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Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others.
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.
It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven.
Twasn't me, 'twas the Lord! I always told Him, 'I trust to you. I don't know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,' an' He always did.
Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.
If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion.
The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.
Orison Swett Marden
Fortune sides with him who dares.
Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.
Ulysses S. Grant
Disobedience is essentially a prideful power struggle against someone in authority over us. It can be a parent, a priesthood leader, a teacher, or ultimately God. A proud person hates the fact that someone is above him. He thinks this lowers his position.
Ezra Taft Benson
Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can have a word with him?
Man can certainly flee from God... but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate.
A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.
Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.
My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
I was the kind of kid whose parents would drop him off at the local town library on their way to work, and I'd go and work my way through the children's area.
The teacher's life should have three periods, study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.
The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it.
A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life.
I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. Even if there was a gun in my hand and he stands in front of me, I would not shoot him.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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