Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow -- after you have done your best to achieve success today.
The principle we call self-love never seeks anything external for the sake of the thing, but only as a means of happiness or good: particular affections rest in the external things themselves.
I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.
Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.
In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
I travel for work, but recently, friends said I should take major trips.
I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.
Reason is an action of the mind knowledge is a possession of the mind but faith is an attitude of the person. It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.
I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
William Butler Yeats
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing. On the prospects for his 1997 movies The Rainmaker and Good Will Hunting
Our combination of great research universities, a pro-risk business culture, deep pools of innovation-seeking equity capital and reliable business and contract law is unprecedented and unparalleled in the world.
At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can't.
Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you.
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
I was sent to a finishing school, which didn't last long when mother found out how badly chaperoned we were. Then I 'came out' before going to a domestic science school.
You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free.
In business for yourself, not by yourself.
You can only be free if I am free.
I believe that no man who holds a leader's position should ever accept favors from either side. He is then committed to show favors. A leader must stand alone.
He's the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth, Vermont. On Calvin Coolidge
Men get laid, but women get screwed.
History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.
I know what Germans are. They are a funny people. They are always choosing someone to lead them in a direction which they do not want to go.
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
I never expected in a million years that I would have the honor to become an advocate of women's health care and education, and I'd dive on a live grenade to get this message out, so thank you for this forum.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.
Jesus didn't say, 'Blessed are those who care for the poor.' He said, 'Blessed are we where we are poor, where we are broken.' It is there that God loves us deeply and pulls us into deeper communion with himself.
The trouble with law is lawyers.
We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.
The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
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