The right of bearing arms for a lawful purpose is not a right granted by the Constitution; neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.
Why is Cloud 9 so amazing? What is wrong with Cloud 8? That joke came off the top of my head, and the top of my head ain't funny!
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.
Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.
Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
H. L. Mencken
In every death, a busy world comes to an end.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do.
Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
John F. Kennedy
Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
Henry David Thoreau
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.
There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
George Bernard Shaw
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
Saint Francis de Sales
Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it.
Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.
These are the times that try men's souls.
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
It is the superfluous things for which men sweat, - superfluous things that wear our togas theadbare, that force us to grow old in camp, that dash us upon foreign shores.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
The Macintosh may only have 10% of the market, but it is clearly the top 10%.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
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