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Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.
Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that's OK, too. It's whatever suits you.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People get confused and think there is no difference between news and entertainment. People who project themselves as journalists on television don't know the first thing about journalism. They are just there stirring up a hockey game.
I guess I'm just an open-hearted, fair, good person. I try to encourage people to be their best and look inside themselves and find out what they are passionate about and expand on that and enjoy life.
God helps those who help themselves.
There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
Men and women who decide to flirt with adultery just once can become enmeshed in misery and unhappiness for themselves and their precious families.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
How is it that, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, there are still some who would deny the dangers of climate change? Not surprisingly, the loudest voices are not scientific, and it is remarkable how many economists, lawyers, journalists and politicians set themselves up as experts on the science.
People who are angry at themselves sometimes blame others.
It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
Robert A. Heinlein
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
When you are older you will understand how precious little things, seemingly of no value in themselves, can be loved and prized above all price when they convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart.
Life is a canvas of many strokes where shades from different palettes meet into a picture so concrete that some forget it is their own, so become framed themselves.
To go to the synagogue with one's father on the Passover eve - is there in the world a greater pleasure than that? What is it worth to be dressed in new clothes from head to foot, and to show off before one's friends? Then the prayers themselves - the first Festival evening prayer and blessing.
There's no sense talking about priorities. Priorities reveal themselves. We're all transparent against the face of the clock.
When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
In the voyeurism of Reality TV, the viewer's passivity is kept intact, pampered and massaged and force-fed Chicken McNuggets of carefully edited snippets that permit him or her to sit in easy judgment and feel superior at watching familiar strangers make fools of themselves. Reality TV looks in only one direction: down.
Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself.
Leaders who are kind of insecure or egocentric, they basically sabotage themselves.
John C. Maxwell
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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