To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.
People don't have these tidy little redemption arcs in reality the way they do in movies.
Power is domination, control, and therefore a very selective form of truth which is a lie.
Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
Susan B. Anthony
Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.
Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
Many have left their families to defend our freedom. We salute their bravery we express our appreciation and support to their families. And we pray for their safe return.
The interesting and inspiring thing about America is that she asks nothing for herself except what she has a right to ask for humanity itself.
Either positive or negative comments are good because it shows I am still relevant.
The nation's honor is dearer than the nation's comfort; yes, than the nation's life itself.
There is no question what the roll of honor in America is. The roll of honor consists of the names of men who have squared their conduct by ideals of duty.
When Medicare was created for senior citizens and America 's disabled in 1965, about half of a senior's health care spending was on doctors and the other half on hospitals.
America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.
Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honor steady to a common end and prefer the interest of mankind to any narrow interest of their own.
No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.
I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.
I don't read 'chick lit,' fantasy or science fiction but I'll give any book a chance if it's lying there and I've got half an hour to kill.
J. K. Rowling
Bankers - pillars of society who are going to hell if there is a God and He has been accurately quoted.
John Ralston Saul
I try to make my life about service, and hope that one day we can all 'see' a little better because God is with everyone and everywhere.
What I've learned from different designers is that it's key to be true to who you are and your vision. That's always been my line of thinking. Working through the whole design process, I don't want to create something I wouldn't be proud to wear.
America's wealth comes from the efforts of people striving for success. Take away their incentive with badmouthing success and you take away the wealth that helps us take care of the needy.
What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic - this is by no means the same thing.
I want to go to bed richer than when I woke up. The pursuit of wealth is a wonderful thing, but the thing is you have to be honest about it, you have to tell the truth.
There was a great complexity to my father. He was a devoted family man. But, in the same breath, he simply was not suited to an anchored life. He should have been somebody who had a backpack, an old map, a bit of change in his pocket and that was it - roaming the world.
Why be boring? Have some fun. Rock shows should be like movies: I don't go to a movie hoping it'll change my life.
My whole family's been in the business. My whole family is crazy.
It's cool to have parents and family who will always tell me the truth no matter what. They'll tell me if I'm doing something stupid!
The ability to take pleasure in one's life is a skill and is a kind of intelligence. So intelligence is a hard thing to evaluate and it manifests itself in so many different ways. I do think the ability to know how to live a life and not be miserable is a sign of that.
New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Today, I'm very happy about myself, because I realized my dreams. I learned how to understand what people want.
I'm thankful to be breathing, on this side of the grass. Whatever comes, comes.
All this technology has not changed the way NFL Films does business and our process. Yes, with one touch of a button now you reach millions of people but it is still the same approach that my father and I started out with.
I was encouraged to hear that GM has made great progress on the hydrogen car.
As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
Look at Jessica Simpson. She's famous for being dumb. I guess it started with Marylyn Monroe, and she actually wasn't that dumb, but that's how she was perceived - and that's what got popular.
If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want - I go to the bathroom.
The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action.
Madame de Stael
I focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself. I've learned to trust my own instincts and I've also learned to take risks.
The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions.
The more we give of anything, the more we shall get back.
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