I really went back through a lot of the dark corridors of my life in this. I wanted people to know who I am based on my music, not on what they read in the tabloids.
Don't think so much about who is for or against you, rather give all your care, that God be with you in everything you do.
Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts, and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them.
The intention which is fixed on God as its only end will keep people steady in their purposes, and deliver them from being the joke and scorn of fortune.
George Tenet has been the director of central intelligence since 1997, time enough to have changed the Agency's culture. He has failed. He should go.
If your heart were sincere and upright, every creature would be unto you a looking-glass of life and a book of holy doctrine.
Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one.
Thou art my glory and the exultation of y heart: thou art my hope and refuge in the day of my trouble.
When women break that taboo and they're not afraid to drive that car by herself - that's it. Now she has the guts to speak up for herself and take action.
Be not angry that you cannot make another what you wish them to be; since you cannot make yourself what you wish to be.
It is no little wisdom for a man to keep himself in silence and in good peace when evil words are spoken to him, and to turn his heart to God and not to be troubled with man's judgment.
It is vanity to desire a long life and to take no heed of a good life.
I suppose that every time there is difficulty. I remember about Space Mountain: It took us ten years before we found the technology that would allow such a ride. And during these ten years, I had a model that I kept, waiting for the technology we needed.
Everybody keeps saying that India's a poor country. Yes, we have poverty. But I blame the government of India, the political establishment, for their failure to educate and therefore their failure to control the poverty.
Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect.
I unfortunately had a lot of medical procedures throughout my life, so I decided to paint all of my surgeries as a way to heal and as a way to grow.
Paz de la Huerta
I have a really, really, really normal family. And by normal I mean we're all nuts on some level. I think you've gotta be a little nuts to pursue any kind of creative job. I was also a really good kid. I know that sounds really dull, but I didn't rebel in the traditional sense.
There are important cases in which the difference between half a heart and a whole heart makes just the difference between signal defeat and a splendid victory.
A. H. K. Boyd
My mom taught me to go after my dreams. I have this faith in myself that I must have gotten from her.
Amy Jo Johnson
We all want to be happy, and we're all going to die. You might say those are the only two unchallengeably true facts that apply to every human being on this planet.
Interesting things come your way but as you get older, your lifestyle changes. I don't want to travel I don't want to be in a hotel room away from my family.
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
John F. Boyes
Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.
I think my imagination dictates the technologies I use. But at the same time, my imagination can be technologic. Sometimes I see a tool and I know immediately how to use it, but most of the time I use the tool for an idea I already have.
Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.
Gregory ''Pappy'' Boyington
Save your money. You're going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.
The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.
J. F. Boyse
It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names. We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level.
The government must always be a step ahead of the popular movement.
Facts in books, statistics in encyclopedias, the ability to use them in men's heads.
Well, Mom and Dad are both actors, and I've spent a lot of time watching my mom on stage and a lot of time on set with my dad, so it was very much a part of my growing up.
Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents.
Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character.
Only the old are innocent. That is what the Victorians understood, and the Christians. Original sin is a property of the young. The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.
If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments -- we'd have the Ten Suggestions.
The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
When I was 15, I worked at a dry cleaner because I wanted Abercrombie & Fitch jeans. My mom told me I could have $20 jeans, not $70 jeans, unless I was willing to work for them. So I did!
I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.
There are tens of thousands of interactions every single day across Afghanistan between the Afghan troops and International Security Assistance Force. On most of those, every single day we continue to deepen and broaden the relationship we seek.
John R. Allen
A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.
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