The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we're not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.
As iron put into the fire loseth its rust and becometh clearly red-hot, so he that wholly turneth himself unto God puts off all slothfulness, and is transformed into a new man.
I know my dad is a big Internet freak, and he's been known to be a Wikileaker.
Adversities do not make a man frail. They show what sort of man he is.
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.
Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it's bold. It's out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it's hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government.
The enemy is more easily overcome if he be not suffered to enter the door of our hearts, but be resisted without the gate at his first knock.
Fame is a lot of pressure, especially when you're responsible for your entire family. Financially, emotionally - everything.
Scruples, temptations, and fears, and cutting perplexities of the heart, are often the lot of the most excellent persons.
I'm delirious with joy. It proves that if you confront the universe with good intentions in your heart, it will reflect that and reward your intent. Usually. It just doesn't always do it in the way you expect.
J. Michael Straczynski
Don't flatter the rich, or appear to willing before the great.
Set me free from evil passions, and heal my heart of all inordinate affections; that being inwardly cured and thoroughly cleansed, I may be made fit to love, courageous to suffer, steady to persevere.
A perfect storm is in the making: financial uncertainty, economic downturn, government cuts, rising unemployment and a future that looks less clear the more we try to fathom it.
Love Him, and keep Him for thy Friend, who, when all go away, will not forsake thee, nor suffer thee to perish at the last.
The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.
He that loveth, flieth, runneth, and rejoiceth. He is free, and cannot be held in. He giveth all for all, and hath all in all, because he resteth in one highest above all things, from whom all that is good flows and proceeds.
Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
Whatever you do, do it with intelligence, and keep the end in view.
Man proposes, but God disposes.
He does much who loves God much, and he does much who does his deed well, and he does his deed well who does it rather for the common good than for his own will.
No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful.
Marquis de Sade
Don't think so much about who is for or against you, rather give all your care, that God be with you in everything you do.
Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts, and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them.
The intention which is fixed on God as its only end will keep people steady in their purposes, and deliver them from being the joke and scorn of fortune.
George Tenet has been the director of central intelligence since 1997, time enough to have changed the Agency's culture. He has failed. He should go.
If your heart were sincere and upright, every creature would be unto you a looking-glass of life and a book of holy doctrine.
Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one.
Thou art my glory and the exultation of y heart: thou art my hope and refuge in the day of my trouble.
When women break that taboo and they're not afraid to drive that car by herself - that's it. Now she has the guts to speak up for herself and take action.
Be not angry that you cannot make another what you wish them to be; since you cannot make yourself what you wish to be.
It is no little wisdom for a man to keep himself in silence and in good peace when evil words are spoken to him, and to turn his heart to God and not to be troubled with man's judgment.
It is vanity to desire a long life and to take no heed of a good life.
I suppose that every time there is difficulty. I remember about Space Mountain: It took us ten years before we found the technology that would allow such a ride. And during these ten years, I had a model that I kept, waiting for the technology we needed.
Everybody keeps saying that India's a poor country. Yes, we have poverty. But I blame the government of India, the political establishment, for their failure to educate and therefore their failure to control the poverty.
Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect.
I unfortunately had a lot of medical procedures throughout my life, so I decided to paint all of my surgeries as a way to heal and as a way to grow.
Paz de la Huerta
I have a really, really, really normal family. And by normal I mean we're all nuts on some level. I think you've gotta be a little nuts to pursue any kind of creative job. I was also a really good kid. I know that sounds really dull, but I didn't rebel in the traditional sense.
There are important cases in which the difference between half a heart and a whole heart makes just the difference between signal defeat and a splendid victory.
A. H. K. Boyd
My mom taught me to go after my dreams. I have this faith in myself that I must have gotten from her.
Amy Jo Johnson
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