We must respect the other fellow's religion,but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
H.L. Mencken

Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists.
H.L. Mencken

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.
H.L. Mencken

It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.
Baha'u'llah

I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.
Upton Sinclair

Barbossa For too long I've been parched of thirst and unable to quench it. Too long I've been starving to death and haven't died. I feel nothing. Not the wind on my face nor the spray of the sea. Nor the warmth of a woman's flesh. You best start believing in ghost stories Miss Turner. You're in one.
Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl

Art is a collarboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Andr Gide

University President Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers...and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers.
Isaac Asimov

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
Isaac Asimov

A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it.
Lyndon B. Johnson

I knew from the start if I left a woman I really loved -- the Great Society -- in order to fight that bitch of a war in Vietnam then I would lose everything at home. My hopes my dreams.
Lyndon B. Johnson

What we won when all of our people united ... must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. ... Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president.
Lyndon B. Johnson

America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D Eisenhower

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
Dwight D Eisenhower

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Dwight D Eisenhower

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
J. Krishnamurti

In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
George Bernard Shaw

A lifetime of happiness No man alive could bear it it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw

The art of government is the organization of idolatry.
George Bernard Shaw

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
George Bernard Shaw

What use are cartridges in battle I always carry chocolate instead.
George Bernard Shaw

Martyrdom... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
George Bernard Shaw

Alcohol is a very necessary article... It makes life bearable to millions of people who could not endure their existence if they were quite sober. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.
George Bernard Shaw

A chief event in life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well. He has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed there is no winter and no night all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish,-all duties even.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every burned book or house enlightens the world every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge exists to be imparted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be careful what you set your heart on, for it will surely be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Heaven always bears some proportion to earth. The god of the cannibal will be a cannibal, of the crusades a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men-that is genius.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give all to love obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams

No matter how smart you are, you spend much of your day being an idiot.
Scott Adams

We're a planet of nearly six billion ninnies living in a civilization that was designed by a few thousand amazingly smart deviants.
Scott Adams

Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
Scott Adams

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask Do they get smart just in time to ask questions
Scott Adams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Josh Billings

'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part.
Ernest Hemingway

I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life--specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture too far.
Erica Jong

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
Washington Irving

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Washington Irving

Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to each of the lover's qualities, giving preference now to one, now to another.
La Rochefoucauld

Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.
La Rochefoucauld

The mind cannot long act the role of the heart.
La Rochefoucauld

Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
La Rochefoucauld

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.
Warren Bennis

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all.
Socrates

Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Socrates

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
Victor Hugo

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
Norm Crosby

If you sit down at set of sun And count the acts that you have done, And counting find One self-denying deed, one word That eased the heart of him who heard One glance most kind That fell like sunshine where it went- Then you may count that day well spent.
George Eliot

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
George Eliot

If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
George Eliot

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles

Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart.
Sophocles

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit - this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
Johann von Goethe

He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure.
Johann von Goethe

I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.
Johann von Goethe

The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.
Johann von Goethe

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Johann von Goethe

Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
Johann von Goethe

There is a courtesy of the heart it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Johann von Goethe

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Johann von Goethe

It is a mistake for a taciturn, serious-minded woman to marry a jovial man, but not for a serious-minded man to marry a lighthearted woman.
Johann von Goethe

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Confucius

Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.
Confucius

By nature, men are nearly alike by practice, they get to be wide apart.
Confucius

He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.
Confucius

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
Jeseph Joubert

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
Jules Renard

Accuse not nature, she hath done her partDo thou but thine, and be not diffidentOf wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thouDismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh,By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
John Milton

When the waves are round me breaking,As I pace the deck alone,And my eye in vain is seekingSome green leaf to rest uponWhat would not I give to wanderWhere my old companions dwellAbsence makes the heart grow fonder,Isle of Beauty, fare thee well
John Milton

None can love freedom heartily but good men the rest love not freedom, but license.
John Milton

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.
John Milton

Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made his commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
Vince Lombardi

Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it - his mind, his body, his heart - what's life worth to him
Vince Lombardi

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
Vince Lombardi

But more importantly, you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second.
Vince Lombardi

The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules - but to win. And in truth, I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline.
Vince Lombardi

As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.
Robert Benchley

Wayne Tell me, when the first show is over, will you still love me when I'm an incredibly humungoid giant star Cassandra Yeah. Wayne Will you still love me when I'm in my hanging-out-with-Ravi-Shankar phase Cassandra Yeah. Wayne Will you still love me when I'm in my carbohydrate, sequined-jumpsuit, young-girls-in-white-cotton-panties, waking-up-in-a-pool-of-your-own-vomit, bloated-purple-dead-on-a-toilet phase Cassandra Yeah. Wayne Okay, party. Bonus.
Wayne's World

Wayne Am I supposed to be a man, am I supposed to say, it's OK, I don't mind. I don't mind. Well I mind I mind big time And you know what the worst part is I NEVER LEARNED TO READ.
Wayne's World

Wayne Garth, marriage is punishment for shoplifting in some countries.
Wayne's World

Garth Did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when he put on a dress and played girl bunny
Wayne's World

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'
Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too . . . If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same . . . Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it.
Rudyard Kipling

Once there was The People - Terror gave it birth Once there was The People, and it made a hell of earth Earth arose and crushed it. Listen, oh, ye slain Once there was The People - it shall never be again
Rudyard Kipling

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
W. H. Auden

We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
W. H. Auden

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
W. H. Auden

We are chameleons, and our partialities and prejudices change place with an easy and blessed facility, and we are soon wonted to the change and happy in it.
Mark Twain

Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
Mark Twain

A verb has a hard enough time of it in this world when it is all together. It's downright inhuman to split it up. But that's what those Germans do. They take part of a verb and put it down here, like a stake, and they take the other part of it and put it a way over yonder like another stake, and between these two limits they just shovel in German.
Mark Twain

His ignorance covered the whole earth like a blanket, and there was hardly a hole in it anywhere.
Mark Twain

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Mark Twain

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
Mark Twain

Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
Mark Twain

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
Mark Twain

An enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good-natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect.
Mark Twain

I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say I felt like de Kooning, who was asked to comment on a certain abstract painting, and answered in the negative. He was then told it was the work of a celebrated monkey. 'That's different. For a monkey, it's terrific.'
Igor Stravinsky

The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children who has filled his niche and accomplished his task who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
Robert Louis Stephenson

Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come.
Aristotle

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way...you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
Aristotle

To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.
Aristotle

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James

To handle yourself, use your head To handle others, use your heart.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
Neil Armstrong

I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
Neil Armstrong

Michael Bolton Yeah, well at least your name isn't Michael Bolton. Samir You know there's nothing wrong with that name. Michael Bolton There was nothing wrong with it... until I was about 12 years old and that no-talent ass clown became famous and started winning Grammys.
Office Space

Peter So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life.
Office Space

Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky -- or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.
Carl Sandburg

In reply to the question, What was it the last man on earth said Where is everybody
Carl Sandburg

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Rabindranath Tagore

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.
Rabindranath Tagore

Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide.
John Dryden

Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth.
Archimedes

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
Max Eastman

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
Friedrich Nietzsche

For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,And breathed in the face of the foe as he pass'dAnd the eyes of the sleepers wax'd deadly and chill,And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still
George Gordon Byron

He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly
George Gordon Byron

Yes, Love indeed is light from heaven A spark of that immortal fire With angels shared, by Allah given To lift from earth our low desire.
George Gordon Byron

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.
Brendan Francis

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
Ann Landers

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.
Ann Landers

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that ... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
John Lennon

I remember a time when everybody I loved hated me because I hated them. - Letter to Stuart Sutcliffe circa 1960
John Lennon

Nay, tempt me not to love again There was a time when love was sweet Dear Nea had I known thee then, Our souls had not been slow to meet But oh this weary heart hath run So many a time the rounds of pain, Not even for thee, thou lovely one Would I endure such pangs again.
Sir Thomas More

It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
Arnold Bennett

Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought - particularly for people who cannot remember where they left things.
Woody Allen

I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Woody Allen

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.
Charles Caleb Colton

He that dies a martyr proves that he was not a knave, but by no means that he was not a fool.
Charles Caleb Colton

In America every woman has her set of girl-friends some are cousins, the rest are gained at school. These form a permanent committee who sit on each other's affairs, who 'come out' together, marry and divorce together, and who end as those groups of bustling, heartless well-informed club-women who govern society. Against them the Couple of Ehepaar is helpless and Man in their eyes but a biological interlude.
Charles Caleb Colton

Sadistic excess attempts to reach roughly and by harshness what art reaches by fineness.
Percy Wynham Lewis

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it.
Andr Maurois

We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider everything as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.
Sir Walter Scott

O many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken
Sir Walter Scott

We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Abraham Lincoln

...Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Abraham Lincoln

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.
Abraham Lincoln

I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
Abraham Lincoln

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Abraham Lincoln

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.
Abraham Lincoln

When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.
Abraham Lincoln

You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.
Abraham Lincoln

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
Emile Zola

Happy I'm stupid. You're smart. I was wrong. You were right. You're the best. I'm the wrost. You're very good-looking. I'm not very attractive.
Happy Gilmore

The artist has one function--to affirm and glorify life.
W. Edward Brown

But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round...as a good time a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.
Charles Dickens

Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
Charles Dickens

There is a wisdom of the head, and ... a wisdom of the heart.
Charles Dickens

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Charles Dickens

'Out upon merry Christmas What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer... If I could work my will,' said Scrooge indignantly, 'every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' upon his lips should be boiled with his won pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should'
Charles Dickens

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.
Charles Dickens

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

'Art' is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.
Octavio Paz

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Wendell Berry

Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.
German proverb

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
Henry Ward Beecher

Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry Ward Beecher

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher

Our sweetest experiences of affection are meant to point us to that realm which is the real and endless home of the heart.
Henry Ward Beecher

What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher

Avarice, envy, pride,Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of allOn Fire.
Dante Alighieri

As soon as we started programming, we found out to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.
Maurice Wilkes

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
Emily Dickinson

Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love love recompenses the adorers.
Kahlil Gibran

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Kahlil Gibran

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran

A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland.
Kahlil Gibran

Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manefestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
Kahlil Gibran

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Kahlil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
Kahlil Gibran

When you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret.
Kahlil Gibran

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
Kahlil Gibran

My friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.
Kahlil Gibran

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
Kahlil Gibran

Oh, heart, I the ignorant say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower perishes, but the seeds remain. This is the law of God.
Kahlil Gibran

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran

Wailing and lamentation befit those who stand before the throne of life and depart without leaving in its hands a drop of the sweat of their brows or the blood of their hearts.
Kahlil Gibran

The bird has an honor that man does not have. Man lives in the traps of his abdicated laws and traditions but the birds live according to the natural law of God who causes the earth to turn around the sun.
Kahlil Gibran

Faith, is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Kahlil Gibran

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
Kahlil Gibran

Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.
George Orwell

It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found to be generally true that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon --so long as there is no answer to it-- gives claws to the weak.
George Orwell

The artist should be a seeing-eye dog for a myopic civilization.
Jacob Getlar Smith

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Benjamin Disraeli

Man is a being born to believe. And if no church comes forward with its title-deeds of truth to guide him, he will find altars and idols in his own heart and his own imagination.
Benjamin Disraeli

It is well-known what a middleman is he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.
Benjamin Disraeli

No man is an Island, entire of itself every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls It tolls for thee.
John Donne

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so, For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow, die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
John Donne

Pink All I'm saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life - remind me to kill myself.
Dazed and Confused

Slater Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man when he come in the door, man she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man.
Dazed and Confused

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.
Harry S Truman

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Andrew Carnegie

Take this kiss upon the brow And, in parting from you now,Thus much let me avow--You are not wrong who deemThat my days have been a dreamYet if hope has flown awayIn a night, or in a day,In a vision, or in none,Is it therefore the less goneAll that we see or seemIs but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
Walter Savage Landor

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Muhammad Ali

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Hal Borland

A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
Robert Burton

It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do ... Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dreamFor the soul is dead that slumbers,and things are not what they seem.Life is real Life is earnestAnd the grave is not its goalDust thou art to dust returnest,Was not spoken of the soul.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The holiest of holidays are those Kept by ourselves in silence and apart The secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life is real Life is earnest And the grave is not its goal Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate Still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The adoration of his heart had been to her only as the perfume of a wild flower, which she had carelessly crushed with her foot in passing.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We see but dimly through the mists and vapors Amid these earthly damps What seem to us but sad, funeral tapers May be heaven's distant lamps.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as a blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Trust no future, however pleasant Let the dead past bury its dead Act, - act in the living Present Heart within and God overhead.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A torn jacket is soon mended but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted, If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning Back to their springs, like the rain shall fill them full of refreshment That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
John Muir

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
John Muir

Scandisk is now checking your hard disk. You can start praying.
Anon.

Earth is 98 full. Please delete anyone you can.
Anon.

Silence is one great art of conversation.
Anon.

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg.
Anon.

Lat Love me faithfullySee how I am faithfulWith all my heartAnd all my soulI am with youThough I am far away.
Anon.

For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.
William Blake

Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache do be my enemy--for friendship's sake.
William Blake

It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.
Joseph Conrad

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.
Joseph Conrad

How does one kill fear, I wonder How do you shoot a spectre through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by the spectral throat
Joseph Conrad

I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat
Will Rogers

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Will Rogers

If any of us had a child that we thought was as bad as we know we are, we would have cause to start to worry.
Will Rogers

I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.
Will Rogers

I'm not a real movie star. I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
Will Rogers

Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Will Rogers

The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.
Will Rogers

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
Blaine Lee

Nixon had three goals to win by the biggest electoral landslide in history to be remembered as a peacemaker and to be accepted by the 'Establishment' as an equal. He achieved all these objectives at the end of 1972 and the beginning of 1973. And he lost them all two months later-partly because he turned a dream into an obsession.
Henry Kissinger

It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.
Henry Kissinger

No foreign policy-no matter how ingenious-has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.
Henry Kissinger

A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.
Thomas Mann

The only religious way to think of death is as a part and parcel of life to regard it, with the understanding and the emotions, as the inviolable condition of life.
Thomas Mann

There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible.
P. J. O'Rourke

You know...that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum -- a canvas -- a piece of film -- or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something -- that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you.
Edward Steichen

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes

A good excercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.
John Andrew Holmes

Golf is very much like a love affair, if you don't take it seriously, it's no fun, if you do, it breaks your heart. Don't break your heart, but flirt with the possibility.
Louise Suggs

In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary and it is they alone who are masters.
Paul Gauguin

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Paul Gauguin

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
Laurence J. Peter

An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.
Laurence J. Peter

The artist is a recepticle for the emotions that come from all over the place from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
Pablo Picasso

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Pablo Picasso

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Pablo Picasso

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso

The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.
Michel de Montaigne

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished if you're alive, it isn't.
Richard Bach

There is no need to run outside for better seeing... Rather abide at the center of your being For the more you leave it the less you learn. Search your heart and see... The way to do is to be.
Lao Tzu

Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one's status in the eyes of others And shame is fear of humiliation at one's inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets his heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he is automatically involved in fear of losing his status.
Lao Tzu

A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.
Lao Tzu

When the highest type of men hear Tao, They diligently practice it. When the average type of men hear Tao, They half believe in it. When the lowest type of men hear Tao, They laugh heartily at it.
Lao Tzu

I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it...
Learned Hand

Are you bored with life Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Dale Carnegie

The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Dale Carnegie

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
John Kenneth Galbraith

People fo privilage will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.
John Kenneth Galbraith

It is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself. If, after doing so, one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents one's audience with the starting-point and the conclusion, one may produce a startling, though perhaps a meretricious, effect.
Frederick Douglas

An artist cannot fail it is a success to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley

Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.
Charles Horton Cooley

Merrill One time, I was at this party... and I was sitting on the couch with Amanda McKinney. She was just sitting there, looking beautiful. So, I lean in to kiss her, and I realize I have gum in my mouth. So, I turn to spit it out and put it in a paper cup. I turn back, and Amanda McKinney throws up all over herself. I knew the moment it happened, it was a miracle. I could have been kissing her when she threw up. It would have scarred me for life. I may never have recovered.
Signs

For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.
Plutarch

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' -- that is allYe know on Earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affection and the truth of imagination.
John Keats

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination. What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth - whether it existed before or not.
John Keats

A dream can be nurtured over years and years and then flourish rapidly. . . . Be patient. It will happen for you. Sooner or later, life will get weary of beating on you and holding the door shut on you, and then it will let you in and throw you a real party
Les Brown

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones

Originality is the art of concealing your source.
Franklin P. Jones

In architecture as in all other operative arts, the end must direct the operation. The end is to build well. Well building has three conditions Commodity, Firmness and Delight.
Henry Watton

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
Norman Cousins

Carter Please tell me you speak English. I'm Detective Carter. Do you speaka any English Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth
Rush Hour

Carter Don't you ever touch a black man's radio, boy You can do that in China but you can get your ass killed out here, man.
Rush Hour

Carter This is the LAPD. We're the most hated cops in all the free world. My own mama's ashamed of me. She tells everybody I'm a drug dealer.
Rush Hour

Carter This is the United States of James Carter here. I'm the president, I'm the emperor, I'm the king. I'm Michael Jackson, you Tito
Rush Hour

Carter My daddy'll kick your daddy's ass all the way from here to China, Japan, wherever the hell you from and all up that Great Wall too.
Rush Hour

The covers of this book are too far apart.
Ambrose Bierce

Painting The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
Ambrose Bierce

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
Joseph Addison

What an absurd thing it is to pass over all the valuable parts of a man, and fix our attention on his infirmities.
Joseph Addison

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up -- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Men can know more than their ancestors did if they start with a knowledge of what their ancestors had already learned....That is why a society can be progressive only if it conserves its traditions.
Walter Lippmann

