When you're sick, nobody takes care of you like your mom.
Every calamity is a spur and valuable hint.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.
People wish to be settled. It is only as far as they are unsettled that there is any hope for them.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms.
Do not tell me of my obligation to put all poor men in good situations. Are they my poor? I tell thee, thou foolish philanthropist, that I grudge the dollar, the dime, the cent, I give to such men as do not belong to me and to whom I do not belong.
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.
Sympathy is a supporting atmosphere, and in it we unfold easily and well.
Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.
Reason lies between the bridle and the spur.
The rich never have to seek out their relatives.
The just man may sin with an open chest of gold before him.
After the ship has sunk, everyone knows how she might have been saved.
He who knows little knows enough if he knows how to hold is tongue.
At a round table there is no dispute about place.
Bed is the poor man's opera.
There is no robber worse than a bad book.
Remembrance of things past.
Men dream of courtship, but in wedlock wake.
Most authors steal their works, or buy.
Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss.
Why did I write? What sin to me unknown dipped me in ink, my parents , or my own?
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence. The sound must seem an echo to the sense.
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
To know one's self is wisdom, but not to know one's neighbors is genius.
I am really passionate about my career and my music and I am so lucky to be able to do what I do for a job, so for all the early morning starts and long days, I could never trade it all in.
Music is a safe kind of high.
I'm glad that my parents missed one thing that was really unbelievable. They saw me hit this great success. It was a blast and we had a lot of laughs. And it was just an amazing time. They passed away. And then after I got, you know, famous, all these haters came out of nowhere.
As I get older I'm more and more comfortable being alone.
I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists.
The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
I never read. The paper or anything. I watch a lot of movies, and TV series and stuff. But I never, never read.
White actors still get way more money in Hollywood. It's been that way for a very long time. I hope it'll change, but it's a matter of forcing that change.
We've finally told the world that this is sports entertainment, and I think one of the best forms of entertainment is anything that's fun or funny, something that you really enjoy watching or listening to.
For neither life nor nature cares if justice is ever done or not.
Another thing that's quite different in writing a book as a practicing newspaperman is that if you look at what you've written the next morning and you think you didn't get it quite right, you can fix it.
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