I perfectly understood President Obama's attitude throughout the French presidential campaign. He had no reason to distance himself from Nicolas Sarkozy. It's the basic solidarity that leaders who worked together owe to each other.
Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.
I really don't think there is anybody in the business with better eyes than Elijah Wood.
There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.
I'm a religious person. I remember my mom told me: 'Vengeance belongs to God. It's up to him to wreak vengeance.' It's hard for me to get to that point, but that's the work of God.
When death has you by the throat, you don't mince words.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
In these troubled, uncertain times, we don't need more command and control we need better means to engage everyone's intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise.
Margaret J. Wheatley
I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
I'm really busted up over this and I'm very, very sorry to those people in the audience, the blacks, the Hispanics, whites - everyone that was there that took the brunt of that anger and hate and rage and how it came through.
I used to write things for friends. There was this girl I had a crush on, and she had a teacher she didn't like at school. I had a real crush on her, so almost every day I would write her a little short story where she would kill him in a different way.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
In my opinion MS is a lot better at making money than it is at making good operating systems.
If you don't respect me you're not gonna get that respect back.
The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw
All truth is not to be told at all times.
Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
B. R. Hayden
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
When you're offered things, it makes it so much easier to be indecisive. And it's silly because you can pass on some really amazing things.
Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.
Anne Wilson Schaef
I'm an atheist, but I'm very relaxed about it. I don't preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like Richard Dawkins who do.
Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.
I try not to name too many labels - not because it's not cool, but because it starts getting political.
On a level of simple personal survival, understanding and forgiveness are crucial... whether in an intimate personal relationship or on a global level.
I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
To be able to love and live in freedom means to be able to make godly decisions. To make godly decisions we have to surrender our egos and all the falsity and shame that goes with it.
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I had the idea for the show like a year and a half, two years ago. And it was all about the things that I didn't like about TV. I was trying to create a positive solution for it. And it actually worked.
The first time I rode a bike I was four or five. I crashed into the back of a car.
In a higher phase of communist society... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
I hope the millions of people I've touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.
The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.
Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
Yeah, I spent my teen years in West Virginia, and when I was a kid, in Louisiana. I definitely have that exposure to two different sorts of rural: the South and Appalachia.
I carry groceries home on the tank of my motorcycle.
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
My parents had this relationship that was really terrifying. I mean, the level of hatred that they had, and the level of physical abuse - my mother would beat up my father, basically - and I think I was drawn to images on television that were bright and reflective.
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