Humor is not a postscript or an incidental afterthought it is a serious and weighty part of the world's economy. One feels increasingly the height of the faculty in which it arises, the nobility of things associated with it, and the greatness of services it renders.
Oscar W. Firkins

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.
William Osler

To measure the man, measure his heart.
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

Diversity the art of thinking independently together.
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
Jack Benny

Kindness is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others.
Henry Drummond

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
Mother Theresa

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
Mother Theresa

If none of us ever read a book that was 'dangerous,' had a friend who was 'different' or joined an organization that advocated 'change,' we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. Whose fault is that Not really McCarthy's. He didn't create this situation of fear. He merely exploited it, and rather successfully.
Edward R. Murrow

The politician is ... trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him.
Edward R. Murrow

Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
G. C. Lichtenberg

It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's craft that a large part of genius consists.
G. C. Lichtenberg

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Norman Vincent Peale

To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.
William Ellery Channing

I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves.
E. M. Forster

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do belive in Art for Art's sake.
E. M. Forster

Ae fond kiss, and then we severA farewell, and then foreverDeep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,While the star of hope she leaves himMe, nae cheerful twinkle lights me,Dark despair around benights me.
Robert Burns

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it.
Niccolo Machiavelli

A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Honore' de Balzac

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
Honore' de Balzac

He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men.
Honore' de Balzac

What is art Nature concentrated.
Honore' de Balzac

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore' de Balzac

Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest.
Euripides

Clarence Oh there they go. There they go, every time I start talkin 'bout boxing, a white man got to pull Rocky Marciano out their ass. That's their one, that's their one. Rocky Marciano. Rocky Marciano. Let me tell you something once and for all. Rocky Marciano was good, but compared to Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano ain't shit.
Coming to America

Maurice Oh yeah, I started out mopping the floor just like you guys. Then I moved up to washing lettuces. Now, I'm working the fat fryer. Pretty soon I'll make assistant manager, and that's when the big bucks start rolling in.
Coming to America

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many players on the field
Jim Boulton

Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward for there you have been, there you long to return.
Leonardo DaVinci

Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.
Casey Stengel

Ah Mozart He was happily married - but his wife wasn't.
Victor Borge

I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
Henry David Thoreau

The man who goes alone can start today but he who travels with another must wait till the other is ready, and it may be along time before they get off.
Henry David Thoreau

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living. - from Live Without Principle
Henry David Thoreau

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
Henry David Thoreau

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice.
Henry David Thoreau

None can be an impartial or wise observer of human life but from the vantage ground of what we should call voluntary poverty.
Henry David Thoreau

Faint heart never won true friend. O my friend, may it come to pass, once, that when you are my friend I may be yours.
Henry David Thoreau

Arthur Schopenhauer Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
Henry David Thoreau

What is a country without rabbits and partridges They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products ancient and venerable familes known to antiquity as to modern times of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.
Henry David Thoreau

To affect the quality of the day that is the art of life.
Henry David Thoreau

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Henry David Thoreau

Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth
Henry David Thoreau

Man is the artificer of his own happiness.
Henry David Thoreau

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's jobs with yesterday's tools.
Marshall McLuhan

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
Marshall McLuhan

He who hasn't hacked assemply language as a youth has no heart. He who does as an adult has no brain.
John Moore

The great art of giving consists in this the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.
Baltasar Gracian

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
Pablo Casals

Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.
Dave Barry

In the past decade or so, the women's magazines have taken to running home-handyperson articles suggesting that women can learn to fix things just as well as men. These articles are apparently based on the ludicrous assumption that men know how to fix things, when in fact all they know how to do is look at things in a certain squinty-eyed manner, which they learned in Wood Shop eventually, when enough things in the home are broken, they take a job requiring them to transfer to another home.
Dave Barry

I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me.
Dave Barry

Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.
Dave Barry

For a smart material to be able to send out a more complex signal it needs to be nonlinear. If you hit a tuning fork twice as hard it will ring twice as loud but still at the same frequency. That's a linear response. If you hit a person twice as hard they're unlikely just to shout twice as loud. That property lets you learn more about the person than the tuning fork.
Neil Gershenfeld

A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
Henry Van Dyke

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.
Logan Pearsall Smith

In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part.
Alexander Pope

What's the earth With all its art, verse, music, worth - Compared with love, found, gained, and kept
Robert Browning

Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.
Erich Fromm

Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists.... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be incompleteness in absence.
Erich Fromm

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Erich Fromm

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
Erich Fromm

The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.
Erich Fromm

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undoneThe wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Lin Yutang

A fool and his money are soon parted.
Thomas Tusser

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
Jonathan Swift

Faith he must make his stories shorter Or change his comrades once a quarter.
Jonathan Swift

Marty McFly Jesus, George, it's a wonder I was ever born.
Back to the Future

All that I desire to point out is the general principle that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.
Oscar Wilde

Morality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace.
Oscar Wilde

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
Oscar Wilde

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart.
Anthony D'Angelo

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
Robert Byrne

Partying is such sweet sorrow.
Robert Byrne

Austin Powers No doubt, love, but as long as people are still having promiscuous sex with many anonymous partners without protection while at the same time experimenting with mind-expanding drugs in a consequence-free environment, I'll be sound as a pound
Austin Powers International Man of Mystery

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo Deny thy father, and refuse thy name...
William Shakespeare

Oh, thou hast a damnable iteration, and art indeed able to corrupt a saint. Thou hast done much harm upon me Hal, God forgive thee for it. Before I knew thee Hal, I knew nothing, and now am I, if a man should speak truly, little better than one of the wicked.
William Shakespeare

All the world's a stage,And all the men and women merely players.They have their exits and their entrances,And one man in his time plays many parts,His acts being seven ages.
William Shakespeare

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare

Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.
William Shakespeare

The earth has music for those who listen.
William Shakespeare

Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man's ingratitude.
William Shakespeare

I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart but the saying is true 'The empty vessel makes the greatest sound'.
William Shakespeare

I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, and part of this body and my soul with contemplation and devout desires.
William Shakespeare

I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.
William Shakespeare

Thou art all the comfort, The Gods will diet me with.
William Shakespeare

When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress.
William Shakespeare

So full of artless jealousy is guilt, It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.
William Shakespeare

To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.
William Shakespeare

But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.
William Shakespeare

Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest
William Shakespeare

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
William Shakespeare

Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain
William Shakespeare

Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent.
William Shakespeare

I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at.
William Shakespeare

Good night, good night parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.
William Shakespeare

O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo
William Shakespeare

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Aesop

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
Christopher Morley

A vein of poetry exists in the hearts of all men.
Thomas Carlyle

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
Thomas Carlyle

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead therefore we must learn both arts.
Thomas Carlyle

But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step-dame Studys blows...Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite,Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write.
Sir Philip Sidney

If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.
Thomas Wolfe

If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded and has a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.
Thomas Wolfe

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
Thomas Wolfe

When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. But above this level, far above, separated by an abyss, is the level where the highest things are achieved. These things are essentially anonymous.
Simone Weil

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder. (To Canadian Parliament)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Looking at the proliferation of personal web pages on the net, it looks like very soon everyone on earth will have 15 Megabytes of fame.
MG Siriam

Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.
Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Francis Bacon

Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance
Frank Moore Colby

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
Frank Moore Colby

Minds do not act together in public they simply stick together and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
Frank Moore Colby

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts apathy to one of brotherly love.
Frank Moore Colby

The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood.
John Burroughs

Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
Robert W. Sarnoff

For target shooting, that's okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that's why we have police departments.
James Brady

Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit. In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature, where the weaker individual is not secured against the violence of the stronger and as, in the latter state, even the individuals are prompted, by the uncertainty of their condition, to submit to a government which may protect the weak as well as themselves so, in the former state, will the more powerful factions or parties be gradually induced, by a like motive to wish for a government which will protect all parties, the weaker as well as the more powerful.
Alexander Hamilton

Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
Sir Winston Churchill

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
Sir Winston Churchill

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Sir Winston Churchill

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.
Vincent Van Gogh

Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.
Vincent Van Gogh

Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process.
Aldous Huxley

Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.
Aldous Huxley

The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subltly and feel nobly.
Aldous Huxley

We participate in a tragedy at a comedy we only look.
Aldous Huxley

It doesn't require any particular bravery to stand on the floor of the Senate and urge our boys in Vietnam to fight harder, and if this war mushrooms into a major conflict and a hundred thousand young Americans are killed, it won't be U. S. Senators who die. It will be American soldiers who are too young to qualify for the senate.
George McGovern

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves ... Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point it, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps, then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Do continue to believe that with your feeling and your work you are taking part in the greatest the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart for God now accepteth thy works.N.B. Eat, Drink and be merry. See also Luke 1219
Ecclesiastes 97

Friendship is not necessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
Clive Staples Lewis

What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented who are they to overtop their fellows And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men.
Clive Staples Lewis

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
Clive Staples Lewis

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
Clive Staples Lewis

Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries avoid all entanglements.
Clive Staples Lewis

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Hellen Keller

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Hellen Keller

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
Hellen Keller

One's life story cannot be told with complete veracity. A true autobiography would have to be written in states of mind, emotions, heartbeats, smiles and tears not in months and years, or physical events. Life is marked off on the soul by feelings, not by dates.
Hellen Keller

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. 'Light Give me light' was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.
Hellen Keller

In how many lives does love really play a dominant part The average taxpayer is no more capable of the grand passion than of a grand opera.
Israel Zangwill

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Don Marquis

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Don Marquis

Josh Billings said, It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too. Human beings have always employed an enormous variety of clever devices for running away from themselves, and the modern world is particularly rich in such stratagems.
John W. Gardner

Asking 'Who ought to be the boss' is like asking 'Who ought to be the tennor in the quartet' Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.
Henry Ford

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Henry Ford

The world is too much with us late and soon,Getting and spending, we lay waste our powersLittle we see in Nature that is oursWe have given our hearts away, a sordid boon
William Wordsworth

Nature never did betray The heart that loved her.
William Wordsworth

The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.
William Wordsworth

Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart.
William Wordsworth

Marty This pretentious ponderous collection of religious rock psalms is enough to prompt the question, What day did the Lord create Spinal Tap, and couldn't he have rested on that day too'
This Is Spinal Tap

Nigel You know, just simple lines intertwining, you know, very much like - I'm really influenced by Mozart and Bach, and it's sort of in between those, really. It's like a Mach piece, really. It's sort of - Marty What do you call this Nigel Well, this piece is called Lick My Love Pump.
This Is Spinal Tap

Marty This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry.
This Is Spinal Tap

CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
Arthur C. Clarke

Ace The town will never be the same. After the Tangiers, the big corporations took it all over. Today it looks like Disneyland. And while the kids play cardboard pirates, Mommy and Daddy drop the house payments and Junior's college money on the poker slots. In the old days, dealers knew your name, what you drank, what you played. Today, it's like checkin' into an airport. And if you order room service, you're lucky if you get it by Thursday. Today, it's all gone. You get a whale show up with four million in a suitcase, and some twenty-five-year-old hotel school kid is gonna want his Social Security Number. After the Teamsters got knocked out of the box, the corporations tore down practically every one of the old casinos. And where did the money come from to rebuild the pyramids Junk bonds. But in the end, I wound up right back where I started. I could still pick winners, and I could still make money for all kinds of people back home. And why mess up a good thing
Casino

Hardware the parts of a computer that can be kicked.
Jeff Pesis

To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.
Henri Frdric Amiel

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
Henri Frdric Amiel

Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority it is the highest summit of art and life.
Henri Frdric Amiel

You desire to know the art of living, my friend It is contained in one phrase make use of suffering.
Henri Frdric Amiel

As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak she gave me a younger brother named Russel, who taught me what was meant by survival of the fittest.
Bill Cosby

There are times when fear is good It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.
John Updike

Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.
John Updike

Living apart and at peace with myself, I came to realize more vividly the meaning of the doctrine of acceptance. To refrain from giving advice, to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others, to refrain, even though the motives be the highest, from tampering with another's way of life - so simple, yet so difficult for an active spirit. Hands off
Henry Miller

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves we must die to one life before we can enter another.
Anatole France

Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses... The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon.
Archibald Cox

Mike Look, we're gonna spend half the night driving around the Hills looking for this one party and you're going to say it sucks and we're all gonna leave and then we're gonna go look for this other party. But all the parties and all the bars, they all suck. I spend half the night talking to some girl who's looking around the room to see if there's somebody else who's more important she should be talking to. And it's like I'm supposed to be all happy 'cause she's wearing a backpack, you know
Swingers

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
J. Paul Getty

I like work it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
Jerome K. Jerome

Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.N.B. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. See also Napoleon Bonaparte.
Plato

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Plato

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Plato

Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil.
Plato

Man...is a tame or civilized animal never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.
Plato

The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows.
Plato

The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions.
Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato

There are three arts which are concerned with all things one which uses, another which makes, and a third which imitates them.
Plato

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
Plato

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
Sigmund Freud

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud

Don't knock the weather nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
Kim Hubbard

It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.
Conan Doyle

Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
Joe Paterno

There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.
Charles Baudelaire

Gabriel Have you ever heard of Harry Houdini Well he wasn't like today's magicians who are only interested in television ratings. He was an artist. He could make an elephant disappear in the middle of a theater filled with people, and do you know how he did that Misdirection.
Swordfish

What you can't get out of... Get into wholeheartedly.
Mignon McLaughlin

The head never rules the heart, but just becomes it's partner in crime.
Mignon McLaughlin

We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.
George Will

I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won't be so hard in the end to lie down and rest.
Pearl Bailey

We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a lifestyle that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world.
Margaret Mead

A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
Gene Roddenberry

Beanie Well, let me be the first to say congratulations to you man you have one vagina for the rest of your life. Real smart man.
Old School

Frank Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not
Old School

She used to drag her mattress besider her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window - or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that is was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardor and anticipation.
Willa Cather

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
Lord Acton

You shall go with me, newly-married bride,And gaze upon a merrier multitude.White-armed Nuala, Aengus of the Birds,Feachra of the hurtling form, and himWho is the ruler of the Western Host,Finvara, and their Land of Heart's Desire.Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood,But joy is wisdom, time an endless song.
William Butler Yeats

Things fall apart the center cannot hold Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.
William Butler Yeats

The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.
William Butler Yeats

Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart.
William Butler Yeats

Were I a nightingale, I would act the part of a nightingale were I a swan, the part of a swan.
Epictetus

M-O-T-H-E-RM is for the million things she gave me,O means only that she's growing old,T is for the tears she shed to save me,H is for her heart of purest goldE is for her eyes, with love-light shining,R means right, and right she'll always be,Put them all together, they spell MOTHER,A word that means the world to me.
Howard Johnson

This is, I say, the time for all good men not to go to the aid of their party, but to come to the aid of their country.
Eugene McCarthy

Saying we should keep the two-party political system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life rafts.
Eugene McCarthy

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
Eugene McCarthy

Ricky Here's what I'm gonna ask of you... We're going to be spending the night in New York, so it worked out well for all of us. I want you to take it back to the business class, I want you to round up a couple of honeys... At our hotel room we're gonna have kind of a pool party. California gangster-style, you know what I mean Kick ass pool party thing.
Made

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Thomas Paine

Without freedom, no art art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Albert Camus

. . . for until that God who rules all the region of the sky. . . has freed you from the fetters of your body, you cannot gain admission here. Men were created with the understanding that they were to look after that sphere called Earth, which you see in the middle of the temple. Minds have been given to them out of the eternal fires you call fixed stars and planets, those spherical solids which, quickened with divine minds, journey through their circuits and orbits with amazing speed....
Marcus Tullius Cicero

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

As we reach midlife . we are not prepared for the idea that time can run out on us, or for the startling truth that if we don't hurry to pursue our own definition of a meaningful existence, life can become a repetition of trivial maintenance duties.
Gail Sheehy

The artist needs no religion beyond his work.
Elbert Hubbard

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant--the digitalis of failure.
Elbert Hubbard

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
Tom Stoppard

While technically I did not commit a crime, an impeachable offense... these are legalisms, as far as the handling of this matter is concerned it was so botched up, I made so many bad judgments. The worst ones, mistakes of the heart, rather than the head. But let me say, a man in that top job - he's got to have a heart, but his head must always rule his heart.
Richard Milhous Nixon

By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing.
Richard Milhous Nixon

Because of what you have done the heavens have become a part of man's world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquillity, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and Tranquillity to Earth. For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one. One in their pride in what you have done. One in our prayers that you will return safely to Earth.
Richard Milhous Nixon

What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. ... If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance.
Richard Milhous Nixon

My telephone calls and meetings and decisions were now parts of a prescribed ritual aimed at making peace with the past his calls, his meetings and his decisions were already the ones that would shape America's future. (On transfer of power to Gerald R Ford)
Richard Milhous Nixon

My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it, and I don't think we should have done it.
Richard Milhous Nixon

Look at the Justice Department, it's full of Jews...The lawyers in government are damn Jews.
Richard Milhous Nixon

What I dream of is an art of balance.
Henri Matisse

It's designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything is new again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains comes, it stops, and leaves you to face the fall alone.
A Bartlett Giamatti

There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind.
A Bartlett Giamatti

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
A Bartlett Giamatti

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
A Bartlett Giamatti

Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
A Bartlett Giamatti

Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well.
A Bartlett Giamatti

I'm not addicted to nicotine, so why do I have to participate in your drug addiction
Ken Faver

I detest that man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart, and speaks for another.
Homer

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
Homer

Whoever obeys the gods, to him they particularly listen.
Homer

Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards.
Homer

I should rather labor as another's serf, in the home of a man without fortune, one whose livelihood was meager, than rule over all the departed dead.
Homer

Nothing feebler than a man does the earth raise up, of all the things which breathe and move on the earth, for he believes that he will never suffer evil in the future, as long as the gods give him success and he flourishes in his strength but when the blessed gods bring sorrows too to pass, even these he bears, against his will, with steadfast spirit, for the thoughts of earthly men are like the day which the father of gods and men brings upon them.
Homer

