The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.
The lead dog gets the best view. The rest of the dogs view is butt ugly. Of course, the lead dog is also the first to fall into the ravine.
Nothing is sacred to a gamester.
Bernard Joseph Saurin
The law often permits what honor prohibits.
Valor is common but great souls are rare.
Writing is to descend like a miner to the depths of the mine with a lamp on your forehead, a light whose dubious brightness falsifies everything, whose wick is in permanent danger of explosion, whose blinking illumination in the coal dust exhausts and corrodes your eyes.
Blaise Cendrars Sauser
Language furnishes the best proof that a law accepted by a community is a thing that is tolerated and not a rule to which all freely consent.
Ferdinand De Saussure
Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated.
Robert C. Savage
Profit is the ignition system of our economic engine.
Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.
Music is the best way for me to say I love you.
People assume you can't be shy and be on television. They're wrong.
I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
It is wise to learn; it is God-like to create.
There are two kinds of artists in this world those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration.
Anna Katharine Green
Even a blind dog can find a bone every so often.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
Talent is something, but tact is everything. It is the interpreter of all riddles, the surmounter of all difficulties, the remover of all obstacles.
W. P. Scargill
Because of my faith and my imagination, I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Rabbi H. Schachtel
Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.
It is in the interests of our society to promote those things that take the edge off, keep us busy with our fixes, and keep us slightly numbed out and zombie like. In this way our modern consumer society itself functions as an addict.
Anne W. Schaef
I have a lovely family who supports me and it's great.
Sometimes it helps to know that I just can't do it all. One step at a time is all that's possible -- even when those steps are taken on the run.
I told my agents that I didn't want to go on the audition. But as that was happening I called my mom, who has been watching the show from the beginning, and my mom said, 'It's the coolest show. You have to go.'
Mary Lynn Rajskub
It makes sense that there is no sense without God.
I think that much of this was running in background as I contemplated whether or not to attend the PS 99 reunion, although I certainly anticipated that I would not it smelled like death, not youth.
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting.
There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level - everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success.
If God exists and we are made in his image we can have real meaning, and we can have real knowledge through what he has communicated to us.
Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are.
Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life.
If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... no matter what they say.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
There are a lot of good causes out there, but they can't possibly all be served by government.
How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?
America is a land where men govern, but women rule.
John Mason Brown
So, one way or another, I found myself in a few movies. I take it seriously when I'm on the set, but I don't take myself seriously as an actor.
Yes, women, and men, have to be open to love, because if we're not open then there's no way for us to find happiness. But you can be open to it and still have no control over when it's going to happen.
For me the Anita series is built like a mystery series, which means that as much as possible each book stands alone, so you have a mystery to solve from the beginning to the end of the book.
Laurell K. Hamilton
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
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