I am proud of where I came from, and I am proud of what I've been able to achieve through hard work and perseverance. And I guarantee you that anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn't walked a day in my shoes.
You can't be a winner and be afraid to lose.
The ideas dictate everything, you have to be true to that or you're dead.
It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.
The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved.
If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved.
The true snob never rests: there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.
A lady is nothing very specific. One man's lady is another man's woman; sometimes, one man's lady is another man's wife. Definitions overlap but they almost never coincide.
I don't know what it's like for a book writer or a doctor or a teacher as they work to get established in their jobs. But for a singer, you've got to continue to grow or else you're just like last night's cornbread -- stale and dry.
A woman's two cents worth is worth two cents in the music business.
No one ever became great by imitation.
The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little.
Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition. He that sinks under the fatigue of getting wealth, lulls his age with the milder business of saving it.
We are inclined to believe those whom we don not know because they have never deceived us.
The chains of habit are generally too week to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.
Sir, that all who are happy, are equally happy, is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness.
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling.
For who is pleased with himself.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. I John
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. I Corinthians
Love is the fulfilling of the Law.
Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love. The Song Of Solomon 2:5
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.
And you are to love those who are your aliens for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:19
In treat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. Ruth 1:16
No man can serve two masters. Matthew 6:24
There is death in the pot. 2 Kings 4:40
The lot is cast into the heap, but the whole disposing there of is of the Lord.
But I say to you, that every one who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:28
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself up for her. Ephesians 5:25
Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. Matthew 22:30
Who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor with the Lord.
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. 1 Peter 3:7
The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth: and he that is wise will not abhor them. Was not the water made sweet with wood, that the virtue thereof might be known? Ecclesiasticus 38:4-5
The merciful shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy. Mathew
A merciful person is merciful to their animals.
He who gathers money little by little makes it grow. Proverbs 13:11
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Ecclesiastes 10:19
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