May the gods grant you all things which your heart desires, and may they give you a husband and a home and gracious concord, for there is nothing greater and better than this -when a husband and wife keep a household in oneness of mind, a great woe to their enemies and joy to their friends, and win high renown.
Homer

We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth.
Homer

There is nothing more dread and more shameless than a woman who plans such deeds in her heart as the foul deed which she plotted when she contrived her husband's murder.
Homer

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
William Westmoreland

A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.
English Proverb

It has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do, since, when one comes down to it, there is not one effect in nature, no matter how small, that eve
Galileo Galilei

Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.
Leo Buscaglia

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enought to know they were impossible.
Doug Larson

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
Doug Larson

There is no security on earth there is only opportunity.
Douglas MacArthur

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackeray

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
William Makepeace Thackeray

To endure is greater than to dare to tire out hostile fortune to be daunted by no difficulty to keep heart when all have lost it -- who can say this is not greatness
William Makepeace Thackeray

Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.
Franz Werfel

Touch the earth, love the earth, honour the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas rest your spirit in her solitary places.
Ernest Dimnet

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
Bertrand Russell

Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.
Bertrand Russell

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell

In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying.
Bertrand Russell

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.
Bertrand Russell

The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of frendship or affection.
Bertrand Russell

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
Bertrand Russell

When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others. It is much more nearly certain that we are assembled here tonight than it is that this or that political party is in the right. Certainly there are degrees of certainty, and one should be very careful to emphasize that fact, because otherwise one is landed in an utter skepticism, and complete skepticism would, of course, be totally barren and completely useless.
Bertrand Russell

The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.
George Shultz

Don't knock the weather nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
Kin Hubbard

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The wise only possess ideas the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There is one art of which man should be master, the art of reflection.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, form our true honor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.
Abraham Maslow

Hitchhiker No No, no, not 6 I said 7. Nobody's comin' up with 6. Who works out in 6 minutes You won't even get your heart goin, not even a mouse on a wheel. Ted That -- good point. Hitchhiker 7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 doors. 7, man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office. Ted Why Hitchhiker 'Cause you're fired
There's Something About Mary

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
Hendrik Willem Van Loon

When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes
Christian Cardell Corbet

We and the cosmos are one. The cosmos is a vast body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great gleaming nerve-centre from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us or Venus But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time... Now all this is literally true, as men knew in the great past and as they will know again.
D. H. Lawrence

We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive - and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.
D. H. Lawrence

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
D. H. Lawrence

Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.
G. K. Chesterton

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
G. K. Chesterton

The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.
G. K. Chesterton

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
G. K. Chesterton

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
J. Russel Lynes

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
George Burns

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
Rupert Brooke

Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
Leo C. Rosten

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.
Orison Swett Marden

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.
Orison Swett Marden

The brain is a wonderful organ it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Robert Frost

Earth's the right place for love. I don't know where it's likely to go better.
Robert Frost

Ah, when to the heart of man Was it ever less than a treason To go with the drift of things To yield with a grace to reason And bow and accept at the end Of a love or a season.
Robert Frost

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem, but the perpetual human predicament is that the answer soon poses its own problems.
Sydney Harris

The beauty of 'spacing' children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones-which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.
Sydney Harris

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
Samuel Johnson

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
Samuel Johnson

Patriotism having become one of our topicks, Johnson suddenly uttered, in a strong determined tone, an apophthegm, at which many will start Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. But let it be considered that he did not mean a real and generous love of our country, but that pretended patriotism which so many, in all ages and countries, have made a cloak of self- interest.
Samuel Johnson

Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
Samuel Johnson

Such is the common process of marriage. A youth and maiden exchange meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of one another. Having little to divert attention, or diversify thought, they find themselves uneasy when they are apart, and therefore conclude that they shall be happy together. They marry, and discover what nothing but voluntary blindness had before concealed they wear out life in altercations, and charge nature with cruelty.
Samuel Johnson

There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good.
Samuel Johnson

All government -- indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act -- is founded on compromise and barter.
Edmund Burke

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts.
Edmund Burke

The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Thomas Jefferson

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Thomas Jefferson

Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Samuel Butler

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Samuel Butler

There are two great rules in life, the one general and the other particular. The first is that every one can in the end get what he wants if he only tries. This is the general rule. The particular rule is that every individual is more or less of an exception to the general rule.
Samuel Butler

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Samuel Butler

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Booker T. Washington

People don't start wars, governments do.
Ronald Reagan

Isn't it strange that ... people build walls to keep an enemy out, and there's only one part of the world and one philosophy where they have to build walls to keep their people in
Ronald Reagan

Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.
Ronald Reagan

The Soviet Union would remain a one-party nation even if an opposition party were permitted-because everyone would join that party.
Ronald Reagan

America's view of apartheid is simple and straightforward We believe it is wrong. We condemn it. And we are united in hoping for the day when apartheid will be no more.
Ronald Reagan

Some say it will bring war to the heavens, but its purpose is to deter war, in the heavens and on earth.
Ronald Reagan

The war in Vietnam threatened to tear our society apart, and the political and philosophical disagreements that separated each side continue, to some extent. It's been said that these memorials reflect a hunger for healing.
Ronald Reagan

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
Ronald Reagan

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Mahatma Gandhi

I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.
Walt Whitman

Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of the earth, And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own, And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own, And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers, And that a kelson of the creation is love.
Walt Whitman

Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
Walt Whitman

It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Pale death knocks with impartial foot at poor men's hovels and king's palaces.
Horace

You have played enough you have eaten and drunk enough. Now it is time for you to depart.
Horace

Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
Horace

Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
Betty Smith

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
Fran Lebowitz

La politique est l'art d'empcher les gens de se mler de ce qui les regarde. (Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.
Paul Valery

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
Paul Valery

The honor of my race, family and self is at stake. Everyone is expecting me to do big things. I will. My whole body and soul are to be thrown recklessly about the field. Every time the ball is snapped, I will be trying to do more than my part...Fight low, with your eyes open and toward the play. Watch out for crossbucks and reverse end runs. Be on your toes every minute if you expect to make good. Jack.
Jack Trice

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
Hermann Hesse

The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men, but we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway.
Bernard Avishai

ARCHITECTURE, n The art of how to waste space.
Philip Johnson

All art is but imitation of nature.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party there is no battle unless there be two.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The ascent from earth to heaven is not easy.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is extreme evil to depart from the company of the living before you die.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Peter Who am I You sure you want to know The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If somebody said it was a happy little tale... if somebody told you I was just your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world... somebody lied.
Spider-Man

J. Jonah Jameson Hoffman, run down to the patent office and market the name Green Goblin. I want a quarter every time someone says it.
Spider-Man

Art for art's sake makes no more sense than gin for gin's sake.
W. Somerset Maugham

There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish to bewail it senseless.
W. Somerset Maugham

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
W. Somerset Maugham

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous -- on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. It is failure that makes people bitter and cruel.
W. Somerset Maugham

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
W. Somerset Maugham

Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.
W. Somerset Maugham

Life isn't long enough for love and art.
W. Somerset Maugham

When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.
W. Somerset Maugham

April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory out of desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in a forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers.
T. S. Eliot

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
T. S. Eliot

The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates.
T. S. Eliot

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
George Washington

To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
George Washington

They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.
John Morley

When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it.
Carl Sagan

By faithful study of the nobler arts, our nature's softened, and more gentle grows.
Ovid

All art is an imitation of nature.
Seneca

The arts are the servant wisdom its master.
Seneca

When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If theres a clash between the two, its bad art.
Marc Chagall

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Marc Chagall

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
Novalis

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplier

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
Maya Angelou

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers.
Maya Angelou

I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting' with 'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.'
Maya Angelou

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he's a great military man. (describing Saddam Hussein of Iraq, 1991)
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.
Ingrid Bergman

Art can only be truly Art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
Margaret Fuller

A long and wicked life followed by five minutes of perfect grace gets you into Heaven. An equally long life of decent living and good works followed by one outburst of taking the name of the Lord in vainthen have a heart attack at that moment and be damned for eternity. Is that the system.
Robert A. Heinlein

My strength is as the strength of ten, Because my heart is pure.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I am a part of all that I have met.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be grasped at once.
Cyril Connolly

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be read once.
Cyril Connolly

The observation of others is coloured by our inability to observe ourselves impartially. We can never be impartial about anything until we can be impartial about our own organism.
A. R. Orage

Frank oh, say can you see, buy the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. who's bright strips and broad stars, in the parelious night, o'er the rampart's we watched, as the da da, da, da, da, da, and the rocket's red glare, lots of bombs in the air, gave proof to the night, that we still had a flag, oh say does that spangle banner wave, over all-l-l-l-l that's free, over the home, of the land, and the land of the free
Naked Gun From the Files of Police Squad

John Johnson Now this is something the other tour guides won't tell you. In this particular cell-block, Machine Gun Kelly had what we call in the prison system, a bitch. And one night in a jealous rage Kelly took a make-shift knife or shiv, and cut out the bitch's eyes. And as if this wasn't enough retribution for Kelly, the next day he and four other inmates took turns pissing into the bitch's ocular cavities. (short pause) This way to the cafeteria
So I Married an Axe Murderer

Charlie And I'd really like to kiss you, but that's not a good idea, because then we'd start kissing on the couch, and then we'd start kissing on the bed, and I don't wanna rush into spending the night together. Harriet I'd love to spend the night together. Charlie I have no problem with that
So I Married an Axe Murderer

Charlie Dad, how can you hate The Colonel Stuart Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smartass
So I Married an Axe Murderer

Charlie Woman... woe-man... whoooa-man. She was a thief, you got to believe, she stole my heart and my cat. Judy, Betty, Josie and those hot Pussycats... they made me horny, on Saturday morning... girls of cartoo-ins will leave me in ruins... I want to to be Betty's Barney. Jane... get me off this crazy thing... called love.
So I Married an Axe Murderer

Stuart Would ya look at the size of that kid's head It's the size of a planetoid and it has it's own weather system Looks like an orange on a toothpick I'm not kidding, that boy's head is like Sputnik spherical but quite pointy at parts He'll be crying himself to sleep tonight, on his huge pillow.
So I Married an Axe Murderer

Charlie You know, Scotland has its own martial arts. Yeah, it's called F-You. It's mostly just head butting and then kicking people when they're on the ground.
So I Married an Axe Murderer

George So in the end, was it worth it Jesus Christ. How irreparably changed my life has become. It's always the last days of summer and I've been left out in the cold with no door to get back in. I'll grant you I've had more than my share of poignant moments. Life passes most people by when they're busy making grand plans for it. Throughout my lifetime I've left pieces of my heart here and there. And now, there's almost barely enough to stay alive. But I force a smile, knowing that my ambition far exceeded my talent. There are no more white horses or pretty ladies at my door.
Blow

Enough shovels of earth ..........................a mountain. Enough pails of water ...............................a river.
Chinese Proverb

If you must play, decide on three things at the start the rules of he game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
Chinese Proverb

To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.
Chinese Proverb

If heaven made him, earth can find some use for him.
Chinese Proverb

We often choose a friend as we do a mistress -- for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.
William Hazlitt

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
William Hazlitt

Man is a make-believe animal - he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.
William Hazlitt

There's a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I'll not be parting with that, nor our bed-the four-poster-I'll be needing that to die in.
Helen Hayes

Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up. That he has to leave the nest, the security, and go out to do battle. He has to lose everything that is lovely and fight for a new loveliness of his own making, and it's a tragedy. A lot of people don't have the courage to do it.
Helen Hayes

Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. (said of Mahatma Gandhi)
Albert Einstein

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Albert Einstein

Each of us visits this Earth involuntarily, and without an invitation. For me, it is enough to wonder at the secrets.
Albert Einstein

By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty one must not conceal any part of what on has recognized to be true. It is evident that any restriction on academic freedom acts in such a way as to hamper the dissemination of knowledge among the people and thereby impedes national judgment and action.
Albert Einstein

No, this trick won't work...How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love
Albert Einstein

Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.
Albert Einstein

All our thoughts and concepts are called up by sense-experiences and have a meaning only in reference to these sense-experiences. On the other hand, however, they are products of the spontaneous activity of our minds they are thus in no wise logical consequences of the contents of these sense-experiences. If, therefore, we wish to grasp the essence of a complex of abstract notions we must for the one part investigate the mutual relationships between the concepts and the assertions made about them for the other, we must investigate how they are related to the experiences.
Albert Einstein

There was this huge world out there, independent of us human beings and standing before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partly accessible to our inspection and thought. The contemplation of that world beckoned like a liberation.
Albert Einstein

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
Albert Einstein

...One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Albert Einstein

If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be my own self ... so the hell with it ... I will continue to be unconcerned about it, which surely has the advantage that I'm left in peace by many a fop who would otherwise come to see me.
Albert Einstein

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the 'Universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Albert Einstein

Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science.
Albert Einstein

Of what significance is one's one existence, one is basically unaware. What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life The bitter and the sweet come from outside. The hard from within, from one's own efforts. For the most part I do what my own nature drives me to do. It is embarrassing to earn such respect and love for it.
Albert Einstein

Generations to come will find it difficult to believe that a man such as Gandhi ever walked the face of this earth.
Albert Einstein

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Albert Einstein

As long as Nazi violence was unleashed only, or mainly, against the Jews, the rest of the world looked on passively and even treaties and agreements were made with the patently criminal government of the Third Reich.... The doors of Palestine were closed to Jewish immigrants, and no country could be found that would admit those forsaken people. They were left to perish like their brothers and sisters in the occupied countries. We shall never forget the heroic efforts of the small countries, of the Scandinavian, the Dutch, the Swiss nations, and of individuals in the occupied part of Europe who did all in their power to protect Jewish lives.
Albert Einstein

Since that deluge of newspaper articles I have been so flooded with questions, invitations, suggestions, that I keep dreaming I am roasting in Hell, and the mailman is the devil eternally yelling at me, showering me with more bundles of letters at my head because I have not answered the old ones.
Albert Einstein

The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province.
Albert Einstein

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Albert Einstein

All these souls, after they have passed away a thousand years, are summoned by the divine ones in great array, to the lethean river. . .In this way they become forgetful of the former earthlife, and re-visit the vaulted realms of the world, willing to return again into living bodies.
Virgil

O tyrant love, to what do you not drive the hearts of men.
Virgil

Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art.
Virgil

The art of love ... is largely the art of persistence.
Albert Ellis

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Jean Cocteau

Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts.
Jean Cocteau

Art is science made clear.
Jean Cocteau

The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church.
Ferdinand Magellan

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.
Alice Walker

I have learned not to worry about love but to honor its coming with all my heart.
Alice Walker

It is the part of a wise man to keep himself to-day for to-morrow, and not to venture all his eggs in one basket.
Miguel de Cervantes

It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain and some of our griefs . . . have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all.
Miguel de Cervantes

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
Miguel de Cervantes

When the head aches, all the members partake of the pain.
Miguel de Cervantes

My heart is wax moulded as she pleases, but enduring as marble to retain.
Miguel de Cervantes

Tell me thy company, and I will tell thee what thou art.
Miguel de Cervantes

Thou art a cat, and a rat, and a coward.
Miguel de Cervantes

A man's memory may almost become the art of continually varying and misrepresenting his past, according to his interest in the present.
George Santayana

The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.
George Santayana

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another people are friends in spots.
George Santayana

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
George Santayana

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
George Santayana

Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
George Santayana

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
George Santayana

But what do we mean by the American Revolution Do we mean the American War The revolution was effected before the war commenced. The revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people.
Geoffrey F. Albert

Just because the solutions of problems are not visible at any particular time does not mean that those problems will never be alleviated -- or confined to tolerable dimensions. History has a way of changing the very terms in which problems operate and of leaving them, in the end, unsolved, to be sure, yet strangely deflated of their original meaning and importance.
M. I. Abramowitz

To manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts rather than their behavior taken separately.
Russell L Ackoff

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
Emerich Edward Dalbert

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
Franklin P. Adams

There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.
Franklin P. Adams

You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.
Henry Adams

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.
James Truslow Adams

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
John Adams

My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.
Richard Adams

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
Richard Adams

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
Samuel Adams

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.
William Adams

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Stella Adler

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.
Aeschylus

Bronze is the mirror of the form wine, of the heart.
Aeschylus

When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break.
Akhenaton

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise be wise and thou art happy.
Akhenaton

I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leaving America I had had a very little chance of seeing any.
Emma Albani

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a firefly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.
Fred Allen

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
Oscar Ameringer

Real art is without irony. Irony distances the author from his material. Irony is a product of something. It's not the reason for doing something. Irony is a cheap shot.
Robert Altman

No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.
Marian Anderson

We can all be angels to one another. We can choose to obey the still small stirring within, the little whisper that says, 'Go. Ask. Reach out. Be an answer to someone's plea. You have a part to play. Have faith.' We can decide to risk that He is indeed there, watching, caring, cherishing us as we love and accept love. The world will be a better place for it. And wherever they are, the angels will dance.
Joan Wester Anderson

Nobody has a perfect life. What you see on the screen is the best of the artist.
Rene Angelil

For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.
Fernandez de Andrada

Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.
Jean Anouilh

This Being of mine, whatever it really is, consists of a little flesh, a little breath, and the part which governs.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

No form of Nature is inferior to Art for the arts merely imitate natural forms.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.
Dr. Arbthnot

Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art.
Pietro Aretino

A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
Pietro Aretino

...what thwarts us and demands of us the greatest effort is also what can teach us most.
Matthew Arnold

Christmas gift suggestions To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.
Oren Arnold

In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.
Elizabeth Ashley

Start by doing what's necessary then do what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Saint Francis of Assisi

We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.
Reubin Askew

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
Paul Aubuchon

We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
Wystan Hugh Auden

Though there are very many nations all over the earth, ...there are no more than two kinds of human society, which we may justly call two cities, ...one consisting of those who live according to man, the other of those who live according to God ....To the City of Man belong the enemies of God, ...so inflamed with hatred against the City of God.
Saint Augustine

Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure where your treasure, there your heart where your heart, there your happiness.
Saint Augustine

The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself.
Ausonius

Evelyn slapped Raymond on the back with a laugh. You must be starved old friend. Come into my apartments, and we'll suffer through a deep breakfast of pure sunlight.
Sri da Avabhas

No vision and you perish No Ideal, and you're lost Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high.
Harriet Du Autermont

Oh, how I love the Earth and everything in it, life and death. And men. One can think of nothing finer, or nicer, than men their wars, their concentration camps, their justice.
Marcel Ayme

Art is a man's nature nature is God's art.
Philip James Bailey

Start a program for gifted children, and every parent demands that his child be enrolled.
Thomas Andrew Bailey

Males and females have never seemed to fully understand each other. It will probably continue this way, but I think that's part of the magic of it all.
Scott Bairstow

Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
James Arthur Baldwin

Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.
James Arthur Baldwin

The price we pay when pursuing any art or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Arthur Baldwin

Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
Lucille Ball

Every time we remember to say thank you, we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
Maurice Baring

It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.
Albert Coombs Barnes

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Jacques Martin Barzun

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.
Jacques Martin Barzun

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

Marriage always demands the finest arts of insincerity possible between two human beings.
Vicki Baum

The skylines lit up at dead of night, the air-conditioning systems cooling empty hotels in the desert, and artificial light in the middle of the day all have something both demented and admirable about them the mindless luxury of a rich civilization, and yet of a civilization perhaps as scared to see the lights go out as was the hunter in his primitive night.
Jean Baudrillard

Life is going to give you just what you put into it. Put your whole heart in everything you do.
Vivian Baxter

On the breakup of Harrison Ford's first marriage It wasn't because he became a star. In all relationships there are changes and the point is both partners have to change together.
Walter Beakel

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Thomas Haynes Bayly

When humans participate in ceremony, they enter a sacred space. Everything outside of that space shrivels in importance. Time takes on a different dimension. Emotions flow more freely. The bodies of participants become filled with the energy of life, and this energy reaches out and blesses the creation around them. All is made new everything becomes sacred.
Sun Bear

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too.
Luther Bear

Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies.
Romare Beardon

No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and even the best of men must be content with fragment, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.
Alan Marshall Beck

A boy is a magical creature you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart. You can get him out of your study, but you can't get him out of your mind. Might as well give up he is your captor, your jailer, your boss and your master a freckled-faced, pint-sized, cat-chasing bundle of noise. But when you come home at night with only the shattered pieces of your hopes and dreams, he can mend them like new with two magic words Hi, Dad
Alan Marshall Beck

A girl becomes a wife with her eyes wide open. She knows that those sweetest words, 'I take thee to be my wedded husband,' really mean, 'I promise thee to cook three meals a day for 60 years thee will I clean up after thee will I talk to even when thou art not listening thee will I worry about, cry over and take all manner of hurts from.'
Alan Marshall Beck

Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angelshine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heart-even when they are sitting in the mud, or crying temperamental tears, or parading up the street in mother's best clothes.
Alan Marshall Beck

What we say is important for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
Jim Beggs

I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Brendan Francis Behan

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
Saul Bellow

There was a disturbance in my heart, a voice that spoke there and said, I want, I want, I want It happened every afternoon, and when I tried to suppress it it got even stronger.
Saul Bellow

Listen and attend with the ear of your heart.
Saint Benedict

If my own son, who is now 10 months, came to me and said, 'You promised to pay for my tuition at Harvard how about giving me 50,000 instead to start a little business' I might think that was a good idea.
William John Bennett

From the highest mountains in the world, Men seek for higher places to climb, When in their heart, It is where the climb always continues.
Jason Berg

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there.
Irving

The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another . . . and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.
Leonard Bernstein

Any great work of art revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world -- the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.
Leonard Bernstein

There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
Mary Bertone

I wasn't put on this Earth to make you feel like a man.
Mary Bertone

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Derek Bethune

The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.
Mary McLeod Bethune

'It is never good dwelling on good-byes,' she said. 'It is not the being together that it prolongs, it is the parting.'
Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco

Comfort ye, my people speak ye peace, thus saith our God. Comfort those who sit in darkness, mourning 'neath their sorrow's load. For the glory of the Lord now o'er earth is shed abroad and all flesh shall see the token that His word is never broken.
Isaiah 401-8 Bible

I have glorified thee on the earth I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
John 174 Bible

My son, give me thine heart...
Proverbs 2326a Bible

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 35 Bible

I believe that I shall see the bounty of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord with courage be stouthearted, and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27 13-14 Bible

Art strives for form, and hopes for beauty.
Rose Elizabeth Bird

The true fanatic is a theocrat, someone who sees himself as acting on behalf of some super personal force the Race, the Party, History, the proletariat, the Poor, and so on. These absolve him from evil, hence he may safely do anything in their service.
Lord Billingsley

The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Jim

Hear me, four quarters of the world - a relative I am Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds.
Black Elk

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.
Shirley Temple

Winston Churchill was not entirely British. His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.
Rachel Blanchard

May the sun always shine on your windowpane May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain May the hand of a friend always be near you May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
Blessing Irish

May there always be work for your hands to do, May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane, May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
Blessing Irish

The first sign of a nervous breakdown is when you start thinking your work is terribly important.
Milo Bloom

The earth was made round so we would not see too far down the road.
Karen Blixen

You need more fact in the dangerous art of giving presents than in any other social action.
William Bolitho

No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humaneness.
Robert Oxton Bolt

People are always asking couples whose marriage has endured at least a quarter of a century for their secret for success. Actually, it is no secret at all. I am a forgiving woman. Long ago, I forgave my husband for not being Paul Newman.
Erma Bombeck

The mind has a thousand eyes. And the heart but one Yet the life of a whole life dies When love is done.
Francis William Bourdillon

The heart may think it knows better the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.
Elizabeth Bowen

It is in this unearthly first hour of spring twilight that earth's almost agonized livingness is most felt. This hour is so dreadful to some people that they hurry indoors and turn on the lights.
Elizabeth Bowen

Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that you live, if you do.
Elizabeth Bowen

Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in the mirror which waits always before or behind.
Catherine Drinker Bowen

The heart that is to be filled to the brim with holy joy must be held still.
George Seaton Bowes

I believe that God prays in us and through us, whether we are praying or not (and whether we believe in God or not). So, any prayer on my part is a conscious response to what God is already doing in my life.
Malcolm Boyd

That's the good part of dying when you've nothing to lose, you run any risk you want.
Ray Douglas Bradbury

I used to envy kids who had an old-fashioned Grandpa. Not any more. I've got a new ambition. Now I just want to become a modern-type Grandpa myself-and really start living.
Hal

Whatever happened to that old-fashioned Grandpa If he still survives, he must be hiding in the small towns. You sure don't see him very often in the big city. The big-city Grandpa has gone big time. ... He is the life of every party, and out to prove he is just as young as he ever was. A grandchild who makes the mistake of calling him 'Gramps' is lucky if he isn't rewarded by a quick kick in the stomach.
Hal

Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.
F. H. Bradley

It seems very unfortunate that in order to secure political preference, people are made Vice President who are never intended, neither by party nor by the Lord, to be Presidents.
General Omar Nelson Bradley

Once a new technology rolls over you, if your're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.
Stewart Brand

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Anthony Brandt

The man who is not a socialist at twenty has no heart, but if he is still a socialist at forty he has no head.
Aristide Briand

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.
Michael Bridge

For aesthetics is the mother of ethics. Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe-not empirically, alas, but only theoretically-that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens.
Joseph Brodsky

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks.
Charlotte Bronte

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.
Phillips Brooks

The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.
Phillips Brooks

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
Joyce

A wise man keeps secrets in his heart a foolish man tells tales.
Anne Brown

Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.
A. Whitney Brown

Christmas The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.
Joan Winmill Brown

She knows what is the best purpose of education not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.
John Mason Brown

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream-whatever that dream might be.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Just when you think there's nothing to write about, Nixon says, 'I am not a crook.' Jimmy Carter says, 'I have lusted after women in my heart.' President Reagan says, 'I have just taken a urinalysis test, and I am not on dope.'
Art Buchwald

It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.
Frederick Buechner

The grace of God means something like Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It's for you I created the universe. I love you. There's only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you'll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too.
Frederick Buechner

Artificial Intelligence the art of making computers that behave like the ones in movies.
Bill Bulko

There is something precious in our being mysteries to ourselves, in our being unable ever to see through even the person who is closest to our heart and to reckon with him as though he were a logical proposition or a problem in accounting.
Rudolf Karl Bultmann

Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other.
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

Man only of all earthly creatures, asks, Can the dead die forever - and the instinct that urges the question is God's answer to man, for no instinct is given in vain.
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

'It is destiny' - phrase of the weak human heart 'It is destiny' - dark apology for every error The strong and virtuous admit no destiny.
E. R. Bulwer-Lytton

Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God.
John Bunyan

Heaven-born, the soul a heavenward course must hold beyond the world she soars the wise man, I affirm, can find no rest in that which perishes, nor will he lend his heart to ought that doth time depend.
Michelangelo Buonarroti

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Michelangelo Buonarroti

When someone who is known for being comedic does something straight, it' s always 'a big breakthrough' or a 'radical departure.' Why is it no one ever says that if a straight actor does comedy Are they presuming comedy is easier
Carol Burnett

Conquer thyself, till thou has done this, thou art but a slave for it is almost as well to be subjected to another's appetite as to thine own.
Sir Richard Francis Burton

Morality, taken as apart from religion, is but another name for decency in sin. It is just that negative species of virtue which consists in not doing what is scandalously depraved and wicked. But there is no heart of holy principle in it, any more than there is in the grosser sin.
Horace Bushnell

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned--the biggest word of all--look.
Robert

Gallia est omnis divisa in partres tres. (All Gaul is divided into three parts)
Gaius Julius Caesar

Without Christ, sciences in every department are vain....The man who knows not God is vain, though he should be conversant with every branch of learning. Nay more, we may affirm this too with truth, that these choice gifts of God -- expertness of mind, acuteness of judgment, liberal sciences, and acquaintance with languages, are in a manner profaned in every instance in which they fall to the lot of wicked men.
John Calvin

Indeed, the Founders mentioned the pagan authors in so many heartfelt speeches, pamphlets and letters that today's sweeping references to America's 'Christian' roots and 'Judeo-Christian heritage' ought to be amended. Maybe these terms should be reserved to explain the traditional religions and morality of individuals, families, congregations, small communitities. Politically, our notions of virtue and vice have had another genesis.
Colin Campbell

You can get a lot farther with a kind word and a gun than a kind word alone.
Al Capone

You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.
Al Capone

The true beloveds of this world are in their lover's eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child's Sunday, lost voices, one's favorite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory.
Truman Capote

Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp

Not a hundredth part of the thoughts in my head have ever been or ever will be spoken or written -- as long as I keep my senses, at least.
Jane Welsh Carlyle

Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy like the heaven above.
Julia A. Fletcher Carney

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.

A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question. Does this path have a heart If it does, the path is good if it doesn't it is of no use.
Carlos Castaneda

All paths lead nowhere, follow the path with heart.
Carlos Castaneda

It is important to do what you don't know how to do. It is important to see your skills as keeping you from learning what is deepest and most mysterious. If you know how to focus, unfocus. If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
Carlos Castaneda

The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or woman.
Willa Sibert Cather

Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand -- a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods -- or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.
Willa Sibert Cather

Carthago delenda est. (Carthage must be destroyed.)
Marcius Porcius Cato

We sat outside the studio at night, among a few candles, and closed our eyes for a minute. After that, we jammed straight from our hearts. We didn't play for ourselves, but for the ones no longer with us in flesh, but always with us in spirit. God bless. Until we meet again. Soul fly... fly free
Max Cavalera

Most people die at the last minute others 20 years beforehand, some even earlier. They are the wretched of the earth.
Louis Celine

We are the living links in a life force that moves and plays around and through us, binding the deepest soils with the farthest stars.
Alan Chadwick

When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser.
Whittaker Chambers

All that is worth cherishing begins in the heart, not the head.
Suzanne Chapin

The mountains, I become a part of it... The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters, I become a part of it.
Navajo Chant

He who desires nothing, hopes for nothing, and is afraid of nothing, cannot be an artist.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The heart never grows better by age I fear rather worse always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

All architecture is great architecture after sunset perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A stiff apology is a second insult. The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The soul goes round upon a wheel of stars and all things return....Good and evil go round in a wheel that is one thing and not many. Do you not realise in your heart, do you not believe behind all your beliefs, that there is but one reality and we are its shadows and that all things are but aspects of one thing a centre where men melt into Man and Man into God 'No,' said Father Brown.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Anger is a very appropriate and necessary response to an injustice. But stand back now the truth, clearly spoken, is always your best weapon. Calmly spoken, it can burn a hole through the hardest heart.
Bill Chickering

Whenever I start getting sad about where I am in my life, I think about the last words of my favorite uncle A truck
Child Age 15

Water, everywhere over the earth, flows to join together. A single natural law controls it. Each human is a member of a community and should work within it.
I Ching

Personally, I'm in favor of democracy, which means that the central institutions of society have to be under popular control. Now, under capitalism, we can't have democracy by definition. Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are in principle under autocratic control. Thus, a corporation or an industry is, if we were to think of it in political terms, fascist that is, it has tight control at the top and strict obedience has to be establishedat every level--there's little bargaining, a little give and take,but the line of authority is perfectly straightforward. Just as I'm opposed to political fascism, I'm opposed to economic fascism. I think that until the major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it's pointless to talk about democracy.
Noam Chomsky

Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman,scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang.
Colley Cibber

If Rosa Parks had not refused to move to the back of the bus, you and I might never have heard of Dr Martin Luther King.
Ramsey Clark

Why not upset the apple cart If you don't, the apples will rot anyway.
Frank A. Clark

What we're saying today is that you're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem.
Eldridge Cleaver

In all the affairs of life, social as well as political, courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest to the grateful and appreciating heart.
Henry Clay

Thomas is racing for it, but McCovey is there and can't get his glove to it. That play shows the inexperience, not on Thomas' part, but on the part of Willie McC ... well, not on McCovey's part either.
Jerry Coleman

Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight ... for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created. (Prayer while orbiting the earth in a space capsule)
L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.

As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.
Tench Coxe

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Joan Crawford

Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.
Quentin Crisp

Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching.
Philip

Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions Let us examine the question.
Aleister Crowley

What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress Imagine that you are a Masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath.
Thomas Crum

To keep the fire burning brightly, there's one easy rule keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart -- about a finger's breadth -- for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.
Marnie Reed Crowell

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
e e cummings

Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment--this day--is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day--each moment of this day--a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.
Dan Custer

Golf is like a love affair if you don't take it seriously, it's no fun. If you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart.
Arnold Daly

The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.
Robyn Davidson

My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
Miles Davis

There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
Jim Davis

How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheeses
Charles De Gaulle

You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul.
Charles De Gaulle

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows, We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Agnes de Mille

I have supported my deviations with reasons I did not stop at mere doubt I have vanquished, I have uprooted, I have destroyed everything in my heart that might have interfered with my pleasure.
Marquis de Sade

Tears may be dried up, but the heart - never.
Marguerite de Valois

One of the most effectual ways of pleasing and of making one's self loved is to be cheerful joy softens more hearts than tears do.
Mme. de Sartory

I have no country to fight for my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
Eugene V. Debs

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Eugene Delacroix

Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
Daniel Defoe

The object of art is to crystallize emotion into thought, and then fix it in form.
Francois Delsarte

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
The Dhammapada

Better than power over all the earth, better than going to heaven and better than dominion over the worlds is the joy of the man who enters the river of life that leads to Non-Being.
The Dhammapada

If one speaks or acts with a cruel mind, misery follows, as the cart follows the horse... If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows, as a shadow follows its source.
The Dhammapada

Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking, If I can ease one pain, Then my life will not have been in vain.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

It was all right to talk about it. They made plans. They had a moment's vision, a fleeting dream. But in the end, some lack in their moral fiber, some gnawing, nibbling fear held them back. They never started. They stayed where they were. They dropped back. They failed somehow to release within themselves that power which lies in every individual, and is released only when he starts forward in a straight line for the object about which he has dreamed. The man who never starts, never feels that sense of power.
Ray Dickinson

What has not been examined impartially has not been well examined. Skepticism is therefore the first step toward truth.
Denis Diderot

A thing is not proved just because no one has ever questioned it. What has never been gone into impartially has never been properly gone into. Hence scepticism is the first step toward truth. It must be applied generally, because it is the touchstone.
Denis Diderot

In America sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it is a fact.
Marlene Dietrich

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
Isak Dinesen

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Isaac Disraeli

History buffs probably noted the reunion at a Washington party a few weeks ago of three ex-presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon-See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Evil.
Robert Joseph Bob Dole

A thick head can do as much damage as a hard heart.
H. W. Dodds

At different stages in our lives, the signs of love may vary dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at heart the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds.
Michael Dorris

Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.
Lou Dorfsman

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Change starts when someone sees the next step.
William Drayton

In your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go and sheltered so may thrive and grow.
Louise Driscoll

Number is the Word but is not utterance it is wave and light, though no one sees it it is rhythm and music, though no one hears it. Its variations are limitless and yet it is immutable. Each form of life is a particular reverberation of Number.
Maurice Druon

The best way of travel, however, if you aren't in any hurry at all, if you don't care where you are going, if you don't like to use your legs, if you don't want to be annoyed at all by any choice of directions, is in a balloon. In a balloon, you can decide only when to start, and usually when to stop. The rest is left entirely to nature.
William Sherman Pene du Bois

This started off as a father-daughter adventure, and it's gotten wonderfully out of hand...I'm going to fly till I die.
Jessica Dubroff

The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
John Foster Dulles

Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
Freeman John Dyson

A man of a right spirit is not a man of narrow and private views, but is greatly interested and concerned for the good of the community to which he belongs, and particularly of the city or village in which he resides, and for the true welfare of the society of which he is a member.
Johathan Edwards

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Tryon Edwards

The skull lay tilted in such a manner that it stared, sightless, up at me as though I, too, were already caught a few feet above him in the strata and, in my turn, were staring upward at that strip of sky which the ages were carrying farther away from me.
Loren

The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Elizabeth II

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else-I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
Elizabeth II

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life, it is life itself.
Henry Havelock Ellis

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
W. T. Ellis

I have now reigned about 50 years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to fourteen.
Abd Er-Rahman III

In our own beginnings, we are formed out of the body's interior landscape. For a short while, our mothers' bodies are the boundaries and personal geography which are all that we know of the world. ... Once we no longer live beneath our mother's heart, it is the earth with which we form the same dependent relationship, relying ... on its cycles and elements, helpless without its protective embrace.
Louise Erdrich

The first rule to tinkering is to save all the parts.
Paul Erlich

Walking isn't a lost art -- one must, by some means, get to the garage.
Evan Esar

If the many allegations made to this date are true, then the burglars who broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate were, in effect, breaking into the home of every citizen.
Sam James Ervin, Jr.

