For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
The feeling of your baby taking nourishment from your body for the first time is amazing, and it remains the most touching moment of my life.
Ceremony is necessary as the outwork and defense of manners.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
The truth is lived, not taught.
A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters.
Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.
Candor is a compliment it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.
I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united; and when one suffers, the other sympathizes.
Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.
Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons.
Sugar Ray Leonard
A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
Women are much more sensitive. We know that emotionally but their organs respond to the same degree.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students' math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future.
Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible.
Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view.
Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.
Much of what Tea Party candidates claimed about the world and the global economy during the 2010 elections would have earned their adherents a well-deserved F in any freshman economics (or earth science) class.
If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself.
Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.
For David Parker and Daniel Parker, with the respect and admiration of their father, who grew up with them.
Robert B. Parker
He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
The fidelity question is difficult for me. Society has made us believe we're supposed to be monogamous when we're not killer whales, or whatever the monogamous species is.
Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Pro football gave me a good sense of perspective to enter politics: I'd already been booed, cheered, cut, sold, traded and hung in effigy.
Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
I'm of the opinion that the technology is in a place where there's really no excuse not to just make your movie.
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
My commitment to Atlanta and passion for sports and competition make this acquisition a perfect fit for me.
If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition (or whatever is their prevailing passion) on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
Lord Tyrawley and I have been dead these two years, but we don't choose to have it known.
In Hollywood you can see things at night that are fast enough to be in the Olympics in the day time.
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
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