comes to an end.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do.
Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
John F. Kennedy
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