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Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.
Robert Louis Stevenson
It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'try to be a little kinder.'
And so our goal on health care is, if we can get, instead of health care costs going up 6 percent a year, it's going up at the level of inflation, maybe just slightly above inflation, we've made huge progress. And by the way, that is the single most important thing we could do in terms of reducing our deficit. That's why we did it.
Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best - make it all up - but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.
Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.
I wish I could play little league now. I'd be way better than before.
The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.
What we want to do is make a leapfrog product that is way smarter than any mobile device has ever been, and super-easy to use. This is what iPhone is. OK? So, we're going to reinvent the phone.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Anybody can be specific and obvious. That's always been the easy way. It's not that it's so difficult to be unspecific and less obvious; it's just that there's nothing, absolutely nothing, to be specific and obvious about.
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we're going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles.
I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side.
Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.
You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.
I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
I don't get high, but sometimes I wish I did. That way, when I messed up in life I would have an excuse. But right now there's no rehab for stupidity.
Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.
I don't think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.
You know, let's put it this way, if all the people in Hollywood who have had plastic surgery, if they went on vacation, there wouldn't be a person left in town.
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