Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
A place for everything, everything in its place.
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
People do not lack strength they lack will.
Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
Money is like an arm or leg - use it or lose it.
It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.
Henry David Thoreau
Already the writers are complaining that there is too much freedom. They need some pressure. The worse your daily life, the better your art. If you have to be careful because of oppression and censorship, this pressure produces diamonds.
You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything he's no longer in your power -- he's free again.
Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
George S. Patton Jr.
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any.
George Bernard Shaw
The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy
Television has brought back murder into the home -- where it belongs.
The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind.
War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.
Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Never regret anything that once made you happy.
Where there is no law there is no transgression.
There are times, sir, when men of good conscience cannot blindly follow orders. You acknowledge their sentience, but ignore their personal liberties and freedom. Order a man to turn his child over to the state? Not while I'm his captain
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
Sir Richard Francis Burton
I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it
What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God.
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.
Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness -- an open and noble temper.
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong.
Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right.
Our best history is still poetry.
Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age.
There is this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means; draw it all out, and hold him to it.
We are prisoners of ideas.
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