World War II had a very important impact on the development of technology, as a whole.
People may correctly remember the events of twenty years ago (a remarkable feat), but who remembers his fears, his disgusts, his tone of voice? It is like trying to bring back the weather of that time.
Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
John Quincy Adams
Unless they are immediate victims, the majority of mankind behaves as if war was an act of God which could not be prevented; or they behave as if war elsewhere was none of their business. It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves due to atrophy of the imagination.
I'll know how to die with courage that is easier than living.
I see mysteries and complications wherever I look, and I have never met a steadily logical person.
Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world, whether you have money or not.
Though I had success in my research both when I was mad and when I was not, eventually I felt that my work would be better respected if I thought and acted like a 'normal' person.
John Forbes Nash
Where secrecy reigns, carelessness and ignorance delight to hide while skill loves the light.
Daniel C. Gelman
Cause at the end of the day, honestly, at the end of the day when you're in your death bed and that's it, I think it's the relationships you've had and the people that you've touched and the people that have touched you that matter.
Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they'd been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do.
Do you want my one-word secret of happiness -- It's growth -- mental, financial, you name it.
Harold S. Geneen
I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
For it pleased God, after he had made all things by the word of his power, to create man after his own image.
I'll never forget that show season. It was completely mad. I was staying between Christy and Naomi's rooms and it was all limos and the Ritz Hotel and all that kind of business.
In the free/libre software movement, we develop software that respects users' freedom, so we and you can escape from software that doesn't.
When I started doing movies, every crew member was older than me.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Gerald R. Ford
I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap.
Take away hatred from some people, and you have men without faith.
I love to play music. So why endanger that with something like drugs?
I remember opening my dad's closet and there were, like, 40 suits, every color of the rainbow, plaid and winter and summer. He had two jewelry boxes full of watches and lighters and cuff links. And just... he was that guy. He was probably unfulfilled in his life in many ways.
All I can do is leave it in God's hands and hope that my fans feel where I'm coming from.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don't have that.
Listen, I have a great affection and respect for Joe Biden. I think he's been a great vice president. He's taken on a lot of tough assignments for our administration.
The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.
George F. Kennan
There's one advantage in having been around as long as I have. Everybody in the Senate knows me, and - I'm going to say something presumptuous, to repeat myself - I think most respect me.
How can you tell when a political ideology has become the equivalent of a religion?
Everything in food is science. The only subjective part is when you eat it.
Food is a coping mechanism people are afraid of giving it up because then they'll feel confused and lost.
You can't be funny for funny's sake. You try to get as outrageous situation as you can but it always has to be believable and based in real character motivations and what people would really do.
There's an unseen force which lets birds know when you've just washed your car.
All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed.
It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
Lord, Bless our enemies have mercy upon them, may they turn their course and let us alone, and let us live in peace at our homes in our own native land.
I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, for example, although there are plenty of others, too. They are the most blessed people in the world, and they don't appreciate it.
No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
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