Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
That is a Medieval way of drawing history, in which they do not respect the law and want the rest of the world to respect the law. That's not possible.
I never wanted to get married. The last thing I wanted was infinite security and to be the place an arrow shoots off from. I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar Chapt
The claim to equality, outside of the strictly political field, is made only by those who feel themselves to be in some way inferior.
If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
There's a kinship among men who have sat by a dying fire and measured the worth of their life by it.
Every generation enjoys the use of a vast hoard bequeathed to it by antiquity, and transmits that hoard, augmented by fresh acquisitions, to future ages.
Thomas Babington Macaulay, Histo
I don't think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It's to do with how much anger is in you.
Pains lasts for a moment, but pride lasts forever.
He did not mean to depress us, rather to free us from expectations which inspire bitterness. It is consoling, when love has let us down, to hear that happiness was never part of the plan.
Alain de Botton, on Arthur Schop
The man is making preparations for a year, and does not know that he will die before evening. And I remembered God's second saying, Learn what is not given to man. 'What dwells in man I already knew. Now I learnt what is not given him. It is not given to man to know his own needs.
I love the script and I just thought it was a great role. Like I say, it's like this - the script is like this sad, funny, desperate love song to the lost American man.
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
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