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Every December, I host a tree-trimming party. I serve chili with cornbread and lots of good wine. It's a wonderful party, and it shows how much adults like to play.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.
Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
Henry David Thoreau
We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.
There's pros and cons of a big church. Cons is I don't get to know everybody, I don't get to go to their ballgame, I don't get to marry everybody, but the pros are you get all this community, 800 ushers come in to serve, getting there at 7 in the morning on their day off and coming in on Saturday to make all those wafers.
So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.
If workers are more insecure, that's very 'healthy' for the society, because if workers are insecure, they won't ask for wages, they won't go on strike, they won't call for benefits; they'll serve the masters gladly and passively. And that's optimal for corporations' economic health.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him.
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
Presented with the claims of nineteenth-century racist anthropology, a rational person will ask two sorts of questions: 'What is the scientific status of the claims?' 'What social or ideological needs do they serve?'
I trust that when people meet, we meet for a transcendent reason, and that the challenges we face in life are always lessons that serve our soul's growth.
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
I serve a higher power, Jesus Christ. I make no apologies in saying that.
In books, you can just wallow in dialogue, and you can just wallow in written words. In screenplays, every line has to serve the purpose of the line that's implied before it and the line that's implied after it. Maybe five lines have to do the work of fifty lines.
I think it's more important to write something that brings men back to reading than it is to write for people who already read. There's a reason men don't read, and it's because books don't serve men. It's time we produce books that serve men.
The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men.
In my opinion eight years as president is enough and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity.
Harry S Truman
The purpose of technology is not to confuse the brain but to serve the body.
William S. Burroughs
That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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