Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
You couldn't have fed the '50s into a computer and come out with the '60s.
Nature has always had more force than education.
I couldn't help but say to Mr. Gorbachev just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from another planet. We'd find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together.
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
James Fenimore Cooper
n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.
A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.
With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.
A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it.
It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious he learned the habit from Nature.
It was quite impossible to describe.Here is what it looked like.It looked like a piano sounds shortly after being dropped down a well. It tasted yellow, and it felt Paisley. It smelled like the total eclipse of the moon.
Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want.
However, frat-boy humor is funny and it always will be.
See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all the day he fears, not being immortal nor divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds.
Henry David Thoreau
Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.
I still don't look at myself as a star. I've always had a thankful heart.
Everybody says it, and what everybody says must be true.
The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do. When you've got the respect of white and colored, you can ease a lot of things.
Nat King Cole
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
People are craving this great progress in electronics, going after computers, the Internet, etc. It's a giant progress technologically. But they must have a balance of soul, a balance for human beauty. That means art has an important role.
A word to the wise isn't necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice.
It is those of us who have been broken that become experts at mending.
That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle the Vatican has overlooked.
I don't need to go onto Facebook and pretend to have friends I've never even met. To my mind, that kind of destroys the meaning of the word 'friend.' I take exception to that. Because I value and respect friendship.
Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
No facts to me are sacred; none are profane.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How time files when you's doin' all the talking.
Parents are not quite interested injustice, they are interested in quiet.
But, it's because we have a harder way to succeed in life as Serbs because of the past that we had and because of the history that we had. We have to dig deeper and we have to do much more in order to be seen and to be spotted.
There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.
I wasn't always black... There was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.
I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.
I think people in general have neglected to learn about history.
Maynard James Keenan
Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt.
This much we know: Journalism is not a precise science. It's, on its best day, is a crude art. We make mistakes I make mistakes. With more than 50 years as a journalist, I have at least had the opportunity to blow more stories, make more mistakes than maybe anybody in television.
How can we expect somebody else to keep our secret if we cannot keep it ourselves?
George Bernard Shaw
Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
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