To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
What is not in the open street is false, derived, that is to say, literature.
I want to serve chess through games, books that are works of art. I would like to bring the game closer to many people all over the world.
It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.
Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.
I think we are living in selfish times. I'm the first one to say that I'm the most selfish. We live in the so-called 'first world,' and we may be first in a lot of things like technology, but we are behind in empathy.
The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.
I knew that there were black people in Africa, of course, unfortunately because of movies such as 'Tarzan.'
Henry Louis Gates
I want to live my life, not record it.
Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.
We must not let our passions destroy our dreams.
Thomas S. Monson
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets -- we remember only.
Beauty and the devil are the same thing.
The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
I do appreciate a woman who has a passion for sports and knows their stuff.
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines --these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
I know of no more important subject to the peace of Europe and the world than the reasonable reduction of armaments, especially in Europe, and of naval armaments throughout the world.
Frank B. Kellogg
Every religion is good that teaches man to be good and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.
Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don't have, is just love what we do have.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
World War II had been such a tremendous success story for this country that the political and military leadership began to assume that they would prevail simply because of who they were. We were like the British at the turn of the 19th century.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Although Kurt Vonnegut may not be considered a humor writer, 'Breakfast of Champions' is one of the funniest books I've ever read.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us.
Henry David Thoreau
Gay culture is surviving and thriving. Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images.
The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.
At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
I guess now that I think back, I used to play priest and be a funny priest. I don't know, I grew up in such a Catholic family that I kind of liked to test the boundaries a little bit and I think I had fun watching my mom laugh.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
I lived the true American dream, because I was able to pursue what I set as my goals at a very young age.
Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It's the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.
Life itself is a quotation.
Jorge Luis Borges
I also rise today in strong support of forward movement on the implementation of health information technology, which has the potential to save the United States billions of dollars in health care costs each year.
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