The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there's nothing more to give.
To the excessively fearful the chief characteristic of power is its arbitrariness. Man had to gain enormously in confidence before he could conceive an all-powerful God who obeys his own laws.
The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one
I can put my legs behind my head and sing 'Happy Birthday.' Because that's something that me and my friends used to do when we were in gymnastics class as kids, and I can still do it. I was doing it since I was 8 and 9. They used to call me Gumby. Very bendy.
Some say it will bring war to the heavens, but its purpose is to deter war, in the heavens and on earth.
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
My mission is a cosmic mission. My concern is for all of humanity, and not only this present world, but the world hereafter. My mission penetrates the past, present, and future, and encompasses all humanity.
Sun Myung Moon
A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.
If we like them, they're freedom fighters . . . If we don't like them, they're terrorists. In the unlikely case we can't make up our minds, they're temporarily only guerrillas.
Carl Sagan, Contact, Part I : Th
I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.
George Bernard Shaw
I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. I never take any notice of what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do.
Oscar Wilde, Lord Henry, in the
I'm not a strikingly handsome guy, but I'm in movies.
Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? All the rest of you, if you
John Lennon, Royal Variety Perfo
I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria - when I grew up in Austria I had a great education. I had great teachers.
As for wrinkles--Pshaw! Why shouldn't we have wrinkles? Honorable insignia of long service in this warfare.
C.S. Lewis, Letters to an Americ
When I began in 1960, individuality wasn't an accepted thing to look for it was about species-specific behaviour. But animal behaviour is not hard science. There's room for intuition.
Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly found, given, and transmitted from the past.
Karl Marx, Letter to Joseph Wede
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today....
I started off playing the clarinet, after I was inspired by listening to my dad's Benny Goodman records.
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbir
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.
Dorothy is the only woman in history who has had her menopause in public and made it pay.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon.
All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.
And hence the poet must seek to be essentially anonymous,He must die a little death each morning,He must swallow his toad and study his vomitas Baudelaire studied la charogne of Jeanne Duval.
The Bible says not to worry so I don't. I just get up in the morning and ask God for help to get through the day. If tomorrow shows up then I'll take the same shot tomorrow.
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
John Andrew Holmes
A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.
Robert Green Ingersoll
I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
E. B. White
Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: 'Are your ready?'
My mom moved up between Leland and Greenville when I was just a little tot.
It's hard for me to imagine that some people in the CIA who had firsthand knowledge would be unable to recognize that this would be helpful information for a soldier's death.
The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Not in the mornings, I'm always so tired in the morning.
A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.
Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.
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