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Many people, including some conservatives, have been very impressed with how brainy the president and his advisers are. But that is not quite as reassuring as it might seem.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
Vincent Van Gogh
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.
I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
What lingers from the parent's individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting.
Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become - to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will surely be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy's doubts is invincible.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
If a man loves you... he's willing to profess it. He'll give you a title after a while. You're going to be his lady, his woman, his fiancee, his wife, his baby's mama, something.
Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.
After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.
A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.
George Jean Nathan
He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it.
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
Michel de Montaigne
Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher.
William Butler Yeats
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