We have a society in which one of the greatest things you can do is a platform to see victim status, and one of the qualifications for that is that you have these exquisitely tender feelings about things and sensibilities which are easily offended.
It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known
God gave us faculties for our use each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.
Saint Teresa of Avila
He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money.
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
I am also hugely excited to then be competing to defend my three Paralympic titles at the Paralympic Games. I believe we will see some amazing times posted and I am very much looking forward to what will be an incredible Olympics and Paralympics in London.
It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.
Was it animal pee or human pee? Someone asked.How would I know? What, am I an expert in the study of pee?
I made two movies before The Police had a hit record: I did Quadrophenia and a film called Radio On.
There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Books and marriage go ill together.
People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.
I always write a good first line, but I have trouble in writing the others.
We always speak well when we manage to be understood.
One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us
Political image is like mixing cement. When it's wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there's almost nothing you can do to reshape it.
Walter F. Mondale
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experienced, but that's not where I live.
I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.
Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
Professor Kettleburn, our Care of Magical Creatures teacher, retired at the end of last year in order to enjoy more time with his remaining limbs.
When we were scared about 9/11, we federalized the airport security, we spent millions for body armor for dogs in Ohio. All that over-reaction comes from fear and government - bad combination.
Curiosity is only vanity. We usually only want to know something so that we can talk about it.
A peace is of the nature of a conquest for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
We are no more free agents than the queen of clubs when she victoriously takes prisoner the knave of hearts.
Mary Wortley Montagu
To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.
Orison Swett Marden
My kids scotch tape worms to the sidewalk and watch the birds get hernias.
People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed.
It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can't do because we feed ourselves so much denial.
[T]hose who willed the means and wished the ends are not absolved from guilt by the refusal of reality to match their schemes.
A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.
My first memories of religion were being taken to Episcopal church. My father was Catholic, but my mother, I believe, was Episcopal. So I sort of veered off into the watered-down version of Catholicism.
The pretty fellows you speak of, I own entertain me sometimes, but is it impossible to be diverted with what one despises? I can laugh at a puppet show, at the same time I know there is nothing in it worth my attention or regard.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination.
Life is too short for a long story.
We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself.
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