It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society.
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
A. Whitney Brown
If there's one observation that rings true in today's changing world, it is that freedom and peace go hand in hand.
Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.
I left school on my 15th birthday.
Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years.
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.
Henry Ward Beecher
Sometimes at night I would sleep open-eyed underneath a sky dripping with stars. I was alive then.
It's much more interesting to watch someone who is ill-equipped to solve their problem fight to solve their problem than wallow in the knowledge that they're ill-equipped to solve their problems.
Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long.
Captain J. Brown
I speak gibberish to the civilized world and it replies in kind.
The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people: equality and opportunity for all. Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation, these were an ideal.
Journalism could be described as turning one's enemies into money.
These, he said gravely, are unpleasant facts; I know it. But then most historical facts are unpleasant.
Celebrity or no celebrity, I think a lot of females deal with the fear of being abducted.
Don't worry about growing older or pleasing others. Please yourself.
I wanted to have a political career. I thought studying political science would be the best way to achieve it.
A cat is a soft, indestructible automaton provided by nature to be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle.
To me the charm of an encyclopedia is that it knows and I needn't.
Francis Yeats Brown
I don't wanna abandon my identity as LL Cool J, but at the same time, I had to figure out how to let people know that I'm really serious about making these movies.
LL Cool J
Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools.
The moment for action has arrived, and I know that I can trust in you to save our country.
George B. McClellan
The bridges that you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there.
The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.
Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.
Today's opportunities erase yesterday's failures.
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
I hope I have convinced you -- the only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren't is the willingness to work very, very hard.
Helen Gurley Brown
Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not you? Do not let another day go by where your dedication to other people's opinions is greater than your dedication to your own emotions! Today's a new day!
Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground. Writing of the past is a resurrection the past then lives in your words and you are free.
Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork -- reading, writing, thinking--can.
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Having more money does not insure happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars.
Keeping up the fiction. You have to keep it up, sometimes, no matter how you feel.
I've outdone anyone you can name -- Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500.
A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated.
I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things.
K. Eric Drexler
The telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful.
The government is becoming the family of last resort.
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