Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practiced in our social intercourse, give a greater charm to the character than the display of great talents and accomplishments.
My Brat Pack buddies and I didn't exactly handle celebrity very well. Success at an early age is far more difficult to handle than failure.
Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.
I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun.
He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, for he knew when he pleased he could whistle them back.
The mind is ever ingenious in making its own distress.
You can get your money and you put it in the bank, or you can put it in the youth. You can put it in our future.
We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside, and all our migrations from the blue bed to the brown.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
The jests of the rich are ever successful.
The inventions and the great discoveries have opened up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange, provided we are willing.
Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success.
She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes.
I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from.
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
Ho Chi Minh
When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?
Since I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes. My mum and dad were very passionate about that and, I was lucky enough to go along.
As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.
When a person has no need to borrow they find multitudes willing to lend.
Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.
You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
Unequal combinations are always disadvantageous to the weaker side.
America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines; and, I believe, Dorothy, you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife.
Work is a prayer, and I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator.
Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace the day's disasters in his morning face.
This man is frank and earnest with women. In Fresno, he's Frank and in Chicago he's Ernest.
Those that think must govern those that toil.
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.
My goal is not selling laptops. OLPC is not in the laptop business. It's in the education business.
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
I have always had an interest in fashion and design and I appreciate style and timelessness within my footwear and accessories both on and off the court.
Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end.
Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
I... chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well.
A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.
Charles Erwin Wilson
Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.
What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall flat in front of an audience. The audience dictates what you do or don't change.
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