The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.
I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for...
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
U. S. Constitution, "Amendment I
It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
I have a great respect for the academics who are working with the source material. My hat's off to them.
Like they just wanted to enjoy The Gus Waters Show while it was still in town.
I would rather exercise than read a newspaper.
Self-trust is the first secret of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.
I find myself more at peace when I live in Europe.
My father is a chemist, my mother was a homemaker. My parents instilled in us the feeling that learning was the most exciting thing that could happen to you, and it never ends.
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak and at last some crisis shows what we have become.
Brooke Foss Westcott
The philosopher's soul dwells in his head, the poet's soul is in his heart; the singer's soul lingers about his throat, but the soul of the dancer abides in all her body.
Thus, it was to seek true civilization and true justice for all the peoples of the world, and to view this as the destruction of personal freedom and respect is to be assailed by the hatred and emotion of war, and to make hasty judgments.
Tell him he can have my title, but I want it back in the morning.
Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.
Losing you're co-remember meant losing the memory itself.
A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
What we think, we become.
Winning is nice if you don't lose your integrity in the process.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
The dignity of history consists in reciting events with truth and accuracy, and in presenting human agents and their actions in an interesting and instructive form. The first element in history, therefore, is truthfulness; and this truthfulness must be displayed in a concrete form.
My father never kissed me, hugged me or told me that he loved me. As my only living parent, he became the filter through which I saw myself, the possibilities for my life, the world and all men. He was a conflicted and dark filter.
Language is the dress of thought; and as the noblest mien or most graceful action would be degraded and obscured by a garb appropriated to the gross employments of rusticks or mechanics, so the most heroick sentiments will lose their efficacy, and th
A grain of poetry suffices to season a century.
O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If you try to do your best there is no failure.
The jewelry business is a very, very tough business - tougher than the computer business. You truly have to understand how to take care of your customers.
In the modern media age we are rarely surprised by what we see. Whether it's on television or film or in the theatre, everything is so advertised, so trailed, that most entertainment is merely what you thought it was going to be like.
At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.
To me age is a number, just a number. Who cares?
Every single art form is involved in film, in a way.
I think the family movie is very important to everybody right now.
Pop songs are not as graceful as they used to be. Performers today haven't gone through the regimen of learning how to write. And of course, everyone wants to own copyrights.
What I do deny is that you can build any enduring society without some such mystical ethos.
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