By keenly confronting the enigmas that surround us, and by considering and analysing the observations that I have made, I ended up in the domain of mathematics, Although I am absolutely without training in the exact sciences, I often seem to have more in common with mathematicians than with my fellow artists.
M. C. Escher

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the hearts of all hearts of all the world.
John Evelyn

Human beings are part of nature. Anything they do is natural. It's impossible for anything in nature to do anything unnatural.
Philip Jose Farmer

We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
George Farquhar

The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.
William Faulkner

Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them
Jules Feiffer

Should we feel at times disheartened and discouraged, a confiding thought, a simple movement of heart towards God will renew our powers. Whatever He may demand of us, He will give us at the moment the strength and the courage that we need.
Franois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers ... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.
Franois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon

If you thought that science was certain - well, that is just an error on your part.
Richard Phillips Feynman

In this dispensation, God has clearly included the burial and resurrection of Christ along with His death as a part of 'the gospel' (1 Cor. 151-4)...It is God who has set these terms as the content of our faith in order to be saved. This is the METHOD of salvation in this day of grace.
Joel Finack

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
W. C. Fields

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
F Scott

Nobody has ever measured even poets, how much a heart can hold.
Zelda

One must not always think that feeling is everything. Art is nothing without form.
Gustave Flaubert

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
Bertie Forbes

The political lesson of Watergate is this Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
Gerald R. Ford

An American tragedy in which we all have played a part. (On Watergate, announcing pardon of former President Richard M Nixon)
Gerald R. Ford

I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves.
Edward Morgan Forster

They go forth with well-developed bodies, fairly developed minds and undeveloped hearts. An undeveloped heart-not a cold one. The difference is important.
Edward Morgan Forster

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do belive in Art for Art's sake.
Edward Morgan Forster

Stop thinking about your difficulties, whatever they are, and start thinking about God instead.
Emmet Fox

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank

I have often been downcast, but never in despair I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.
Anne Frank

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank

Management An activity or art where those who have not yet succeeded and those who have proved unsuccessful are led by those who have not yet failed.
Paulson Frenckner

America is closer to the year 2 than anywhere else on earth.
David Frost

The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.
William Fullbright

Love your children with all your hearts, love them enough to discipline them before it is too late. ... Praise them for important things, even if you have to stretch them a bit. Praise them a lot. They live on it like bread and butter and they need it more than bread and butter.
Lavina Christensen Fugal

I believe that if i should die, and you were to walk near my grave, from the very depths of the earth I would hear your footsteps.
Benito Perez Galdos

Religion is not what you will get after reading all the scriptures of the world. It is not really what is grasped by the grain. It is a heart grasp.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

If wrinkles must be written upon your brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.
James Abram Garfield

With reasonable men I will reason with humane men I will plea but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
William Lloyd Garrison

Fear grows out of the things we think it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts.
Barbara Garrison

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
Marcus

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples' models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.
Shakti Gawain

Brain researchers estimate that your unconscious database outweighs the conscious on an order exceeding ten million to one. This database is the source of your hidden, natural genius. In other words, a part of you is much smarter than you are. The wise people regularly consult that smarter part.
Michael J. Gelb

We only part to meet again.
John Gay

The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.
Harold S. Geneen

The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.
Edward Gibbon

I am old enough to know that victory is often a thing deferred, and rarely at the summit of courage... What is at the summit of courage, I think, is freedom. The freedom that comes with the knowledge that no earthly think can break you.
Paula Giddings

We live at the level of our language. Whatever we can articulate we can imagine or explore. All you have to do to educate a child is leave him alone and teach him to read. The rest is brainwashing.
Ellen Gilcrist

I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small, various, highly articulate and democratic society.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.
Newt Gingrich

God is seated in the hearts of all.
Bhagavad Gita

I read part of it all the way through.
Samuel Goldwyn

Critics are by no means the end of the law. Do not think all is over with you because you articles are rejected. It may be that the editor has his drawer full, or that he does not know enough to appreciate you, or you have not gained a reputation, or he is not in a mood to be pleased. A critic's judgment is like that of any intelligent person. If he has experience, he is capable of judging whether a book will sell. That is all.
Lavina Goodell

Our enemy sees us clearly. ... They will not start a war. They're worried about one thing If democracy develops here, if we succeed, we will win.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement ... in relations between the two great nations on earth.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

Without glasnost there is not, and there cannot be, democratism, the political creativity of the masses and their participation in management.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

We challenge each other to be funnier and smarter.
Annie Gottlieb

What is a minority The chosen heroes of this earth have been in a minority. There is not a social, political, or religious privilege that you enjoy today that was not bought for you by the blood and tears and patient suffering of the minority. It is the minority that have stood in the van of every moral conflict, and achieved all that is noble in the history of the world.
John B. Gough

In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
Stephen Jay Gould

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.
Rmy de Gourmont

It never pays to deal with the flyweights of the world. They take far too much pleasure in thwarting you at every turn.
Sue Grafton

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving.
Ulysses S. Grant

No matter how one approaches the figures, one is forced to the rather startling conclusion that the use of firearms in crime was very much less when there were no controls of any sort and when anyone, convicted criminal or lunatic, could buy any type of firearm without restriction. Half a century of strict controls on pistols has ended, perversely, with a far greater use of this weapon in crime than ever before.
Colin Greenwood

The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.
Sir Wilfred Grenfell

Everything can be learned, including, to a very large extent, to be what you are not. You can learn to be pretty if you are plain, charming if you are dull, thin if you are fat, youthful if you are aging, how to write though you are inarticulate, how to make money though you are not good with figures.
Henry Anatole Grunwald

The timid and fearful first failures dismay, but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day. He values his failures as lessons that teach The one way to get to the goal he would reach.
Edgar Albert Guest

High living and high thinking are poles apart.
B. J. Gupta

More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.
Uta Hagan

The way of heaven can be known and experienced through the heart.
Manly P. Hall

Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one.
Fredrich Halm

Here's a good thing to do if you go to a party and you don't know anybody First, take out the garbage. Then go around and collect any extra garbage that people might have, like a crumpled-up napkin, and take that out too. Pretty soon people will want to meet the busy garbage guy.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

One day one of my little nephews came up to me and asked me if the equator was a real line that went around the Earth, or just an imaginary one. I had to laugh. Laugh and laugh. Because I didn't know, and I thought that maybe by laughing he would forget what he asked me.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If I come back as an animal in my next lifetime, I hope it's some type of parasite, because this is the part where I take it EASY
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If I ever do a book on the Amazon, I hope I am able to bring a certain lightheartedness to the subject, in a way that will tell the reader we are going to have fun with this thing.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kinda scary. I've wondered where this started, and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus and a clown killed my dad.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Marta likes to talk about sensuality, but I don't think she would know sensuality if it bit her on the ass.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Instead of putting a quarter under a kid's pillow, how about a pinecone That way, he learns that 'wishing' isn't going to save our national forests.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I bet if you were a mummy wrapper in ancient Egypt, on thing you would constantly find yourself telling people would be, 'Be sure, before I start, you have all the jewelry and so forth on the body, because I am NOT unwrapping him later.'
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If someone told me it wasn't 'fashionable' to talk about freedom, I think I'd just have to look him square in the eye and say, 'Okay, YOU TELL ME what's fashionable'.' But he won't. And you know why Because you can't ask someone what's fashionable in a smart-alecky way like that. You have to be friendly and say, 'By the way, what's fashionable'
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I think a cute movie idea would be about a parrot who is raised by eagles. It would be cute because the parrot can't seem to act like an eagle. After a while, though, to keep the movie from getting boring, maybe put in some pornography. Later, we see the happy parrot flying along, acting like an eagle. He see two parrots below and starts to attack, but it's his parents. Then, some more pornography.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I bet a fun thing would be to go way back in time to where there was going to be an eclipse and tell the cave men, 'If I have come to destroy you, may the sun be blotted out from the sky.' Just then the eclipse would start, and they'd probably try to kill you or something, but then you could explain about the rotation of the moon and all, and everyone would get a good laugh.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Worship the potato The idea seemed silly to me. But then I thought, what else is more deserving of worship It's simple, it comes from the earth, and it can kill you if you disobey it.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If there's ever an amusement park called Bag World, I bet it would really start to annoy you after a while how they really sort of stretch the definition of 'bag.'
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Here's a good joke to do during an earthquake Straddle a big crack in the ground, and if it opens wider, go 'Whoa Whoa' and flail your arms around, like you're going to fall in.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If I lived back in the Wild West days, instead of carrying a six-gun in my holster, I'd carry a soldering iron. That way, if some smart-aleck cowboy said something like, 'Hey look. He's carrying a soldering iron' and started laughing, and everybody else started laughing, I could just say, 'That's right, it's a soldering iron. The soldering iron of justice.' Then everybody would get real quiet and ashamed, because they made fun of the soldering iron of justice, and I could probably hit them up for a free drink.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Marta said I don't seem to like to read fiction very much. 'I guess you're not an afictionado',' she said. Poor Marta. For all her reading, she doesn't even know the right word.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

It's too bad that whole families have to be torn apart by something as simple as wild dogs.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

As we were driving, we saw a sign that said 'Watch For Rocks.' Marta said it should read 'Watch For PRETTY Rocks.' I told her she should write in her suggestion to the highway department, but she started saying it was a joke---just to get out of writing a simple letter And I thought I was lazy
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Marta says the interesting thing about fly-fishing is that it's two lives connected by a thin strand. Come on, Marta. Grow up.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

When you go to a party at somebody's house, don't automatically assume that the drinks are free. Ask, and ask often.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I wish outer-space guys would conquer Earth and make people their pets, because I'd like to have one of those little basket-beds with my name on it.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

When you first start wearing a turban, probably the most common mistake is wrapping it too tight. You have to allow the head to breathe.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

It makes me mad when I go to all the trouble of having Marta cook up about a hundred drumsticks, then the guy at the Marineland says, 'You can't throw chicken to the dolphins. They eat fish.' Sure they eat fish, if that's all you give them. Man, wise up.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no,' I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down, he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

A funny thing is if you're out hiking and your friend gets bit by a poisonous snake, tell him you're going for help, then go about ten feet and pretend YOU got bit by a snake. Then start an argument about who's going to get help. A lot of guys will start crying. That's why it makes you feel good when you tell them it was just a joke.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was, and why he had deer horns.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

The tired and thirsty prospector threw himself down at the edge of the watering hole and started to drink. But then he looked around and saw skulls and bones everywhere. 'Uh-oh,' he thought. 'This watering hole is reserved for skeletons.'
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you're ever stuck in some thick undergrowth in your underwear, don't stop and start thinking of what other words have 'under' in them, because that's probably the first sign of jungle madness.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I wish I lived back in the Old West days, because I'd save up my money for about twenty years so I could buy a solid-gold pick. Then I'd go out west and start digging for gold. When someone came up and asked what I was doing, I'd say, 'Looking for gold, ya durn fool.' He'd say, 'Your pick is gold.' And I'd say, 'well, that was easy.' Good joke, huh
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

The big, huge meteor headed toward the Earth. Could nothing stop it Maybe Bob could. He was suddenly on top of the meteor---through some kind of space warp or something. 'Go, Bob, go' yelled one of the generals. 'Give me that' said the big-guy general as he took the microphone away. 'Listen, Bob,' he said. 'You've got to steer that meteor away from Earth.' 'Yes, but how' thought Bob. Then he got an idea. Right next to him there was a steering wheel sticking out of the meteor.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Fear can sometimes be a useful emotion. For instance, let's say you're an astronaut on the moon and you fear that your partner has been turned into Dracula. The next time he goes out for the moon pieces, wham, you just slam the door behind him and blast off. He might call you on the radio and say he's not Dracula, but you just say, 'Think again, bat man.'
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you make ships in a bottle, I bet the thing that really makes your heart sink is when you look in, and there at the wheel is Captain Termite.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If aliens from outer space ever come and we show them our civilization and they make fun of it, we should say we were just kidding, that this isn't really our civilization, but a gag we hoped they would like. Then we tell them to come back in twenty years to see our REAL civilization. After that, we start a crash program of coming up with an impressive new civilization. Either that, or just shoot down the aliens as they're waving good-bye.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If the captain invited me to his party, after he had whipped me earlier in the day, up on deck, I guess I'd go, but I'd try to find some excuse to leave early.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you go to a costume party at your boss's house, wouldn't you think a good costume would be to dress up like the boss's wife Trust me, it's not.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I think one way police departments could make some money would be to hold a yard sale of murder weapons. Many people, for example, could probably use a cheap ice pick.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I think a good way to get in a movie is to show up where they're making the movie, then stick a big cactus plant onto your buttocks and start yowling and running around. Everyone would think it was funny, and the head movie guy would say, 'Hey, let's put him in the movie.'
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I think a good movie would be about a guy who's a brain scientist, but he gets hit on the head and it damages the part of the brain that makes you want to study the brain.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you want to be the popular one at a party, here's a good thing to do Go up to some people who are talking and laughing and say, 'Well, technically that's illegal.' It might fit in with what somebody just said. And even if it doesn't, so what, I hate this stupid party.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I guess one of the funniest memories of my grandfather was the time I was at his house and that tied-up man with the gag in his mouth came hopping out of the closet and started yelling that HE was really my grandfather and the other guy was an imposter and to run for help. Who was that guy Oh, well, never saw HIM again.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Once when I was in Hawaii, on the island of Kauai, I met a mysterious old stranger. He said he was about to die and wanted to tell someone about the treasure. I said, 'Okay, as long as it's not a long story. Some of us have a plane to catch, you know.' He stared telling his story, about the treasure and his life and all, and I thought 'This story isn't too long.' But then, he kept going, and I started thinking, 'Uh-oh, this story is getting long.' But then the story was over, and I said to myself 'You know, that story wasn't too long after all.' I forget what the story was about, but there was a good movie on the plane. It was a little long, though.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you lived in the Dark Ages, and you were a catapult operator, I bet the most common question people would ask is, 'Can't you make it shoot farther' No. I'm sorry. That's as far as it shoots.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Senator, I am one of them. You do not seem to understand who I am. I am a black woman, the daughter of a dining-car worker ... If my life has any meaning at all, it is that those who start out as outcasts can wind up as being part of the system.
Patricia Roberts Harris

But one of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and order out of chaos, to introduce meaning and affect where before there was none, to give rhythmic variations, highs and lows to a landscape that was previously flat.
Molly Haskell

Most of us have been taught about the need to appropriate by faith what is already ours through grace. We all desire to have more joy in our Christian life. The keys to experiencing joy are available to all of us. We need to understand the gospel of the grace of God as revealed to the Apostle Paul. Then as we put Paul's instructions into practice, we will come to know God experientially. This will cause us to know Him better which will cause us to want to obey more, and on and on it goes. Then as we learn and obey God and become focused on spiritual things instead of earthly things, we will become thankful for everything that God has provided for us in Christ. Knowledge, obedience, and thankfulness will then lead to abundant joy in our everyday life In the words of the old hymn Trust and obey, For there's no other way, To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey.
David Havard

A gentle word is never lost...It cheers the heart when sorrow-tossed, And lulls the cares that bruise it.
Hastings

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
Paul Hawken

A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said 'What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.' The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, 'What is the turtle standing on' 'You're very clever, young man, very clever,' said the little old lady. 'But it's turtles all the way down.'
Stephen William Hawking

What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart What jailer so inexorable as one's self
Nathaniel Hawthorne

I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.
Goldie Hawn

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
John Hay

Jingshen is the Mandarin word for spirit and vivacity. It is an important word for those who would lead, because above all things, spirit and vivacity set effective organizations apart from those that will decline and die.
James L. Hayes

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
Cynthia Heimel

It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to all.
Heinrich Heine

The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it... did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.
Heinrich Heine

The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.
Garth Henrichs

From one Soul of the Universe are all Souls derived. . .Of these Souls there are many changes, some into a more fortunate estate, and some quite contrary. . .Not all human souls but only the pious ones are divine. Once separated from the body, and after the struggle to acquire piety, which consists in knowing God and injuring none, such a soul becomes all intelligence. The impious soul, however, punishes itself by seeking a human body to enter into, for no other body can receive a human soul it cannot enter the body of an animal devoid of reason. Divine law preserves the human soul from such infamy. . .The soul passeth from form to form and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold. Thou puttest off thy bodies as raiment and as vesture dost thou fold them up. Thou art from old, O Soul of Man yea, thou art from everlasting.
Hermes

Our ego is our silent partner--too often with a controlling interest.
Cullen Hightower

Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one.
Jim Hightower

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, Just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Napolean Hill

Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.
Napolean Hill

The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying.
Edward Hoagland

Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish. The answer isn't in us. It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't.
Russell Hoban

The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Josiah Gilbert Holland

Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe.
Herbert Clark Hoover

If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Bob Hope

Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done.
A. E. Hotchner

I've learned that we cannot forget or throw away our past, But we must not allow our past to control us either. We must learn and grow from our past failures, Disappointments, pains and experiences. Reset our goals and priorities... and move forward. Start TODAY, by Un-Ty-ing the knots that LIMIT you
Ty Howard

ART is a word which summarizes THE QUALITY OF COMMUNICATION.
L. Ron Hubbard

The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children and asks that they be prepared ... to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society.
Shirley Mount Hufstedler

Art may make a suit of clothes but nature must produce a man.
David Hume

I do not mean to suggest that our handsome, newly enlarged library is to be a headquarters of busy bookworms, old and young, routinely absorbing knowledge by the hour while birds sing outside and the Mets fight it out for last place in the National League. On the contrary, a good library is a joyful place where the imagination roams free, and life is actively enriched.
John K. Hutchens

At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.
Eric Idle

The happiest people seem to be Those who have no particular cause for being happy Except that they are so.
William Ralph Inge

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert Green Ingersoll

I am inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart--the best brain.
Robert Green Ingersoll

A moment's thought shows that man's feeling of isolation has no foundation, biologically or sociologically. We grow out of the Universe, we are an expression of it. The iron in our blood comes from the high temperature fusion of stars. We constantly interact with our environment. The force of gravity keeps our feet upon the earth and has a vital effect upon our metabolism. The air we breathe comes form the seas and the leaves, and the sun allows the process to take place. Society gives us all that makes us human our culture, our symbols, our concepts and our values. Without society, the notion of the individual would have no meaning.
Paul Ingram

It's important for people not to hold a high opinion of politicians, and one of the strengths of the British is that they don't on the whole... The danger begins when people start admiring politicians.
Richard Ingrams

Above all be true to yourself, and if you can not put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.
Hardy D. Jackson

From seeds of his body blossomed the flower that liberated a people and touched the soul of a nation. (Funeral oration for Martin Luther King, Sr.)
Jesse Louis Jackson

If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart.
Jesse Louis Jackson

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every airborne particle in its tissue.
Henry James

Live all you can - it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had
Henry James

It's time to start living the life you've imagined.
Henry James

The only success worth one's powder was success in the line of one's idiosyncrasy . what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be
Henry James

Whatever thy hand findest to do, do it with all thy heart.
Jesus

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
Saint Jerome

Honesty is the best part of any art form. If you don't have that, you're kidding yourself and your listener.
Billie Joe

Live by what you believe so fully that your life blossoms, or else purge the fear-and-guilt producing beliefs from your life. When people believe one thing and do something else, they are inviting misery. If you give yourself the name, play the game. When you believe something you don't follow with your heart, intellect, and body, it hurts. Don't do that to yourself. Live your belief, or let that belief go. If you are not actively living a belief, it's not really your belief, anyway.
Roger John

You are not likely to get anywhere in particular if you don't know where you want to go.
Percy H. Johnson

The farther it gets from the bench it was worked on, the more real the real world becomes.
Tod Johnson

One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
James Earl Jones

I believe much trouble and blood would be saved if we opened our hearts more. I will tell you in my way how the Indian sees things. The white man has more words to tell you how they look to him, but it does not require many words to speak the truth.
Chief Joseph

Hear me, my chiefs I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
Chief Joseph

Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.
Terry Josephson

The air is full of souls those who are nearest to earth descending to be tied to mortal bodies return to other bodies, desiring to live in them.
Philo Judaeus

An understanding heart is everything is a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Gustav Jung

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Carl Gustav Jung

We must learn not to disassociate the airy flower from the earthy root, for the flower that is cut off from its root fades, and its seeds are barren, whereas the root, secure in mother earth, can produce flower after flower and bring their fruit to maturity.
Kabbalah

It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Juvenal

New capabilities emerge just by virtue of having smart people with access to state-of-the-art technology.
Robert E. Kahn

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring Impatience and Laziness.
Franz Kafka

The most painful death in all the world is the death of a child. When a child dies, when one child dies-not the 11 per 1,000 we talk about statistically, but the one that a mother held briefly in her arms-he leaves an empty place in a parent's heart that will never heal.
Thomas H. Kean

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.
Garrison Keillor

The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but what takes place in our hearts.
Sir Arthur Keith

Heal another's heart and in the process you will heal your own.
Dan Kelly

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.
Mary Ellen Kelly

Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch.
Yoshida Kenko

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck-if you survive you start looking very carefully to the right and left.
Jean Kerr

The Islamic Republic is proud to be the target of the rage of the world's greatest Satan. in response to George W. Bush's assertion of Iran as part of an axis of evil
Ayatullah Khamenei

If you start throwing hedgehogs under me, I shall throw a couple of porcupines under you.
Nikita Khrushchev

Two-thirds of the earth is covered by water. The other third is covered by Garry Maddox.
Ralph Kiner

Today, see if you can stretch your heart and expand your love so that it touches not only those to whom you can give it easily, but also those who need it so much.
Daphne Rose Kingma

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley

Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay-- Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.
Charles Kingsley

The beautiful, which is perhaps inseparable from art, is not after all tied to the subject, but to the pictorial representation. In this way and in no other does art overcome the ugly without avoiding it.
Paul Klee

Art does not reproduce the visible rather, it makes visible.
Paul Klee

Wars were not made by generations and their special stupidities, but that wars were made instead by something ignorant in the human heart.
John Knowles

We can't begin to understand what God has planned for us, But we face each day with a smile, and in his name we trust For in this vast world.....is Love If only we could see the dove It seems sometimes he doesn't care When things get rough and hard to bear But with our Faith we can survive Because in our hearts HE is Alive
Beth Knight

And walk not proudly on the earth verily thou shalt never cleave the earth, nor reach to the mountains in height
Koran

In the world of human thought generally, and in physical science particularly, the most important and fruitful concepts are those to which it is impossible to attach a well-defined meaning.
H. A. Kramers

Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
Louis Kronenberger

When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.
Milan Kundera

I will try to follow the advice that a university president once gave a prospective commencement speaker. 'Think of yourself as the body at an Irish wake,' he said. 'They need you in order to have the party, but no one expects you to say very much.'
Anthony Lake

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine

A year from now you may wish you had started today.
Karen Lamb

The art of drawing conclusions from experiments and observations consists in evaluating probabilities and in estimating whether they are sufficiently great or numerous enough to constitute proofs. This kind of calculation is more complicated and more difficult than it is commonly thought to be. . .
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier

Kiss the hand of him who can renounce what he has publicly taught, when convicted of his error and who, with heartfelt joy, embraces the truth, though with the sacrifice of favorite opinions.
Johann Kaspar Lavater

Have you ever been out for a late autumn walk in the closing part of the afternoon, and suddenly looked up to realize that the leaves have practically all gone And the sun has set and the day gone before you knew it - and with that a cold wind blows across the landscape That's retirement.
Stephen Butler Leacock

Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party.
Irving Layton

Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teen-agers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall.
Max Lerner

You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accomodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others, will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself-educating your own judgement. Those that stay must remember, always and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this society.
Doris Lessing

In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
Doris Lessing

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.
Cindy Lew

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
Sinclair Lewis

There's no point in arguing with partisan supporters. Their views are their identity. Nothing you can tell the most phlegmatic follower.
Michael Lews

This is the art of courage to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.
Victoria Lincoln

Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream, And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream.
George Linley

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
Sophia Loren

An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
Harold Loukes

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
Sir John Lubbock

The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
Edward Verall Lucas

Earth has nothing more tender than a woman's heart when it is the abode of piety.
Martin Luther

The heart of religion lies in its personal pronouns.
Martin Luther

Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.
Martin Luther

When Jesus Christ utters a word, He opens His mouth so wide that it embraces all Heaven and earth, even though that word be but in a whisper.
Martin Luther

Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.
Martin Luther

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Martin Luther

You think America is the biggest place on Earth, but it's not. The view from Mir put everything in perspective.
Shannon Lucid

What came from the earth returns back to the earth, and the spirit that was sent from heaven, again carried back, is received into the temple of heaven.
Lucretius

Love is made in heaven and consummated on earth.
John Lyly

Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
John Lyly

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
George MacDonald

Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects
James Madison

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
John Gillespie Magee

It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one.
Horace Mann

Most of us would like to be smarter than we are, stronger than we are, richer than we are, but we don't feel all that comfortable with people who are.
Mickey Manfield

There's no pressure in baseball. Pressure is when the doctor is getting ready to cut you, take your heart out, and put it on a table.
Charlie Manuel

Risk Risk anything Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Katherine Mansfield

By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with... the earth and the wonders thereof - the sea - the sun.
Katherine Mansfield

We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
Judith Martin

The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good and thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burdens of the past.
Gabrid Garcia Marquez

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Donald Robert Perry Marquis

So. The time has come for me to get my kite flying, stretch out in the sun, kick off my shoes, and speak my piece. 'The days of struggle are over,' I should be able to say. 'I can look back now and tell myself I don't have a single regret.' But I do. Many years ago a very wise man named Bernard Baruch took me aside and put his arm around my shoulder. 'Harpo, my boy,' he said, 'I'm going to give you three pieces of advice, three things you should always remember.' My heart jumped and I glowed with expectation. I was going to hear the magic password to a rich, full life from the master himself. 'Yes, sir' I said. And he told me the three things. I regret that I've forgotten what they were.
Arthur Marx

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Julius Henry Marx

There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university ... a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.
John Masefield

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell

The family is the country of the heart.
Giuseppe Mazzini

Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt.
Charles H. Mayo

I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies.
Christa McAuliffe

Any clod can have the facts having opinions is an art.
Charles McCabe

Paul's evangelistic mission was different from the Kingdom Apostles, but in many ways the same. The Kingdom Apostles preached Jesus the Messiah, ready to return to Israel and set up His Messianic Kingdom. From Israel, the Apostles, with Christ on David's Throne, were to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe everything Christ had commanded them. They would do that because all authority in heaven and on earth had been given to Christ. As we all know, that did not happen. It will happen in the future, but it has not yet happened. What has happened is that Christ revealed a Mystery through His Special Apostle Paul.
Mark McGee

Sticks and stones are hard on bones, aimed with angry art, words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.
Phyllis Mcginley

There is no greater excitement than to support an intellectual wife and have her support you. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you.
Millicent Carey McIntosh

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
Herbert Marshall McLuhan

No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start.
Larry McMurtry

The great man is he who does not loose his child's heart.
Mencius

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton

Soar, eat ether, see what has never been seen depart, be lost, but climb.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Those truly linked don't need correspondence, When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever.
Deng Ming-Dao

BesideCother art to be learned -- not to see what is not.
Maria Mitchell

The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Mohammad

I don't like the idea that the police department seems bent on keeping a pool of unarmed victims available for the predations of the criminal class.
David Mohler

Do you want to tear your life apart and get rid of everything you've known as a lifestyle Like seeing your family Being with your friends A fishing trip A hunting trip A night's sleep
Walter Frederick Mondale

How many things which served us yesterday as articles of faith, are fables for us today.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

The mind is a wonderful thing. It starts working the minute you're born, and doesn't stop until you get up to speak in public.
Joe Moore

Art must be parochial in the beginning to be cosmopolitan in the end.
George Moore

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
Charles Langbridge Morgan

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibration of beauty.
Christopher Darlington Morley

Great men of action ... never mind on occasion being ridiculous in a sense it is part of their job, and at times they all are. A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity, it is an occupational risk.
Oswald Mosley

There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age.
Oswald Mosley

Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan

The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries.
Jean Iris Murdoch

He who, having lost one ideal, refuses to give his heart and soul to another and nobler, is like a man who declines to build a house on rock because the wind and rain ruined his house on the sand.
Constance Naden

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nader

He who knoweth the precepts by heart, but faileth to practice them, Is like unto one who lighteth a lamp and then shutteth his eyes.
Siddha Nagarjuna

It all meant nothing but 'Move a little farther. You are to near me.'
Native American

The Great Spirit, when He made earth, never intended that it should be made merchandise.
Native American

It is the part of wisdom to keep your word and the part of folly to count on other people keeping theirs.
Richard Needham

The good teacher ... discovers the natural gifts of his pupils and liberates them by the stimulating influence of the inspiration that he can impart. The true leader makes his followers twice the men they were before.
Stephen Neill

The bad teacher imposes his ideas and his methods on his pupils, and such originality as they may have is lost in the second-rate art of imitation.
Stephen Neill

The beauty seen is partly in him who sees it.
Christian Nestell

What an artist the world is losing in me
Nero Claudius Caesar

There are more serious problems in life than financial ones, and I've had a lot of those. I've been broke before, and will be again. Heartbroke That's serious. Lose a few bucks. That's not.
Willie Nelson

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
Willie Nelson

We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth we fully flower in heaven.
Russell M. Nelson

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons...
Alfred E. Newman

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Dorothy Nevill

Time keeps no measure when true friends are parted, No record day by day the sands move not for those who, loyal-hearted, friendship's firm laws obey.
Nicholson

I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous--a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The Earth has a skin and that skin has diseases, one of those diseases is man.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.
Kitaro Nishida

I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down. I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.
Georgia O'Keeffe

Senator, I started my life in a house without water or electricity. So I don't cede to you the high moral ground of not knowing what life is like in a ditch. to Senator Robert Byrd at a budget hearing
Paul O'Neill

When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity-but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial.
Joyce Carol Oates

If you explore beneath shyness or party chit-chat, you can sometimes turn a dull exchange into an intriguing one. I've found this to be particularly true in the case of professors or intellectuals, who are full of fascinating information, but need encouragement before they'll divulge it.
Joyce Carol Oates

Smile alot Not only will you turn heads, you'll turn hearts
Andrea Oldham

When I held you in my arms at your baptism, I wanted it to be a fresh start, for you to be more complete than we had ever been ourselves, but I wonder if we expected too much.
Richard Olton

In a few generations more, there will probably be no room at all allowed for animals on the earth no need of them, no toleration of them. An immense agony will have then ceased, but with it there will also have passed away the last smile of the world's youth.
Marie Louise de la Rame Ouida

But this is the second work of the law when it hath by its convictions brought the sinner into a condition of a sense of guilt which he cannot avoid, -- nor will anything tender him relief, which way so ever he lose, for he is in a desert, -- it represents unto him the holiness and severity of God, with his indignation and wrath against sin which have a resemblance of a consuming fire. This fills his heart with dread and terror and makes him see his miserable, undone condition.
John Owen

Never let the odds keep you from pursuing What you know in your heart you were meant to do.
Leroy Robert Satchel Paige

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Dorothy Rothschild Parker

The heart has arguments with which the logic of mind is not aquainted.
Blaise Pascal

The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
Blaise Pascal

Our heart has its reasons that reason cannot know.
Blaise Pascal

We arrive at the truth, not by the reason only, but also by the heart.
Blaise Pascal

Ther's some trophy value to having artists of this magnitude. (after his client signed an 80 million contract with Virgin Records)
Don Passmani

I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they (the whites of South Africa) have turned to loving, they will find we (the blacks) are turned to hating.
Alan Stewart Paton

Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give. Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart.
Patanjali

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world.
Cesare Pavese

I will have no man work for me who has not the capacity to become a partner.
James Cash Penney

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
Alan J. Perlis

After you've done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.
Alfred Edward Perlman

The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
Wilfred A. Peterson

It is all right if you talk to yourself. It is all right if you answer yourself. But when you start disagreeing with the answers, you've got a problem.
R. E. Phillips

But when you start disagreeing with the answers, you've got a problem.
R. E. Phillips

This is before the coming of a new Heaven and a new Earth, in the which shall reign the Prince of Peace forever and forever, as the Old shall be passed away, for lo on earth there is nothing great but man in man there is nothing great but mind. . . . .
Phylos the Tibetan

Long hair is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.
Marge Piercy

Living together is an art.
William Pickens

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Mary Pickford

You are not an artist,an artist creates. You do not write your own songs. End of debate.
Eric Pio

A true artist doesn't change with the times. A true artist is already way ahead of the times.
Eric Pio

You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp

Split the atom's heart, and low Within it thou wilt find a sun.
Persian Mystic Poem

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II

Happiness is a sunbeam, Which may pass through a thousand bosoms Without losing a particle of its original ray Nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, Like the converged light on a mirror, It reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
Jane Porter

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
Antonio Porchia

Men do not understand books until they have had a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
Ezra Loomis Pound

Friends will keep you sane, Love could fill your heart, A lover can warm your bed, But lonely is the soul without a mate.
David Pratt

Educate the heart -- educate the heart. Let us have good men.
Hiram Powers

Grant, Lord, that we might overcome our enemies by transforming them into friends. Make them and make us conscious of those deep inward reaches whereby every heart is rooted in our world's deep common life.
Jewish Prayer

And the wind said May you be as strong as the oak, yet flexible as the birch may you stand as tall as the redwood, live gracefully as the willow and may you always bear fruit all your days on this earth.
Native American Prayer

The best way not to have people in your way is to let them into your heart.
Alessandro Pronzato

Love is space and time measured by the heart.
Marcel Proust

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
Marcel Proust

A friend is one to whom one can pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keeping what is worth keeping, and, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
Arab Proverb

The sinning is the best part of repentance.
Arab Proverb

If you have much, give of your wealth if you have little, give of your heart.
Arabic Proverb

Speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee.
Biblical Proverb

He that is of a merry heart hasth a continual feast.
Biblical Proverb

It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.
Assyrian Proverb

He who is outside his door already has a hard part of his journey behind him.
Dutch Proverb

A heart that loves is always young.
Greek Proverb

If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.
Jewish Proverb

It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it.
Latin Proverb

The greater love is a mother's then comes a dog's then a sweetheart's.
Polish Proverb

