If you take a look at history, you will find that the understanding of what is good and evil has always existed before the individual religions. The religions were only invented by people afterwards, in order to express this idea.
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
Truth is a tendency.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
Repentance is but want of power to sin.
Plots, true or false, are necessary things, to raise up commonwealths, and ruin kings.
Don't get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.
It's the government's obligation to look really to the third parties to get the support to govern.
Guys do not have a genetic blueprint that allows them to understand or love sports.
I thought marriage was something very quiet and very regular and very bourgeois.
It's not a bad thing for a writer not to feel at home. Writers - we're much more comfortable at parties standing in the corner watching everybody else having a good time than we are mingling.
Education is the fire-proofer of emotions.
When I'm in London I do have the convenience of being close to St James Park which is also good for me because it gives me an excuse to get out and get some much needed exercise!
Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.
I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.
Fudging the data in any way whatsoever is quite literally a sin against the holy ghost of science. I'm not religious, but I put it that way because I feel so strongly. It's the one thing you do not ever do. You've got to have standards.
I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.
Easter is reflecting upon suffering for one thing, but it also reflects upon Jesus and his non compliance in the face of great authority where he holds to his truth - so there's two stories there.
People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
There is no middle ground in Hollywood you're a failure or you're a success. That mentality is wild.
Now, I am about to be nailed as the man who disliked 'Howl's Moving Castle.' Lord, give me strength! Also, IT, please disconnect the e-mail thing.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway.
It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.
One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it's very complex, it's very profound.
Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest without meaning.
Life is like music it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
When you have fans who are hassling you the entire game and you ignore them, they respect you because their job is to try and distract you. And if they don't distract you, that means you're focused on doing your job. And who knows, by the end, sometimes you even win them over.
Robert Griffin III
Motherhood is... difficult and... rewarding.
Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.
Coretta Scott King
The way to know life is to love many things.
Vincent Van Gogh
The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities: a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I have worked to expand the health care debate beyond the current for-profit system, to include a public option and an amendment to free the states to pursue single payer.
I used to have this little mouse. I buy birds from the pet store and I let them go.
In politics people build whole reputations off of getting one thing right.
I'm a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect.
I've been thinking a lot about next year, which will be the first time in 25 years that I don't have a child at home.
Having a child, that's always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child.
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