A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
Is my dentist not bound by the Geneva Convention?
There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
War is the father of all things. But who is the mother?
Part of the reason I sort of shot out like a cannon out of Michigan and left home at such an early age is because I had to feel independent.
Pharma industry is the art of making billions from milligrams.
It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.
Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors.
My tastes and inspirational artists were always rather eclectic and diverse.
Many of us will die for science without knowing it.
Masterpieces are not single and solitary births they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.
I am a staunch feminist, in spite of all women's magazines.
Women are like elephants. I like to look at 'em, but I wouldn't want to own one.
W. C. Fields
Boxing is dangerous, but at least it hits the right people.
How easy would life be if you were less intelligent!
I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended Alfred Hitchcock's 75th birthday party last August. There was something magical about that night, and it made me see how much she really meant to me.
What sculptors do is represent the essence of gesture. What is important in mime is attitude.
Is there a life after death? Can I never get some peace?
I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
Don't tell my parents that I work in the pharmaceutical industry. They think I am working in a brothel.
First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success.
Bad people are less a problem than indifferent people.
The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
Before he left, Aunt William pressed a sovereign into his hand guiltily, as if it were conscience money. He, on his side, took it as though it were a doctor's fee, and both ignored the transaction.
I try to contrast life today is full of contrast... We have to change.
You don't know a woman until you have received a letter from her.
The greatest potential for control tends to exist at the point where action takes place.
Loius A. Allen
1913 wasn't a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.
A book is the only immortality.
Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love for reading.
If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.
John Paul Jones
We have built no national temples but the Capitol; we consult no common oracle but the Constitution.
I know as an actor there is a certain liberation auditioning for a role that has no beauty requirements.
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.
There will be some trouble about 'biography' because I have never troubled myself to supply particulars of my early life to any writer.
I'd like to see America but I'm afraid to risk it. As soon as I got over Mr. Frohman might request me to sit in a box at the performance of one of my plays.
I guess what I've learned is that there are no boundaries when it comes to imagination. It's limitless.
Dream the impossible dream, Fight the unbeatable foe, Strive with your last ounce of courage, to reach the unreachable star.
The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.
The deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-lounge.
Mrs Patrick Campbell
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