To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.
W. Somerset Maugham
A beauty is a woman you notice a charmer is one who notices you.
Adlai E. Stevenson
There are two sorts of curiosity -- the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things.
Robert Lynd, Solomon in All His
The subject of history is the gradual realization of all that is practically necessary.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Nothing is more disgusting than the crowing about liberty by slaves, as most men are, and the flippant mistaking for freedom of some paper preamble like a Declaration of Independence, or the statute right to vote, by those who have never dared to think or to act.
The want of education and moral training is the only real barrier that exists between the different classes of men. Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other. Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar, and a great hater of the truth.
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
e. e. cummings
True art is thoughtful, emotional examination of how human themes impact the overall experience of existing. The rest is kitsch.
These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.
Something's happened in our society which I don't think is beneficial, and that's that you see the public being fed box-office news. Newscasts now, every local station - I've been traveling around the country a lot, and you see the local news, and they give box-office reports.
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