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The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.
Pricing is actually a pretty simple and straight forward thing. Customers will not pay literally a penny more than the true value of the product.
If someone says 'grunge' or 'punk,' you know what the sound is, but if you say 'No Wave,' it's kind of mysterious. That was the most interesting part and should have been the most inspirational thing about it... here's this collective sonic insanity, and none of it sounds anything alike.
Set up another case bartender! The best thing for a case of nerves is a case of Scotch.
W. C. Fields
The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.
Robert Neelly Bellah
The one thing emphasized in any creative writing course is 'write what you know,' and that automatically drives a wooden stake through the heart of imagination. If they really understood the mysterious process of creating fiction, they would say, 'You can write about anything you can imagine.'
There's no such thing is aging, but maturing and knowledge. It's beautiful, I call that beauty.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good.
There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
There is no such thing as emotional incompatibility. There are only misunderstandings and mistakes which can easily be set right if we have the will to do so.
I'd probably want to teach at university, because children would drive me insane. I suspect it would be English literature, Shakespeare and so forth. I've always been deeply, deeply in love with that kind of thing.
I don't know the first real thing about the dating game. I don't know how to talk to a specific person and connect. I just think you have to go to person by person and do the best you can with people in general.
Feeling like you're respected among the people who do the same thing you do is incredible and necessary.
Lana Del Rey
I love nature - it's probably my most favorite thing. I don't watch much telly, the telly hardly goes on, but the things I do watch are sort of nature programs, and something about the oceans and the amount of weird fish that's in there.
I have done one thing that I think is a contribution: I helped Buddhist science and modern science combine. No other Buddhist has done that. Other lamas, I don't think they ever pay attention to modern science. Since my childhood, I have a keen interest.
I'm the first to admit this whole salary thing is getting out of control. In the final analysis, it's still about the work.
The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart.
Love is cheering and sharing and compassion and giving and receiving. Love is an action thing more than a word thing, that brings comfort or joy or relief to anyone or anything.
There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state?
I don't write songs about a specific, elusive thing. I write about love, and everyone knows what it is like to have your heart broken.
The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me.
The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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