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Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
Henry David Thoreau
Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have.
Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.
To govern means to pillage, as everyone knows.
Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
This shirt is dry clean only. Which means... it's dirty.
I just think that trusting God means we're going to have unanswered questions, and God is so much bigger than us, we're never going to understand them all.
To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
But let me perfectly clear, because I know you'll hear the same old claims that rolling back these tax breaks means a massive tax increase on the American people: if your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime.
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.
And that means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.
As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one's being added to that being.
One of the things I miss most is that I can no longer read, due to age-related macular degeneration. I get regular injections for this, and thankfully these seem to have arrested its progress, but it's still very difficult for me to read. That means it is hard for me to pick up my Bible and read it like I used to, and I miss that very much.
And this President wakes up every morning, looks out across America and is proud to announce, 'It could be worse.' It could be worse? Is that what it means to be an American? It could be worse? Of course not. What defines us as Americans is our unwavering conviction that we know it must be better.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.
Being selfish to me means that you have to look out for yourself and you don't have to sacrifice.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
To compromise simply means that you go a tiny bit below what you know is right.
The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.
Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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