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Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.
He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
I'm not sure Kinsey has changed in these first twelve books. I think the reader learns more about her, but from Kinsey's perspective, only three years have passed while the rest of us have been getting older at a much faster clip.
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
What an artist learns matters little. What he himself discovers has a real worth for him, and gives him the necessary incitement to work.
He who laughs most, learns best.
The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences.
Henry Ward Beecher
One learns about painting by looking at and imitating other painters.
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.
Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.
Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life.
One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment.
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.
Orthodoxy is the diehard of the world of thought. It learns not, neither can it forget.
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.
Soon the child learns that there are strangers, and ceases to be a child.
He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.
James Russell Lowell
Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.
As many times as I've seen 'The Merchant of Venice,' I always take Shylock's side. For all the hatred that guy is shown, he has a reason to hate in return. He's treated cruelly. And it's tragic that he learns to be intolerant because of what others do to him.
We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently... to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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