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If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
I mean, I've always been a libertarian. Leave everybody alone. Let everybody else do what they want. Just stay out of everybody else's hair.
Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.
Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.
The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.
Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We've been so busy damning ourselves for years. We've done it all, and yet we don't take credit for it.
It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I've been blessed in so many ways.
I like to spend time in the past, with the things that have been important to me.
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they've been hurt, they're sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that's protecting this tiny, dear part in them that's still alive.
Love is what you've been through with somebody.
I'm not sure what the future holds but I do know that I'm going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said 'Nic, it is what it is, it's not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.'
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.
I'm not an example for how people should live their lives. Never in my life would I ever set out to be an example for people on how to live their lives. If you need an example for how to live, then you just shouldn't have been born. Straight up.
The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I'm thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family's future.
There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life... I think I must have been crying for some attention.
There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.
The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
Henry Ward Beecher
Although I don't have a prescription for what others should do, I know I have been very fortunate and feel a responsibility to give back to society in a very significant way.
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.
Rainer Maria Rilke
I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I've been looking at some video clips on YouTube of President Obama - then candidate Obama - going through Iowa making promises. The gap between his promises and his performance is the largest I've seen, well, since the Kardashian wedding and the promise of 'til death do we part.
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