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Every person born into this world their work is born with them.
James Russell Lowell
Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.
I've turned down a lot of arena dates because I've done the big-arena thing. Now, I want to do something where people can feel me and I can feel them.
Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?
The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S. Truman
The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
Our ideas are for the most part like bad sixpences, and we spend our lives trying to pass them on one another.
The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything.
Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities.
The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God, the herdsman goads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.
William Butler Yeats
Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.
Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.
One of the things the government can't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt.
It's sort of a feeling of power onstage. It's really the ability to make people smile, or just to turn them one way or another for that duration of time, and for it to have some effect later on. I don't really think it's power... it's the goodness.
There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!'
We're really quite nice and friendly, but everyone has a beastly side to them, don't they?
It is one of the most saddening things in life that, try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy, whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy.
Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them.
Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot.
Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
Ludwig van Beethoven
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