A seared conscience is one whose warning voice has been suppressed and perverted habitually, so that eventually instead of serving as a guide, it only confirms the person in his premeditatedly evil course.
Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.
If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.
By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.
War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against one other.
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place.
Washington Irving, Tales of a Tr
Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll go canoeing.
Henry David Thoreau
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
The traveler that resolutely follows a rough and winding path will sooner reach the end of his journey than he that is always changing his direction, and wastes the hour of daylight in looking for smoother ground and shorter passages.
All men want to be treated like kings in a relationship, and I think if women don't indulge that sometimes, their men are likely to stray and look for someone who can give that to them.
Giada De Laurentiis
Alone, I often fall down into nothingness. I must push my foot stealthily lest I should fall off the edge of the world into nothingness. I have to bang my head against some hard door to call myself back to the body.
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move...
Robert Louis Stevenson
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Orison Swett Marden
'Tis not to see the worldAs from a height, with rapt prophetic eyes,And heart profoundly stirred;And weep, and feel the fullness of the past,The years that are not more.
Matthew Arnold, Growing Old
We love peace, but not peace at any price.
Douglas William Jerrold
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.
To the excessively fearful the chief characteristic of power is its arbitrariness. Man had to gain enormously in confidence before he could conceive an all-powerful God who obeys his own laws.
The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one
I can put my legs behind my head and sing 'Happy Birthday.' Because that's something that me and my friends used to do when we were in gymnastics class as kids, and I can still do it. I was doing it since I was 8 and 9. They used to call me Gumby. Very bendy.
Some say it will bring war to the heavens, but its purpose is to deter war, in the heavens and on earth.
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
My mission is a cosmic mission. My concern is for all of humanity, and not only this present world, but the world hereafter. My mission penetrates the past, present, and future, and encompasses all humanity.
Sun Myung Moon
A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.
If we like them, they're freedom fighters . . . If we don't like them, they're terrorists. In the unlikely case we can't make up our minds, they're temporarily only guerrillas.
Carl Sagan, Contact, Part I : Th
I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.
George Bernard Shaw
I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. I never take any notice of what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do.
Oscar Wilde, Lord Henry, in the
I'm not a strikingly handsome guy, but I'm in movies.
Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? All the rest of you, if you
John Lennon, Royal Variety Perfo
I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria - when I grew up in Austria I had a great education. I had great teachers.
As for wrinkles--Pshaw! Why shouldn't we have wrinkles? Honorable insignia of long service in this warfare.
C.S. Lewis, Letters to an Americ
When I began in 1960, individuality wasn't an accepted thing to look for it was about species-specific behaviour. But animal behaviour is not hard science. There's room for intuition.
Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly found, given, and transmitted from the past.
Karl Marx, Letter to Joseph Wede
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today....
I started off playing the clarinet, after I was inspired by listening to my dad's Benny Goodman records.
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbir
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.
Dorothy is the only woman in history who has had her menopause in public and made it pay.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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