People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,but when the darkness sets in,their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.
William Arthur Ward
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
Architecture can't fully represent the chaos and turmoil that are part of the human personality, but you need to put some of that turmoil into the architecture, or it isn't real.
The winner persistently programs his pluses; the loser mournfully magnifies his minuses.
Committing a great truth to memory is admirable; committing it to life is wisdom.
Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
The day will come when everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.
We don't pray for the land. We pray for the humans, all humans... starting with the president, Mohammed Morsi, and all officials, and for God to give everyone wisdom and responsibility to manage the affairs of this country and its people in true Egyptian spirit.
Pope Theodoros II
France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.
Once you start doing only what you've already proven you can do, you're on the road to death.
An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark -- that is critical genius.
What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they will kill you.
I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.
I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.
If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.
Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper. You can make a hundred brilliant saves but the only shot that people remember is the one that gets past you.
Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.
Frances E. Willard
If you think about yourself then you've lost sight of the ball.
Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau.
No other man-made device since the shields and lances of the ancient knights fulfills a man's ego like an automobile.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
All people hope Islam helps everything in life. Islam will make jobs. Islam will make freedom. Islam will make everything.
Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president, from a murderous general or a beloved leader, I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon.
Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.
What we do every night is we change out the set list as much as we can to make sure that (fans can) go home and tell their friends they experienced something unique and cool.
We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness.
There's always going to be that pressure when you're in front of the camera. When you're famous it's just an extreme version of reality and there's a pressure to look a certain way.
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
You need to learn the fine art of detachment, Lieutenant.
Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
George S. Patton
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches one to fear and sorrow real poverty.
It's not who jumps the highest -- it's who wants it the most
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