When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too.
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.
Self-defense is Nature's eldest law.
Since every man who lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal mind, what happens, let us bear, nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care.
Railing and praising were his usual themes; and both showed his judgment in extremes. Either over violent or over civil, so everyone to him was either god or devil.
So over violent, or over civil that every man with him was God or Devil.
Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do.
All objects lose by too familiar a view.
And to me, fame is not a positive thing. The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality. It's fantastic when you go to premieres and people cheer you, but it's not real. And it's totally not my approach to get my name on a club door just because I can.
I like guys with a nice smile. I know it's cliche, but it's so true! I like a guy with a nice smile and nice eyes.
He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
Appellant constituted a legitimate class of one, and this provides a basis for Congress's decision to proceed with dispatch with respect to his materials.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.
Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.
America has a critical role to play as the most powerful member of the world community.
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
Woman's honor is nice as ermine; it will not bear a soil.
All heiresses are beautiful.
Every time I go and shave, I assume there's someone else on the planet shaving. So I say, 'I'm gonna go shave, too.'
For present joys are more to flesh and blood than a dull prospect of a distant good.
The hardest part is to travel, and to be away from your family.
Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.
The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing. You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy. The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie.
Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.
Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
Love is love's reward.
Religion is all bunk.
Thomas A. Edison
Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
Even if you're unhappy, just pretend that you're happy. Eventually, your smile will be contagious to yourself. I had to learn that. I used to think, 'I'm being fake,' but you know what? Better to be fake and happy than real and miserable.
Thou strong seducer, Opportunity!
Our subjective experience of time is highly variable. We all know that days can pass like weeks and months can feel like years, and that the opposite can be just as true: A month or year can zoom by in what feels like no time at all.
The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
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