It's part of life to have obstacles. It's about overcoming obstacles; that's the key to happiness.
Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly
Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
I run in the morning, lift weights in the afternoon, basketball training at night, and then lift weights again at night.
It is not so important to know everything as to know the exact value of everything, to appreciate what we learn, and to arrange what we know.
Stability, insisted the Controller, stability. The primal and the ultimate need. Stability. Hence all this.
Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little.
Overall, I think I'm in pretty good shape, but I'm not really someone that is gung-ho or a fitness fanatic.
With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized
Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
George Bernard Shaw
Our culture's obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart. They want a chaser of emotion with their aesthetics.
Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
I sometimes wonder if the tragedies my family has suffered are a kind of karmic price for all the fame and fortune the Bee Gees have had.
There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.
Being born in a Christian home does not make you a Christian.
E. Stanley Jones
so that it may grow fatter and
I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting. Those were my main ways of controlling my weight.
I don't wake up each morning saying, 'Oh, wow, it's me. I think I'm the cat's meow. I'm the best.'
Redemption just means you just make a change in your life and you try to do right, versus what you were doing, which was wrong.
It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
The future will be better tomorrow.
True love is boundless like the ocean and, swelling within one, spreads itself out and, crossing all boundaries and frontiers, envelops the whole world.
Let us my friends snatch our opportunity from the passing day.
I became famous almost before I had a craft.
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.
She is probably by this time as tired of me, as I am of her; but as she is too Polite and I am too civil to say so, our letters are still as frequent and affectionate as ever, and our Attachment as firm and sincere as when it first commenced.
Learning what you don't want to do is pretty valuable, it may be as valuable as figuring out what it is you do want to do.
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.
We can't go to people who have lost their job at GM and say, 'Oh, by the way, we are going to pay money to build a road here or inoculate children there,' unless we can demonstrate that it is in America's interest. I happen to think it is.
Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?
The memory has as many moods as the temper, and shifts its scenery like a diorama.
The man is either mad, or he is making verses.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.
I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down - at least he did until he dropped dead.
Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
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