Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.
How can you dare teach a man to read until you've taught him everything else first?
George Bernard Shaw
I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time. I don't believe in diets. Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
Sophie Ellis Bextor
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books nobody reads.
But, if you observe children learning in their first few years of life, you can see that they can and do learn on their own - we leave them alone to crawl, walk, talk, and gain control over their bodies. It happens without much help from parents.
Japanese food makes me feel particularly good.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
You know, I think that President Obama is a person who has a great relationship with a number of people. Colin Powell does, too. I think Colin Powell is a fine American, a great leader and sees things in President Obama that he agrees with. He's entitled to have his opinion.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
These days I travel so much it's hard to get into a routine. When I'm on the road, I tend to use hotel gyms. When I'm home in L.A., I like to hike and hit the surf. All in all, I try to keep a balanced diet and exercise routine, which has stood me in good stead to date.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
I was a freethinker before I knew how to think.
I love home cooking, and I'm not a great one for fast food.
If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.
It is difficult, if not impossible, for most people to think otherwise than in the fashion of their own period.
The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
George S. Patton
No king on earth is as safe in his job as a Trade Union official. There is only one thing that can get him sacked; and that is drink. Not even that, as long as he doesn't actually fall down.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.
H. G. Wells
As a planning board commissioner, I have to review the applications for development throughout the city, and the bulk of those applications have been for the waterfront. I think the progress the waterfront has made is amazing.
Though I can make my extravaganzas appear credible, I cannot make the truth appear so.
A man who has no office to go to -- I don't care who he is -- is a trial of which you can have no conception.
My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less, but in the end doesn't each person give his life for his calling?
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's progress towards the realization of his dream.
A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
Zora Neale Hurston
In any crass political calculation, drilling for oil will always win more votes than putting a price on carbon. But if I recall what I was taught in fifth-grade American government class, we elect presidents to do more than crass political calculations.
When it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones.
If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
E. B. White
Great ideas are not given, theyâ€™re built.
It's like, it's kind of like if you ever had a car and it was a bit of a clunker but you love it, that's my show. It's a bit of a clunker but I know where everything is and I like it.
What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?
Some men see things as they are and say, Why? I of dream things that never were, and say, Why not?
In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.
The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
This comes of James teaching me to think for myself, and never to hold back out of fear of what other people may think of me. It works beautifully as long as I think the same things as he does.
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