Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations -- wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us --ah! what a dream, to live in that! --the other stifles us at the first breath.
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes, the more I am convinced that he understood leadership better than any other American president.
David Herbert Donald
Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside.
Dr. Melba Colgrove
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
As the language of the face is universal, so 'tis very comprehensive; no laconism can reach it: 'Tis the short hand of the mind, and crowds a great deal in a little room
The bigger the interface, the weaker the abstraction.
Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.
I certainly know that this relationship could not have continued the way it did, when I was at the Pentagon and the president was obviously at the White House, without Betty.
If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish.
H. L. Mencken
I don't wanta do any Blues or any sad songs.
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
Our Founders warned against this. They said don't... that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there.
Not everybody trusts paintings, but people believe photographs.
Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don't choose what they want they choose what they think is safe.
Is there anything science should not try to explain? Science is knowledge and knowledge is power - power to do good or evil. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
High expectations weren't nurtured in my neck of nowhere back then - children weren't fawned over from an early age as 'gifted' and groomed for a prizewinning future self-esteem was considered something you had to pick from the garden yourself.
The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.
I woke up this morning, and I still don't believe I won the Daytona 500.
The reason American cars don't sell anymore is that they have forgotten how to design the American Dream. What does it matter if you buy a car today or six months from now, because cars are not beautiful. That's why the American auto industry is in trouble: no design, no desire.
If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That's flexibility.
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Women receive he insults of men with tolerance, having been bitten in the nipple by their toothless gums.
Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.
When I do something in my family because I really enjoy it, then my duty has become my pleasure. And it is a pleasure for all the people around me.
Dr. Jess Lair
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun.
Eric Allin Cornell
Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?
T. S. Eliot
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
A politician would do well to remember that he has to live with his conscience longer than he does with his constituents.
Melvin R. Laird
Making a comeback is one of the most difficult things to do with dignity.
I've surpassed any goal I set for myself as far as my body, my career, and getting married.
Hollywood gives a young girl the aura of one giant, self-contained orgy farm, its inhabitants dedicated to crawling into every pair of pants they can find.
One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.
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