I think slavery is the next thing to hell. If a person would send another into bondage, he would, it appears to me, be bad enough to send him into hell if he could.
Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What guides us is children's response, their joy in learning to dance, to sing, to live together. It should be a guide to the whole world.
Even top caliber hospitals cannot escape medical mistakes that sometimes result in irreparable damage to patients.
We embark unhesitatingly on the path, in a direction that is absolutely right and urgent, supported by everyone, in the knowledge that this path is but a learning process
But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.
Henry Miller, The Books In My Li
I loved the material when I first read it, and the experience of making the film was a great one. So when we came around to complete the trilogy, I just signed on board without even reading the scripts because the experience of the first film was so good.
Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear. We'll break out of it. It takes time.
It is not worth singing for ourselves; it is nicer if two people sing together. Then more people: hundreds, thousands, until the huge Harmony can be heard, in which we can all be just one, indeed. Then will we be able to say:
Zolt, Bicinia Hungarica, 1937
I am desperate for change - now - not in 8 years or 12 years, but right now.
There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience.
I firmly believe that there was an ancient language, the language of the melodies that make us all be understood. The melody of ancient times must resound in our souls so that we may have a human life. The ancient melody, the so many times forgotten melody, the melody of love.
Experience has taught me never to trust a policeman. Just when you think one's all right, he turns legit.
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
People of Berlin - people of the world - this is our moment. This is our time.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
In Pakistan politics is hereditary.
When I say that human beings are just gene machines, one shouldn't put too much emphasis on the word 'just.' There is a very great deal of complication, and indeed beauty in being a gene machine.
I don't know what leadership is. You can't touch it. You can't feel it. It's not tangible. But I do know this: you recognize it when you see it.
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
The funny thing is I'm not bothered or sad about being on my own - after all I've never had a husband.
Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.
There is not a soul who does not have to beg alms of another, either a smile, a handshake, or a fond eye.
Tough times never last - tough people do.
Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid a coward knows when you are not.
If one seeks to analyze experiences and reactions to the first postwar years, I hope one may say without being accused of bias that it is easier for the victor than for the vanquished to advocate peace.
Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.
As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
Vincent Van Gogh
In matters of religion and matrimony I never give any advice because I will not have anybody's torments in this world or the next laid to my charge.
I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment... rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart, such as I have felt it since my childhood.
Let them be reassured, it has never been one of our intentions to ban religion in society, but solely to protect the national education system from any conspicuous display of religious affiliation.
The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.
I started practicing yoga. I started learning some hands-on healing stuff. And I found really good chiropractors, really good massage therapists, and what I found is I've been able to actually peel off layers of trauma on my body and actually move better now than I did.
It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people.
Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.
Women who are inclined to write poetry at all are inspired by being mad at something.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw
If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.
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