Perhaps in a book review it is not out of place to note that the safety of the state depends on cultivating the imagination.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.
I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
Otto von Bismarck
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
I love my mom. I totally look up to her, and she just doesn't let anybody take advantage of me. People might call that a stage mom.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
Today mythical thinking has fallen into disrepute we often dismiss it as irrational and self-indulgent. But the imagination is also the faculty that has enabled scientists to bring new knowledge to light and to invent technology that has made us immeasurably more effective.
Good luck needs no explanation.
Shirley Temple Black
The purpose of the Seder to my mind is to inspire conversations with your family about the human drama and hopefully transmit values to the next generation. I've always felt like this could be better.
Jonathan Safran Foer
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it's evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control.
The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
Henry David Thoreau
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
In all tyrannical governments the supreme magistracy, or the right both of making and of enforcing the laws, is vested in one and the same man, or one and the same body of men; and wherever these two powers are united together, there can be no public liberty.
So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community.
He who desires but does not act, breeds pestilence.
You get to be famous or have some notoriety and there are so many people who want a piece of you.
Oscar De La Hoya
Then my verse I dishonor, my pictures despise, my person degrade and my temper chastise; and the pen is my terror, the pencil my shame; and my talents I bury, and dead is my fame.
When you're rich and famous you are the dominant force in a relationship, even if you try hard not to be. I've talked of sacrificing everything for Fleetwood Mac, but I realize now that it is simply the only thing I've ever wanted to do.
If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.
The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.
I have a different approach. I don't file lawsuits because I really don't care.
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.
A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them.
H. L. Mencken
Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was.
Leopold Von Ranke
Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Had I not come out with an inspirational CD, you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel, that all songs, all the music I've ever done is a gift from God.
The strongest poison ever known came from Caesar's laurel crown.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
To create a little flower is the labor of ages.
There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.
John Foster Dulles
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
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