You want hot days to get your fruit ripe but then you want it to cool off nicely at night so that the grapes stay on the vine longer and develop complexity.
I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting. Those were my main ways of controlling my weight.
I don't wake up each morning saying, 'Oh, wow, it's me. I think I'm the cat's meow. I'm the best.'
Redemption just means you just make a change in your life and you try to do right, versus what you were doing, which was wrong.
It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
The future will be better tomorrow.
True love is boundless like the ocean and, swelling within one, spreads itself out and, crossing all boundaries and frontiers, envelops the whole world.
Let us my friends snatch our opportunity from the passing day.
I became famous almost before I had a craft.
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.
She is probably by this time as tired of me, as I am of her; but as she is too Polite and I am too civil to say so, our letters are still as frequent and affectionate as ever, and our Attachment as firm and sincere as when it first commenced.
Learning what you don't want to do is pretty valuable, it may be as valuable as figuring out what it is you do want to do.
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.
We can't go to people who have lost their job at GM and say, 'Oh, by the way, we are going to pay money to build a road here or inoculate children there,' unless we can demonstrate that it is in America's interest. I happen to think it is.
Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?
The memory has as many moods as the temper, and shifts its scenery like a diorama.
The man is either mad, or he is making verses.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.
I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down - at least he did until he dropped dead.
Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love.
Poets wish to profit or to please.
Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.
E. M. Forster
No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water.
I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races - I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office
I gambled and I lost. I failed in securing my options for this choice for myself, but I succeeded in verifying the Dark Age is still with us.
One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.
With Cosmic Ordering you will never eat humble pie again.
When I receive letters from girls that say, 'You give me confidence,' I think, 'Wow, this is amazing.' That's my goal: to let people know it's truly what's on the inside that counts.
How does it happen, Maecenas, that no one is content with that lot of which he has chosen or which chance has thrown his way, but praises those who follow a different course?
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other
The president has undermined trust. No longer will the members of Congress be entitled to accept his veracity. Caveat emptor has become the word. Every member of Congress is on his or her own to determine the truth.
Believe that each day that shines on you is your last.
While amidst the crowd and seeking quieteness in another zone you can still get away from them by homing in on matters within.
The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade.
David E. Price
Tear thyself from delay.
I come from a family of very devout, praying people. That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn't be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind.
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