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You can't just give a speech and expect people to fall down and agree with you.
You feel sometimes when you hear analysts and knowledgeable people talking about Iran that they fear so much about the survival of the regime, because deep down it's not a legitimate regime, it doesn't represent the will of the people, it's kind of morphed into kind of a military theocracy.
In my case Pilgrim's Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am.
I've never been one to look up the ladder. I've always looked down the ladder. As long as there's one guy down there, I'm fine.
You can go into neighborhoods in the United States where people dress a certain way because they don't want to be out of touch, where boys wear pants down to their knees, which nobody has compelled them to do but they pick up the cultural norms, or where girls are improperly dressed by my eyes, but that's what they see in the media.
You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.
Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
To hold a man down, you have to stay down with him.
Booker T. Washington
A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it. Maybe today I'll be able to do that. I get for some reason somewhat stronger when the sun starts to go down. Dusk is a good time for me. I'm crepuscular.
In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
You don't repair that relationship by sitting down and talking about trust or making promises. Actually, what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently - and I think that is what is going to make the difference.
If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.
Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I.
That's the trouble with being me. At this point, nobody gives a damn what my problem is. I could literally have a tumor on the side of my head and they'd be like, 'Yeah, big deal. I'd eat a tumor every morning for the kinda money you're pulling down.'
Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.
William Jennings Bryan
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
I love to go down to the schoolyard and watch all the little children jump up and down and run around yelling and screaming. They don't know I'm only using blanks.
The logs of wood which move down the river together Are driven apart by every wave. Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery.
I support health care for people. I want people well taken care of. But I also want health care that we can afford as a country. I have people and friends closing down their businesses because of Obamacare.
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
Well, when you come down to it, I don't see that a reporter could do much to a president, do you?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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