To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
At that time, I feel sad, and I feel no one knows how hard I work and how many tears. They only know the score. At that time, I feel very lonely because no one understands since they haven't been world No. 1 before.
I've always loved music, but I never really played anything. After 'Walk the Line' and learning to play guitar, and having that sense of performing, I think that certainly opened the door for me, for music.
Perhaps our own opposition to even the level of European integration we have now, let alone any more, is well known.
False ideals cannot be shattered by criticism. Right ideals must take up the battle against them.
When the courts decide that murderers, rapists, and others who maliciously break our social contract deserve health care that most working Americans can't afford, they are condemning good people to death.
What a dog I got. Last night he went on the paper 4 times 3 while I was reading it
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
Amos Bronson Alcott
The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.
Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.
I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege'.
Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.
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