The wide world is all before us - but a world without a friend.
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.
Baron William Henry Beveridge
I hold that religion and faith are two different things.
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
My family is almost exactly like the one in 'Monsoon Wedding'. We are very open, fairly liberal, loud people.
Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
Beauty is an ecstasy it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
W. Somerset Maugham
Our minds are like our stomachs; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetites.
It was said Daredevil grew up in Hell's Kitchen, an amazing name for a neighbourhood. But that opened a Pandora's box of all the crime stuff I wanted to do. I borrowed liberally from Will Eisner's 'The Spirit' and turned 'Daredevil' into a crime comic.
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue but moderation in principle is always a vice.
We travellers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic.
Mary Wortley Montagu
Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
Arthur Somers Rache
Itâ€™s not what you look at that matters, itâ€™s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.
I was never a Certified Public Accountant. I just had a degree in accounting. It would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do.
I love short trips to New York to me it is the finest three-day town on earth.
I quote others in order to better express myself.
Michel de Montaigne
The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.
The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender because this kiss already has within it that surrender.
I give the children education.
How many things served us but yesterday as articles of faith, which today we deem but fables?
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.
I always loved the idea of learning martial arts, but it wasn't until I was in my 20s that I really started doing it and taking up karate.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act.
We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
My mom always made sure I lived my life as a regular kid.
Soleil Moon Frye
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our own esteem.
We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle.
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.
From a very early age, my wife and I told our son that there are times and places for everything. I told him, look, when you're in class, you have to be quiet and listen to your teacher, but when you go out to the playground, you can scream and be silly.
The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I tell you: it is the good war that hallows every cause.
History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
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