It is worth remembering one of the important lessons of the Buck story: a small number of zealous advocates can have an impact on the law that defies both science and conventional wisdom.
Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object beware of this stumbling block.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition.
Gro Harlem Brundtland
My teachers helped guide and motivate me but the responsibility of learning was left with me, an approach to learning which was later reinforced by my experiences at Amherst.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
No one is more important to the future of our state than our teachers.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Our life is made by the death of others.
Leonardo da Vinci
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Health care is one-sixth of our economy. If the government can control that, they can control just about everything. We need to understand what is going on, because there are much more economic models that can be used to give us good health care than what we have now.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk, but I urged my people to be quiet and not to begin a war.
Nobody sees a flower really it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.
I think the materialist conception of history is valid.
We've switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing, economics, politics - trying to play a serious part in the world - to a culture that's really entertainment-based.
Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.
Women have a predestination to suffering.
The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
It is not government's job to mandate responsibility on our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our children. It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children's health.
I have always drawn strength from being close to home.
A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
In this connection, faith and experience teach us many truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings.
I've learned it's always better to have a small percentage of a big success, than a hundred percent of nothing.
This aesthetic quality, then, is what politics is all about. It's authenticity that separates winners from losers, good politics from bad, and he-man leader-types from consultant-directed puppet-boys.
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
Henry David Thoreau
I can't say I'm happy to be talking about John Ritter and his passing. In my 21 years of Entertainment Tonight, this really was one of the most shocking and sad things to have happened.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.
My father opened a restaurant. It's so amazing... it's so freaking delicious, but I'm telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there.
There's something about Southern women that is so unique yet so universal. Strong southern women are allowed to be soft and feminine and have a sense of humor. But what I love about Southern women in particular is their universality.
Don't remember me as too nice or beautiful or funny, because then you'll be disappointed.
It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.
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