Visits always give pleasure, if not the arrival, the departure.
Portuguese Proverb

A heart in love with beauty never grows old.
Turkish Proverb

There is nothing hidden between Heaven and Earth.
Venezuelan Proverb

I've lived to bury my desires, And see my dreams corrode with rust Now all that's left are fruitless fires That burn my empty heart to dust.
Alekandr Sergeyevick Pushkin

Our party has been accused of fooling the public by calling tax increases 'revenue enhancement.' Not so. No one was fooled.
J Danforth Quayle

Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here.
J Danforth Quayle

If life indeed is a stage, then how can we act our parts if we can't read our script
Vu Quyen

It's essential that a part of you not grow up. Childhood wonder gives us our spark and beauty.
Robin Quivers

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.
Gilda Radner

Above all things, be not made an ass to carry the burdens of other men if any friend desire thee to be his surety, give him a part of what thou has to spare if he presses thee further, he is not thy friend at all.
Sir Walter Raleigh

A true artist is born with a unique voice and cannot copy so he has only to copy to prove his originality.
Radiquet

Blow O wind to where my loved one is. Touch him and come touch me soon. I'll feel his gentle touch through you and meet his beauty in the moon. These things are much for the one who loves. One can live by them alone that he and I breathe the same air and that the Earth we tread is one.
Ramayana

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
Jeannette Rankin

People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.
James Randi

And if it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart, the only dream that mattered had come true. In this life, I was loved by you.
Colin Raye

In painting, as in the other arts, there's not a single process, no matter how insignificant, which can be reasonably made into a formula. You come to nature with your theories, and she knocks them all flat.
Auguste Renoir

The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion.
Auguste Renoir

How Kennedy knew the precise drop in milk consumption in 1960, the percentage rise in textile imports from 1957 to 1960 and the number of speeches cleared by the Defense Department is not quite clear, but anyway, he did. He either overwhelmed you with decimal points or disarmed you with a smile and a wisecrack.
James Barrett Scotty Reston

The true God is the unknown God to the natural man and also the unknowable God without His revelation in Christ. God is not only invisible to man's sight , but also to man's senses. In Christ is found a God who is near, who hears, who cares, who loves, and who saves. 'For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ' (2 Cor. 46) 'All things are delievered unto me of my Father and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father neither knoweth any man the Father, save the son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him' (Matt. 1127).
Eugene Reuweler

Love changes darkness into light and makes the heart take a wingless flight.
Helen Steiner Rice

Part of the power of Emerson's individualism is his insistence, at crucial moments, that individualism does not mean isolation or self-sufficiency. This is not a paradox, for it is only the strong individual who can frankly concede the sometimes surprising extent of his own dependence.
Robert D. Richardson

Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

What brings joy to the heart is not so much the friend's gift as the friend's love.
Saint Alfred of Rievaulx

Historical reminder Always put Horace before Descartes.
Donald O. Rickter

Job dissatisfaction is the number one factor in whether you survive your first heart attack.
Anthony Robbins

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
Nora Roberts

And when the future hinges on the next words that are said, Don't let logic interfere, believe your heart instead.
Philip Robinson

Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.
Franois Auguste Ren Rodin

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
Franois Auguste Ren Rodin

To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
Franois Auguste Ren Rodin

In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Al Rogers

Robert E Lee didn't make it the first time and Jefferson Davis took the vacancy. Pershing didn't make it for two years, MacArthur couldn't get in the first year and Eisenhower took an extra year of high school to get in. Patton took three years to get in and five to get out.
Manley E. Rogers

What is desperately needed ... is the skepticism and the sense of history that a liberal arts education provides.
Felix G. Rohatyn

Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary.
Julius Rosenwald

I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there I went to the Temple of the Hindus and to the old pagodas, but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere. I searched on the mountains and in the valleys but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. I went to the Caaba in Mecca, but He was not there either. I questioned the scholars and philosophers but He was beyond their understanding. I then looked into my heart and it was there where He dwelled that I saw Him He was nowhere else to be found.
Jalal ud-Din Rumi

I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.
Rita Rudner

Faced by the mountainous heap of the minutiae of knowledge and awed by the watchful severity of his colleagues, the modern historian too often takes refuge in learned articles or narrowly specialized dissertations, small fortresses that are easy to defend from attack.
Steven Runciman

Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
Salman Rushdie

There's no pleasure on earth that's worth sacrificing for the sake of an extra five years in the geriatric ward of the Sunset Old People's Home, Weston-Super-Mare.
Horace Rumpole

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts--the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
John Ruskin

We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we can not put our heart.
John Ruskin

Taste is not only a part and index of morality, it is the only morality. The first, and last, and closest trial question to any living creature is What do you like Tell me what you like, I'll tell you what you are.
John Ruskin

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Jim Ryun

As we study the Word of God rightly divided we are to understand that God has arranged His dealings with mankind into two programs. We have His prophesied purpose and His secret purpose. Prophecy has to do with the earth and Christ's reign upon it during the millennial kingdom, while the Mystery concerns our exaltation with Christ in the heavenlies.
Paul Sadler

Reagan won because he ran against Jimmy Carter. Had he run unopposed he would have lost.
Mort Sahl

People may say what they like about the decay of Christianity the religious system that produced green Chartreuse can never really die.
Saki

You're going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you've got to start going there. But immediately. You can't afford to lose a minute.
J. D. Salinger

The United States is like the guy at the party who gives cocaine to everybody and still nobody likes him.
Jim Samuels

Just being happy helps other souls along Their burdens may be heavy and they not strong And your own sky will lighten, If other skies you brighten, by just being happy with a heart full of song.
Ripley D. Saunders

Life's simplest things are love, and kindly friends, Nature's sweet charm of earth and sea and sky gladness of soul that with right living blends -- home's dear content, so cheap that all may buy.
Ripley D. Saunders

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Hasidic Saying

Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character.
Antonin Scalia

Tears are the rinse water of an unhappy heart.
Raynor Schein

Make decisions from the strong part of you, not the weak.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger

The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes--ah, that is where the art resides
Arthur Schnabel

Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.
Don Schula

Defeated enemies in battle have to confess the superiority of their captors, but this does not give them citizenship in that country. This is why as ambassadors for Christ we beseech people to be reconciled to God by faith in Christ now. If they confess Him as Lord with a heart of faith--now, while the doors of salvation are wide open, they will be saved (Rom. 109,10). Later they are forced to confess His Lordship to vindicate Christ's righteous judgment of them and the worthiness of their eternal doom. Confession does not bring the confessor salvation. It is too late, for the 'accepted time' for salvation has forever passed.
Vernon Schutz

When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.
Chief Seattle

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not weave the web of life We are merely a strand in it. What we do with the web, we do to ourselves...
Chief Seattle

In conclusion, there is a marvelous anecdote from the occasion of Russell's ninetieth birthday that best serves to summarize his attitude toward God and religion. A London lady sat next to him at this party, and over the soup she suggested to him that he was not only the world's most famous atheist but, by this time, very probably the world's oldest atheist. 'What will you do, Bertie, if it turns out you're wrong' she asked. 'I mean, what if--uh--when the time comes, you should meet Him What will you say' Russell was delighted with the question. His birght, birdlike eyes grew even brighter as he contempalated this possible future dialogue, and then he pointed a finger upward and cried, 'Why, I should say, 'God, you gave us insufficient evidence.' '
Al Seckel

Indians are plenty smart. We catch small wood. Build small fire. Stand close and stay warm all over. White men not so smart. They catch big wood. Build big fire. Stand far away, burn face and freeze ass.
Henry Seely

The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.
George J. Seidel

Dug from the tomb of taste-refining time, Each form is exquisite, each block sublime. Or good, or bad,-disfigur'd, or deprav'd,- All art, is at its resurrection sav'd All crown'd with glory in the critic's heav'n, Each merit magnified, each fault forgiven.
Sir Martin Archer Shee

It's like being a Knight of the Garter. It's an honor, but it doesn't hold up anything.
Fulton John Sheen

Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
Dinah Shore

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
Solomon Short

There is a tricycle in man. He knows, he feels and acts. He has emotion, intellect and will. He must develop head, heart and hand.
Swami Sivanada

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Swami Sivanada

Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good do good. Be kind be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.
Swami Sivanada

Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.
Albert Smith

Seeing our Father in everything makes life one long thanksgiving and gives rest of the heart.
Hannah Whitall Smith

If decade after decade the truth cannot be told, each person's mind begins to roam irretrievably. One's fellow countrymen become harder to understand than Martians.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.
Susan Sontag

I think of those who were truly great. The names of those who in their lives fought for life, Who wore at their hearts the fire's center.
Stephen Spender

No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems.
Anna Garlin Spencer

I do not come into this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter. I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and say, You are mine, and you shall be mine. I claim you for myself. My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

It will be an ill day when our brethren take to bragging and boasting and call it 'testimony to the victorious Christian life.' We trust that holiness will be more than ever the aim of believers, but not the boastful holiness which has deluded some of the excellent of the earth into vain glory, and under which their firmest friends shudder for them.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Paul was to know and proclaim God's will, His purpose, in view of Israel's rejection of christ. Had god been taken by surprise in the crucifixion of Christ Would He now be forced to resort to some makeshift arrangement No, for the crucifixion was all part of--indeed, the central part of, His secret, eternal plan, now revealed to Paul.
Cornelius Stam

Through His redemptive work we are 'justified from all things' (Acts 1338,39) and now rejoice in 'the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace' (Eph. 17), a position in Christ at God's right hand (Eph. 24-6), 'all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ' (Eph. 13) and 'the hope of the glory of God' (Rom. 52), to be fully realized when we are 'caught up together...to meet the Lord in the air' (1 Thess. 417). Then will be fulfilled the desire of God's loving heart 'That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus' (Eph. 27).
Cornelius Stam

The salvation of the lost is not best accomplished by great popular campaigns, conducted by a small minority of specialists in public evangelism, but by the godly, honest witness of believers individually. It is pure irresponsibility to leave the evangelization of the lost to the 'experts,' as many are doing today. God would have every believer do his part to win the lost to Christ by prayer, personal witness and sincere godliness.
Cornelius Stam

On the whole, age comes more gently to those who have some doorway into an abstract world-art, or philosophy, or learning-regions where the years are scarcely noticed and the young and old can meet in a pale truthful light.
Freya Stark

The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both that the Earth did not exist and also that it was flat. Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists, but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat.
Vilhjlmur Stefnsson

This fairy tale we're living is real inside our hearts.
Atlantic Starr

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Walter Stegner

There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. There's just stuff people do. It's all part of the same thing. And some of the things folks do is nice, and some ain't nice, but that's as far as any man got a right to say.
John Ernst Steinbeck

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

More important than winning the election, is governing the nation. That is the test of a political party -- the acid, final test.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

What do I believe As an American I believe in generosity, in liberty, in the rights of man. These are social and political faiths that are part of me, as they are, I suppose, part of all of us. Such beliefs are easy to express. But part of me too is my relation to all life, my religion. And this is not so easy to talk about. Religious experience is highly intimate and, for me, ready words are not at hand.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
Laurence Sterne

No power on earth or above the bottomless pit has such influence to terrorize and make cowards of men as the liquor power. Satan could not have fallen on a more potent instrument with which to thrall the world. Alcohol is king
Eliza Mother Stewart

Making the decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Elizabeth Stone

The particular human chain we're part of is central to our individual identity.
Elizabeth Stone

The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
I. F. Stone

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over gain, and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose--not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.
Annie Sullivan

Love is something like the clouds that were in the sky, Before the sun came out. You cannot touch the clouds, you know but you feel the rain and know How glad the flowers and the thirsty earth are to have it after a hot day. You cannot touch love either, But you feel the sweetness that it pours into everything.
Annie Sullivan

When you can't have what you want, it's time to start wanting what you have.
Kathleen A. Sutton

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Paul Sweeney

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
Charles R. Swindoll

The most beautiful thing to experience is the mysterious. It is the true source of life, art and science.
Michael Talbot

Beauty, more than bitterness Makes the heart break.
Sara Teasdale

I am part of the sea and stars And the winds of the South and North Of mountains and Moon and Mars, And the ages sent me forth
Edward H. S. Terry

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success....Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
Nikola Tesla

No birth certificate is issued when friendship is born. There is nothing tangible. There is just a feeling that your life is different and that your capacity to love and care has miraculously been enlarged with out any effort on your part. It's like having a tiny apartment and somebody moves in with you. But instead of becoming cramped and crowded, the space expands, and you discover rooms you never knew you had until your friend moved in with you.
Steve Tesich

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher

We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.
Lewis Thomas

One has but to observe a community of beavers at work in a stream to understand the loss in his sagacity, balance, cooperation, competence, and purpose which Man has suffered since he rose up on his hind legs.... He began to chatter and he developed Reason, Thought, and Imagination, qualities which would get the smartest group of rabbits or orioles in the world into inextricable trouble overnight.
James Grover Thurber

But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo the splendor of fame fades into nothing but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.
James Grover Thurber

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
Henry J. Tillman

In the South where slavery still exists, the Negroes are less carefully kept apart they sometimes share the labors and the recreations of the whites the whites consent to intermix with them to a certain extent, and although legislation treats them more harshly, the habits of the people are more tolerant and compassionate.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville

Whoever has inhabited the United States must have perceived that in those parts of the Union in which the Negroes are no longer slaves the have in no wise drawn nearer to the whites. On the contrary, the prejudice of race appears to be stronger in the states that have abolished slavery than those where it still exists and nowhere is it intolerant as in those states where servitude has never been known.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville

...The electoral franchise has been conferred upon the Negroes in almost all the states in which slavery has been abolished, but if they come forward to vote, their lives are in danger... The same schools do not receive the children of the black and of the European. In the theaters gold cannot procure a seat for the servile race beside their former masters in the hospitals they lie apart... Not only is slavery prohibited in Ohio, but no free Negroes are allowed to enter the territory of that state or to hold property in it.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Leo Tolstoy

The recognition that no knowledge can be complete, no metaphor entire, is itself humanizing. It counteracts fanaticism. It grants even to adversaries the possibility of partial truth, and to oneself the possibility of error.
Alvin Toffler

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
Brian Tracy

The widest thing in the universe is not space, it is the potential capacity of the human heart.
A. W. Tozer

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
D. Elton Trueblood

Canada will be a strong country when Canadians of all provinces feel at home in all parts of the country, and when they feel that all Canada belongs to them.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau

The Earth is the Cradle of the Mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle.
Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky

The art of advice is to make the recipient believe he thought the thought of it himself.
Frank Tyger

Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.
John Tyndall

My mind tells me to give up, but my heart won't let me.
Jennifer Tyler

Listen to your heart, because in the end it is your heart that matters.
Jennifer Tyler

I learned...that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.
Brenda Ueland

I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten--happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.
Brenda Ueland

If Today If you planted hope today In any hopeless heart If someone's burden was lighter Because you did your part, If you caused a laugh That chased some tears away If tonight your name is named When someone kneels to pray Then your day has been well spent.
Unknown

The only thing that you can carry with you on your travels Is your heart. Fill you heart with good things and good things will follow you For the rest fo your life.
Unknown

Many people chase after success. Others pursue money. But I think the happiest people on earth Are the one's who have found significance. The real question of life must be What has significance for you
Unknown

If you love someone, put their name in a circle because hearts can be broken, but circles never end.
Unknown

Nothing is great like friendship on earth, No jewel No pearl has got it's worth. No one except a friend can be trusted, Your life will never ever get rusted.
Unknown

When the time comes for friends to part, love will be the bride, from heart to heart.
Unknown

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.
Unknown

A friend is someone who reaches for your hand but touches your heart.
Unknown

When making personal decisions, listen to what your head says then listen to what your heart says. If they differ, follow your heart Whenever you listen to your heart, you listen to that part of you that is most interested in your well-being.
Unknown

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.
Unknown

To handle yourself, use your head To handle others, use your heart.
Unknown

Forgiveness does not mean the cancellation of all consequences of wrong doing. It means the refusal on God's part to let our guilty past affect His relationship with us.
Unknown

If an artist is not able to commit himself totally to his art, how can he expect the world to do so
Unknown

A memory is a photograph taken by the heart to make a special moment last forever.
Unknown

The hardest part of any journey is taking that first step.
Unknown

If someone breaks your heart, forgive them. For they have helped you leard an important lesson on who you open your heart to.
Unknown

Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Unknown

As a spider emits and draws in its thread, As plants arise on the earth, As the hairs of the head and body from a living person, So from The Eternal arises everything here.
Maitri Upanishads

Stimulate the heart to love, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord.
W. T. Ussery

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
Jeff Valdez

The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand.
Robert Valett

Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.
Bill Vaughan

Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
Alfred Victor Vigny

Fainthearted animals move about in herds. The lion walks alone in the desert. Let the poet always walk thus.
Alfred Victor Vigny

Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress. When progress is for a partner it doesn't turn to those who believe that they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek the average level, we cannot hope to achieve a higher level of success. Our only hope is to avoid being a failure.
Lou Vickery

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, And don't put up with people that are reckless with yours.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...
William Wadsworth

When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Denis Watley

It's not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts.
Addison Walker

Have you even been in love Horrible, isn't it It makes you so vulnrable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like 'maybe we should just be friends' or 'how very perceptive' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.
Rose Walker

God has two dwellings one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
Izaak Walton

Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
Izaak Walton

Mighty are the winds of time, which sweep away the despair of a broken heart, which blow back the essence of life, which refresh the soul with yet another sweet countenance.
Dax Ward

A firm faith in the universal providence of God is the solution of all earthly troubles.
B. B. Warfield

We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.
Jeff Warner

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
Edith Wharton

The greater part of happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night. - Calvin
Bill Watterson

No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in quality as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing it is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them.
Alan B. Watts

Do not expect to arrive at certainty in every subject which you pursue. There are a hundred things wherein we mortals. . . must be content with probability, where our best light and reasoning will reach no farther.
Isaac Watts

