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When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
John F. Kennedy
The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the insane.
Hunter S. Thompson
Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. It's tough to do that when we're terrified about what people might see or think.
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.
I generally find that comparison is the fast track to unhappiness. No one ever compares themselves to someone else and comes out even. Nine times out of ten, we compare ourselves to people who are somehow better than us and end up feeling more inadequate.
What's that line from TS Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started, but to know it for the first time. I'm able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed, now I'm older. Thank God for growing up.
We run around so much - with the best intentions: I want to save the rain forest. I've gotta clean up the oceans. I've gotta save the dolphins. All worthy efforts, but if you're not centered and you don't have the serenity in your life you need to accomplish that task, you're not going to do a very good job.
Ed Begley, Jr.
I grew up with just my mum and sister, so I respect women a lot.
I never was that boy who loved gangster films, but when I was growing up, I was obsessed with the detective Dick Tracy. It was one of my favourite movies as a kid, and he really inspired me. I would have loved to be part of that golden age of Hollywood in the 1940s. It made me want to become an actor.
In the '60s, when I was growing up, one of the great elements of American culture was the protest song. There were songs about the civil rights movement, the women's rights movement, the antiwar movement. It wasn't just Bob Dylan, it was everybody at the time.
I always wanted to be a zookeeper when I was growing up, and I've wound up a zookeeper! I've been working with the Los Angeles Zoo for 45 years! I'm the luckiest old broad on two feet because my life is divided absolutely in half - half animals and half show business. You can't ask for better than two things you love the most.
You get tough when you grow up unloved. People described me as a boyish girl - rather shy, but I didn't show it. I had an attitude. I was rather wild. I lied a lot because I knew the alternative was to be punished. As I got older I realised I didn't have to lie any more and it was a nice feeling. I could be myself.
Gang members have invariably grown up in broken, chaotic homes, often experiencing domestic violence; they have truanted from school and many have been formally excluded; and they live in neighbourhoods where worklessness, addiction and crime are rife.
Iain Duncan Smith
I would love for people to be able to think of me as a guy who stood up for what he believed in and helped make a difference for the vets.
Imagine young people would grow up with the feeling that you have to be a hero to do your human duty. I am afraid nobody would ever help other people, because who is a hero?
If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.
Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
I am someone who always gets up again, even if there are setbacks. I have a survivor instinct. I'm not sure where it comes from, but probably from all the little things that make you into who you are.
You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves.
The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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