Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.
We live out our lives as we are meant to live them-with some choice, with some chance, but mostly as a result of the persons we are.
I love my old paintings as postulates as fresh starting points but I have to destroy them. I have to make a new manifesto.
His eyes twinkled mischievously as he gazed at me with that look that always made me melt: as if I were edible and he could barely restrain himself from taking a bite.
The smallest number, with God and truth on their side, are weightier than thousands
When you enter the House of God, you leave your ego at the door and embrace purity as if your life depended on it.
...if we gained only one incontestable truth every ten years from each of our philosophical writers the harvest we reaped would be sufficient.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Truth is the strong compost in which beauty may sometimes germinate
Someone said that life is a party. You join in after it's started and leave before it's finished.
The number of those who have nothing to recommend them and of those in whom nothing but good can be found is probably equal
Lady Murasaki Shikibu
But in our opinion truths of this kind should be drawn from notions rather than from notations.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
...I threw out all those Latin words - the ones that end in 'ion' - the ones that never quite describe you...
Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
My wife Danielle and I love travelling, different cultures and good weather.
But I believe that God is overhead And as life is to the living, so death is to the dead.
Mary Mapes Dodge
...being with you was so easy and natural - there was no strain - I never had to guard my words...
You can lose people without them dying, and I have, from moving, from traveling. The emotion is real, it just doesn't actually have to do with death. I'm singing about what I know, and it's a song about longing for somebody who's disappeared in your life.
I love bummer songs.
Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die
It is when those who are not strong enough have made some moderate amount of progress that they fail and give up...
My friends are always conscious of what people think of them. As though life is something that has an audience.
What I love doing is taking my dog for runs.
Seann William Scott
How terribly hard and almost impossible it is to tell the truth. More than anything else, the artist in us prevents us from telling aught as it really happened. We deal with the truth as the cook deals with meat and vegetables.
Your product choices and styling techniques will determine whether you love or hate your hair.
Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can break hearts.
The Yorubas have a saying, here, my translation in English--a poor fool is a bigger fool rich. In other words, money only allows and enables you to be more of who you are. My bigger translation? You don't jump essence, you jump environs!
The truth of practical intellect is understood not as conformity to an extramental being but as conformity to a right desire; the end is no longer to know what is, but to bring into existence that which is not yet.
But the truth is that critics are by definition critical. That's their job.
Is this the truth we knew, and then forgot?Maybe the lies are all that we've gotBut aren't they beautiful?
Human milk is like ice cream, penicillin, and the drug ecstasy all wrapped up in two pretty packages.
This dead of midnight is the noon of thought, And Wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars.
Anna Letitia Barbauld
Some that will hold a creed unto martyrdom will not hold the truth against a sneering laugh
The wise man will follow a star, low and large and fierce in the heavens, but the nearer he comes to it the smaller and smaller it will grow,till he finds it the humble lantern over some little inn or stable. Not till we know the high things shall we know how lovely they are.
Most prayers are not really questions...and if we listen very closely, a prayer is often its own answer. ...We pray because we are here - not to change the world, but to change ourselves. Because it is when we change ourselves...that the world is changed.
The problem, of course, was that [he] saw the world in black and white. And he got to decide what was black and what was white. You can't love a person who lives that way without fearing him too. Maybe even hating him a little.
This is faith, receiving the truth of Christ; first knowing it to be true, and then acting upon that belief.
Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.
George Bernard Shaw
A lot of words in English confuse the idea of life and electricity, like the word livewire.
I definitely would like to do something serious. Not like a love story, but serious like maybe a gangster or a mobster. A gang or a mob movie would be great.
A cheerful life is what the Muses love, A soaring spirit is their prime delight.
Semiotics is in principle the discipline studying everything which can be used in order to lie. If something cannot be used to tell a lie, conversely it cannot be used to tell the truth: it cannot in fact be used to tell at all.
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