Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside â€” remembering all the times you've felt that way.
Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue.
Robin G. Collingwood
The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights that we have as Americans under our Constitution.
A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science and becomes a master in that science when he has learned that he is going to be a beginner all his life.
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid.
Alliance - in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
I've never done anything because I thought it would look cool.
Training is all-encompassing and should be related to everything a unit does, or can have happen to it.
God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
There are no shortcuts in life - only those we imagine.
There are two types of people. Those we who come into a room and say, Well, here I am! and those who come in and say, Ah, there you are.
Frederick L. Collins
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Always remember, there are two types of people in this world. Those who come into a room and say, Well, here I am! and those who come in and say, Ah, there you are!
Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.
My weakness is wearing too much leopard print.
If you're the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you've gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure.
If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write!
I have my own religion. I'm sort of one-quarter Baptist, one-quarter Catholic, one-quarter Jewish.
Tom T. Hall
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
And it's here and it's ready and we can really revolutionize the way we educate our children with tablet computers, and I'm committed to doing whatever I can to speaking to whomever I can to send this signal - to pound this message home. Now is the time.
I've never yet met a man who could look after me. I don't need a husband. What I need is a wife.
It is hard as an American to support the failure of American military operations in Iraq. Such failure will bring with it the death and wounding of many American service members, and many more Iraqis.
According to my sister, the expert novelist Jackie Collins, most men stray. And sex doesn't mean anything to most men. But I wouldn't date a man who slept around. Absolutely not. I've divorced people for that.
There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics.
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
John Churton Collins
Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.
Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.
Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.
If you don't drink, smoke, or drive a car, you're a tax evader.
Thomas S. Foley
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
Well I do think, when there are more women, that the tone of the conversation changes, and also the goals of the conversation change. But it doesn't mean that the whole world would be a lot better if it were totally run by women. If you think that, you've forgotten high school.
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.
Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.
Most of me was glad when my mother died. She was a handful, but not in a cute, festive way. More in a life-threatening way, that had caused me a long time ago to give up all hope of ever feeling good about having had her as a mother.
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
Many people with physical disabilities have romantic lives and good marriages to partners who see past their disabilities and recognize all of the things they can do.
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