When a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its work, it is constantly amalgamating disparate experiences.
The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
There are two days in the week on which I never worry; One is yesterday and the other is tomorrow.
As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis.
You've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you can't, go back to the factory or go back to the desk.
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
I've always liked Atlanta. And not just for the strip clubs, but the shopping and the food.
People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
Abigail Van Buren
The way to Heaven is ascending we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.
The less you talk, the more you're listened to.
And as paralyzing and upsetting as all the never agains were, the final leaving felt perfect. Pure. The most distilled possible form of liberation.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
I hope that I serve by being a teacher.
Opportunity, n. A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
Failure does not count. If you accept this, you'll be successful. What causes most people to fail is that after one failure, they'll stop trying.
There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics.
I think it's unethical to take money for poor quality performance.
When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink, and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings, neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society, and cast off all regard to religion, their case is much to be pitied.
Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity hope for one.
There has been a change in attitude, though.
It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.
I knew a girl that was so ugly that... I bent down to pet her cat only to find that it was the hair on her legs.
A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face.
When I jumped off a roof in Cannes in a bee costume, I looked ridiculous. But this is my business I have to humiliate myself.
Age doesn't matter, unless you're cheese.
Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese
I think Bob Costas is terrific. He's so knowledgeable. He can talk about any subject, not just sports.
To survive there, you need the ambition of a Latin-American revolutionary, the ego of a grand opera tenor, and the physical stamina of a cow pony.
Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men.
I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses.
Of course it's true: the public want to see young people - young people are the people who go to the cinema. It's a sad fact of life, but you've got to accept it and not whine about it.
I said peace is sometimes narrowly interpreted it's the absence of conflict between nations or something. But peace is more inherent, more basic to human life, human beings, what we feel about each other, what we feel about life around us and what we see in our future.
I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
People first, then money, then things.
I think the measure of your success to a certain extent will be the amount of things written about you that aren't true.
We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
William O. Douglas
We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well-educated alone are free.
I went to India and met some people who had been involved in this guerrilla business, middle-class people who were rather vain and foolish. There was no revolutionary grandeur to it. Nothing.
V. S. Naipaul
Faith never makes a confession.
Henry David Thoreau
I didn't have nothin' going for me... school, home... until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.
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