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Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.
Harry S. Truman
Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience warm them, and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth.
And I think both the left and the right should celebrate people who have different opinions, and disagree with them, and argue with them, and differ with them, but don't just try to shut them up.
When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'
Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person - not just an employee - are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.
Anne M. Mulcahy
The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.
William Jennings Bryan
Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies. I owe them a great debt, because they redoubled my energies and drove me in new directions.
E. O. Wilson
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss.
Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
I try to forget about the expectation that's out there and the audience listening for the next thing so that I'm not trying to please them. I've spent a huge amount of time not communicating with those folks and denying that they exist.
A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.
I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Charles de Montesquieu
There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them.
Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.
W. H. Auden
Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
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