No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.
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
Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
Henry David Thoreau
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.
There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
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