I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're not going to change the form in which we live.
The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.
The universal principle of etymology in all languages: words are carried over from bodies and from the properties of bodies to express the things of the mind and spirit. The order of ideas must follow the order of things.
Metaphysics abstracts the mind from the senses, and the poetic faculty must submerge the whole mind in the senses. Metaphysics soars up to universals, and the poetic faculty must plunge deep into particulars.
It's a funny thing about me. I don't have any interest in food most of the time now, although when I was a kid I was always hungry.
It is true that men themselves made this world of nations... but this world without doubt has issued from a mind often diverse, at times quite contrary, and always superior to the particular ends that men had proposed to themselves.
Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race.
My mother told me on several different occasions that she was livin' her dream vicariously through me. She once said that I was getting' to do all the things that she would have wanted to have done.
Business leaders often get credit for the successful decisions that were forced on them.
Oliver A. Fick
A man must learn to forgive himself.
Arthur Davison Ficke
I take life as it happens. And I give myself a lot of freedom.
Jean Paul Gaultier
When you're a winner you're always happy, but if you're happy as a loser you'll always be a loser.
For economist the real world is often a special case.
Edgar R. Fiedler
To be an American (unlike being English or French or whatever) is precisely to imagine a destiny rather than to inherit one; since we have always been, insofar as we are Americans at all, inhabitants of myth rather than history.
The cancer doesn't bother me. I have great faith that the technology will beat it.
Unless criticism refuses to take itself quite so seriously or at least to permit its readers not to, it will inevitably continue to reflect the finicky canons of the genteel tradition and the depressing pieties of the Culture Religion of Modernism.
I believe that the fight against crime starts in the home. Parents must take responsibility for their children and show them love and guidance from an early age so they learn to respect the rights of others.
The text is merely one of the contexts of a piece of literature, its lexical or verbal one, no more or less important than the sociological, psychological, historical, anthropological or generic.
Patriotism has its roots deep in the instincts and the affections. Love of country is the expansion of dutiful love.
D. D. Field
All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven't got it.
A mighty good sausage stuffer was spoiled when the man became a poet.
Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.
Mr. Clarke played the King all evening as though under constant fear that someone else was about to play the Ace.
People who love science fiction really do love sex.
The house of Lords is a model on how to care for the elderly.
Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I DID NOT HAVE TIME.
Lonnie was ahead of his time, but at the same time he was right in there with Albert Collins's Cool Sounds.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
I used to trouble about what life was for -- now being alive seems sufficient reason.
They talk about a woman's sphere, as though it had a limit. There's not a place in earth or heaven. There's not a task to mankind given... without a woman in it.
The way to work with a bully is to take the ball and go home. First time, every time. When there's no ball, there's no game. Bullies hate that. So they'll either behave so they can play with you or they'll go bully someone else.
I have tried to make all my acts and commercial moves the result of definite consideration and sound judgment. There were never any great ventures or risks. I practiced honest, slow-growing business methods, and tried to back them with energy and good system.
We are living at a time when creeds and ideologies vary and clash. But the gospel of human sympathy is universal and eternal.
Samuel Hopkins Adams
Right or wrong, the customer is always right.
Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.
Because I don't take money, I'll go anywhere and do a benefit concert with almost any orchestra.
David Ogden Stiers
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
My heroes are guys like Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Matt Damon. These are amazing actors with amazing careers that every actor should aspire to. I'm not saying I'm going to get anywhere close. It's not going to be an easy feat. I'm just in awe of their careers.
The City attaches an exaggerated importance to the healing power of lunch.
I use nothing but the best ingredients. My cookies are always baked fresh. I price cookies so that you cannot make them at home for any less. And I still give cookies away.
Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take.
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