This is the start, this is not the end. To that end, where do we start
Jody Weintraub

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Geri Weitzman

I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Orson Welles

For the night was not impartial. No, the night loved some more than others, served some more than others.
Eudora Welty

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
Jessamyn West

The point is that nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.
Rebecca West

Life is the only real counselor wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Newbold Jones Wharton

The basic purpose of a liberal arts education is to liberate the human being to exercise his or her potential to the fullest.
Barbara M. White

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Alfred North Whitehead

We are immortal until our work on earth is done.
George Whitefield

Misanthropes need people without a steady supply, the misanthrope cannot fully apply his art.
Polly Whitney

It is easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows by like a song, But the man worth while is the one who can smile, When everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is troubled, And it always comes with the years. And the smiles that is worth the praises of earth Is the smile that shines through tears.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Laugh and the world laughs with you Weep, and you weep alone For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The mere mechanical technique of acting can be taught, but the spirit that is to give life to lifeless forms must be born in a man. No dramatic college can teach its pupils to think or to feel. It is Nature who makes our artists for us, though it may be Art who taught them their right mode of expression.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

How else but through a broken heart May Lord Christ enter in
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Because of Christ's resurrection--and His guarantee that He will resurrect all who believe in Him--we are the most fortunate, the most blest people on the planet Our faith is effective, we are not in our sins, our departed loved ones are with the Lord, and the labor we do for Him is not in vain.
Bob Wilkin

Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party come prepared to be forgiven.
Charles Williams

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
Tennessee Williams

The way you let your hand rest in mine, my bewitching Sweetheart, fills me with happiness. It is the perfection of confiding love. Everything you do, the little unconscious things in particular, charms me and increases my sense of nearness to you, identification with you, till my heart is full to overflowing.
Woodrow Wilson

Some Americans need hyphens in their names because only part of them has come over.
Woodrow Wilson

America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
Woodrow Wilson

Partake of some of life's sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself.
Oprah Winfrey

I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.
Oprah Winfrey

Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner's manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.
Oprah Winfrey

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
Harold Wilson

(Speaking about Satchel Paige's pitching)It starts out like a baseball and when it gets to the plate, it looks like a marble.
Hack Wilson

One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.
Tshunka Witko

A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour.
P. G. Wodehouse

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Virginia

All the fundamental concepts which make up the kind of people we are today had their modern conception in the Tudor and Stuart periods. For us, that's the milk in the coconut.
Louis Booker Wright

A friend of mine once sent me a postcard with a picture of the entire planet Earth taken from space. On the back it said, Wish you were here.
Steven Wright

Last night somebody broke into my apartment and replaced everything with exact duplicates... When I pointed it out to my roommate, he said, 'Do I know you'
Steven Wright

When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.
John Wyndham

A guidance counselor who has made a fetish of security, or who has unwittingly surrendered his thinking to economic determinism, may steer a youth away from his dream of becoming a poet, an artist, a musician or any other of thousands of things, because it offers no security, it does not pay well, there are no vacancies, it has no future.
Henry M. Wriston

My wife is a light eater ... as soon as it's light, she starts to eat.
Henny Youngman

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Frank Zappa

Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly.
Mao Zedong

Every Communist must grasp the truth, 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.' Our principle is that the Communist Party commands the gun and the gun will never be allowed to command the Party.
Mao Zedong

When your bow is broken and your last arrow spent, then shoot, shoot with your whole heart.
Roger Zelazny

Confidence is Going after Moby Dick in a rowboat, And taking the tarter sauce with you. A Bullfighter who goes in the ring with mustard on his sword.
Zig Ziglar

Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Aristophanes

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
Brian Adams

After you've been in a place for a while, everything starts to look... I won't say better, there's no need to go to extremes...but your everyday life does start to become...familiar.
David Assael

We're not talking about historical accuracy, we're talking about art. I've set in motion a geometric inevitability. If I start chiseling there, chipping here, the whole form is compromised.
David Assael

It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.
Kingsley Amis

Most of you have been where I am tonight. The crash site of unrequited love. You ask yourself, How did I get here What was it about Was it her smile Was it the way she crossed her legs, the turn of her ankle, the poignant vulnerability of her slender wrists What are these elusive and ephemeral things that ignite passion in the human heart That's an age-old question. It's perfect food for thought on a bright midsummer's night.
Sybil Adelman

I thought I loved him, but I really just needed him. There was so much death and when I was in bed with him, I wasn't thinking about death...Look, what I'm trying to say is that we can't know what's in another person's heart, we can't even know what's in our own. Life turns on a dime, and somehow we muddle through.
Sybil Adelman

In case you're worried about what's going to become of the younger generation, it's going to grow up and start worrying about the younger generation.
Roger Allen

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Herbert Agar

Win hearts, and you have all men's hands and purses.
William Cecil Burleigh

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
Ernest Benn

A lawyer starts life giving 500 worth of law for 5 and ends giving 5 worth for 500.
Benjamin H. Brewster

It was never what I wanted to buy that held my heart's hope. It was what I wanted to be.
Lois McMaster Bujold

Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.
Lois McMaster Bujold

War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with.
Lois McMaster Bujold

You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility.
Lois McMaster Bujold

There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
Pearl Buck

Do no dishonour to the earth least you dishonour the spirit of man.
Henry Beston

Cranes carry this heavy mystical baggage. They're icons of fidelity and happiness. The Vietnamese believe cranes cart our souls up to heaven on our wings.
Mitchell Burgess

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it's time to reflect on what's come before.
Mitchell Burgess

Poetry is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
Lord Byron

For the sword outwears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause for breath, And love itself have rest.
Lord Byron

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness to an opponent, tolerance to a friend, your heart to your child, a good example to a father, deference to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you to yourself, respect to all men, charity.
Francis Maitland Balfour

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, 'there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.' A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.
Tom Blair

Politics is the art of the possible.
R. A. Butler

Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want.
Martha Beck

The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good. Your lover couldn't have seen these qualities in you, even temporarily, if they weren't part of your essential being.
Martha Beck

Engineers participate in the activities which make the resources of nature available in a form beneficial to man and provide systems which will perform optimally and economically.
L. M. K. Boelter

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there.
Irving Berlin

The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them.
Lawana Blackwell

Engineering is not merely knowing and being knowledgeable, like a walking encyclopedia engineering is not merely analysis engineering is not merely the possession of the capacity to get elegant solutions to non-existent engineering problems engineering is practicing the art of the organized forcing of technological change... Engineers operate at the interface between science and society...
Dean Gordon Brown

Wonder is what sets us apart from other life forms. No other species wonders about the meaning of existence or the complexity of the universe or themselves.
Herbert W. Boyer

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
Omar Bradley

Let us have a care not to disclose our hearts to those who shut up theirs against us.
Francis Beaumont

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Brendan Behan

Each body has its art...
Gwendolyn Brooks

After my recent brush with voicelessness, I thought I'd share with you a few thoughts about speech. Don't take it lightly my friends. If music is the pathway to the heart as Voltaire suggested, then speech is the pathway to other people. Live in silence and you live alone.
Henry Bromel

We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It's a messy business, life. It's hard to figure--full of surprises. Some good. Some bad.
Henry Bromel

For the most part, fear is nothing but an illusion. When you share it with someone else, it tends to disappear.
Marilyn C. Barrick

To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind and the heart - and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love.
Karl von Bonstetten

I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my shelf.
Robert Bloch

Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too.
Lawrence Bixby

Bad mind, bad heart.
Anacharsis Cloots

Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
Cicero

Live as brave men and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
Cicero

The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart mark and avoid him.
Cicero

Things don't fall apart. Things hold. Lines connect in thin ways that last and last and lives become generations made out of pictures and words just kept.
Lucille Clifton

Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame.
Lydia M. Child

I'm not concerned about all hell breaking loose, but that a PART of hell will break loose... it'll be much harder to detect.
George Carlin

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight They never mention that part to us, do they
George Carlin

Maybe I wanted to hear it so badly that my ears betrayed my mind in order to secure my heart.
Margaret Cho

Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.
Margaret Cho

If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach.
Margaret Cho

All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things, that the indolent man and the laborious man, the spendthrift and the economist, the imprudent and the wise, should obtain and enjoy an equal amount of goods.
Victor Cousin

There is an art of which every man should be a master the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all
William Hart Coleridge

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
Ellen DeGeneres

I was coming home from kindergarten--well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves.
Ellen DeGeneres

Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist Give me leave to do my utmost.
Isak Dineson

Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot

The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Isabelle Eberhardt

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.
Ludwig Erhard

Give not over thy soul to sorrow and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days.
Ecclesiastes

Im good enough, Im smart enough, and dog-gone it, people like me.
Al Franken

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Al Franken

No amount of artificial reinforcement can offset the natural inequalities of human individuals.
Henry P. Fairchild

Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there.
Mickey Friedman

Engineering is the art or science of making practical.
Samuel C. Florman

He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is a courtesy of the heart it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is a mistake for a taciturn, serious-minded woman to marry a jovial man, but not for a serious-minded man to marry a lighthearted woman.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you're waking up to instant stress. You shouldn't be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it's time to start your day.
Sharon Gold

When you hire people that are smarter than you are, you prove you are smarter than they are.
R. H. Grant

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Andre Gide

Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
W. S. Gilbert

Modesty is a shining light it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
Madam Guizot

It is the mind which creates the world about us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.
George Gissing

Any woman who thinks the way to a man's heart is through his stomach is aiming about 10 inches too high.
Adrienne E. Gusoff

This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men.
Captain J. A. Hadfield

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
Elain Heffner

Deep is a wounded heart, and strong A voice that cries against a mighty wrong And full of death as a hot wind's blight, Doth the ire of a crushed affection light.
Felicia Hermans

Civilization is the art of living in towns of such size the everyone does not know everyone else.
Julian Jaynes

Technology adds nothing to art. Two thousand years ago, I could tell you a story, and at any point during the story I could stop, and ask, Now do you want the hero to be kidnapped, or not But that would, of course, have ruined the story. Part of the experience of being entertained is sitting back and plugging into someone else's vision.
Penn Jillette

Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.
Charles E. Jefferson

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
George Jessel

We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda it is a form of truth.
John F. Kennedy

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
Okakura Kakuzo

The more minimal the art, the more maximum the explanation.
Hilton Kramer

The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left--the King of England, the King of Spades, The King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds.
King Farouk of Egypt

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Amy Lowell

Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's craft that a large part of genius consists.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy.
Janet Long

In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth.
Susanne Langer

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
Groucho Marx

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur

The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.
Piet Mondrian

If you're afraid to let someone else see your weakness, take heart Nobody's perfect. Besides, your attempts to hide your flaws don't work as well as you think they do.
Julie Morgenstern

Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It's much sexier than any body part.
Aimee Mullins

Music like religion, unconditionally brings in its train all the moral virtues to the heart it enters, even though that heart is not in the least worthy.
Jean Baptiste Montegut

Beware the pull on your heartstrings -- it's often the pursestrings that are actually being reached for.
Barbara Mikkelson

Rest assured that there is nothing which wounds the heart of a noble man more deeply than the thought his honour is assailed.
Moliere

You think Nature is some Disney movie Nature is a killer. Nature is a bitch. It's feeding time out there 24 hours a day, every step that you take is a gamble with death. If it isn't getting hit with lightning today, it's an earthquake tomorrow or some deer tick carrying Lime disease. Either way, you're ending up on the wrong end of the food chain.
Jeff Melvoin

You're confusing product with process. Most people, when they criticize, whether they like it or hate it, they're talking about product. That's not art, that's the result of art. Art, to whatever degree we can get a handle on (I'm not sure that we really can) is a process. It begins in the heart and the mind with the eyes and hands.
Jeff Melvoin

That's not painting, that's Paint-By-Numbers. That's therapy for the artistically challenged. That's what they prescribe for cretins in dayrooms.
Jeff Melvoin

CHRIS What's art, Holling Is a Davinci art Dada art If you wrap up the whole Reichstag in toilet paper, is that art HOLLING Well, I can't give you a complete definition, but I think it would be something Maurice would be willing to give good money for. CHRIS Yeah, well, you're starting to scare me cause if that's art, then I got to get a whole new gig.
Jeff Melvoin

Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.
Robert S. McNamara

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go... And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Gloria Naylor

Who would've thought such a slight tilt in our earthly axis could make such a big difference in our lives The big wheel keeps on turning and here we are again, looking in the sweet face of darkness.
Geoffrey Neighor

The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato - the best part under ground.
Thomas Overbury

Human nature constitutes a part of the evidence in every case.
Elisha Potter

Remember Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights - then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.
Endicott Peabody

There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.
Polybius

Even with the best of maps and instruments, we can never fully chart our journeys.
Gail Pool

A large part of virtue consists in good habits.
William Paley

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Sextus Propertius

Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey.
Quida

I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.
Dan Quayle

We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe.
Dan Quayle

Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.
Dan Quayle

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Anna Quindlen

The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.
David Richerby

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
Sir Ralph Richardson

All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.
M. C. Richards

Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
don Miguel Ruiz

In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.
Christina G. Rossetti

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.
Jean Paul Richter

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
J. K. Rowling

And so faith is closing your eyes and following the breath of your soul down to the bottom of life, where existence and nonexistence have merged into irrelevance. All that matters is the little part you play in the vast drama.
Real Live Preacher

I can't criticize what I don't understand. If you want to call this art, you've got the benefit of all my doubts.
Charles Rosin

She had learned the self-deprecating ways of the woman who does not want to be thought hard and grasping, but her artifices could not always cover the nakedness of her need to excel.
Faith Sullivan

The history of the Victorian Age will never be written we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
Lytton Strachey

Discretion is not the better part of biography.
Lytton Strachey

There's a dark side to each and every human soul. We wish we were Obi-Wan Kenobi, and for the most part we are, but there's a little Darth Vadar in all of us. Thing is, this ain't no either or proposition. We're talking about dialectics, the good and the bad merging into us. You can run but you can't hide. My experience Face the darkness, stare it down. Own it. As brother Nietzsche said, being human is a complicated gig. Give that old dark night of the soul a hug Howl the eternal yes
Stuart Stevens

Marriage. Why do we do it Everybody knows the stats. One in two marriages end up in broken dishes and a trip to Tijuana. Is it loneliness Partly. Is it teamwork Definitely. Things just kind of go easier when there's two of you. One of you can wait in line at the movie theater while the other guy parks the car. Get better seats that way. Better room rate when it's a double. Are you ready to file jointly...Above you is the sun and sky. Below you, the ground. Like the sun, your love should be constant, like the ground, solid.
Jed Seidel

Engineering is the art of organizing and directing men and controlling the forces and materials of nature for the benefit of the human race.
Henry G. Stott

Engineering is the professional art of applying science to the optimum conversion of natural resources to the benefit of man.
Ralph J. Smith

You have to learn that if you start making sure you feel good, everything will be okay.
Ruben Studdard

A raise is like a martini it elevates the spirit, but only temporarily.
Dan Seligman

'Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.
John Sheffield

I believe that if it were left to artists to choose their own labels, most would choose none.
Ben Shahn

This is our purpose to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.
Oswald Spengler

Isn't everyone a part of everyone else
Budd Schulberg

If we fall, we don't need self-recrimination or blame or anger - we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to recommit, to be whole-hearted once again.
Sharon Salzberg

By prizing heartfulness above faultlessness, we may reap more from our effort because we're more likely to be changed by it.
Sharon Salzberg

Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to start over, when we don't give up after a mistake, when something doesn't come easily but we throw ourselves into trying, when we're not afraid to appear less than perfectly polished.
Sharon Salzberg

A man should not leave this earth with unfinished business. He should live each day as if it was a pre-flight check. He should ask each morning, am I prepared to lift-off
Andrew Schneider

If you were in a burning house and there was a cat and a Rembrandt, what would you save The cat...you would save the cat, because the cat is alive. The art is dead. It's just paint on a canvas, ink on a page. To live for art is to deny life. It's just to destroy life.
Andrew Schneider

We hold in our hands, the most precious gift of all Freedom. The freedom to express our art. Our love. The freedom to be who we want to be. We are not going to give that freedom away and no one shall take it from us
Andrew Schneider

There's a lot to be said for self-delusionment when it comes to matters of the heart.
Andrew Schneider

Death is the enemy. I spent 10 years of my life singlemindedly studying, practicing, fighting hand to hand in close quarters to defeat the enemy, to send him back bloodied and humble and I am not going to roll over and surrender.
Andrew Schneider

Life is everywhere. The earth is throbbing with it, it's like music. The plants, the creatures, the ones we see, the ones we don't see, it's like one, big, pulsating symphony.
Andrew Schneider

I feel like I can handle a lot of things. I can handle a parasitic infection and separating lesions, arterial sclerosis. But this stuff...I just want to go through life thinking people are happy, naive as that may sound.
Andrew Schneider

There were always people like the pope. They serve a certain function, of course. They subsidize us. But, they don't create anything and they must never be allowed to stop the artist from creating.
Andrew Schneider

Marriage is the union of disparate elements. Male and female. Yin and yang. Proton and electron. What are we talking about here Nothing less than the very tension that binds the universe. You see, when we look at marriage, people, we're are looking at creation itself. I am the sky, says the Hindu bridegroom to the bride. You are the earth. We are sky and earth united.... You are my husband. You are my wife. My feet shall run because of you. My feet shall dance because of you. My heart shall beat because of you. My eyes see because of you. My mind thinks because of you and I shall love because of you.
Andrew Schneider

Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don't necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store for a quart of milk.
Andrew Schneider

Listen, can you hear it Spring's sweet cantata. The strains of grass pushing through the snow. The song of buds swelling on the vine. The tender timpani of a baby robin's heart. Spring.
Andrew Schneider

I know the answer The answer lies within the heart of all mankind The answer is twelve I think I'm in the wrong building.
Charles M. Schulz

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
Frank Tibolt

Abundance is, in large part, an attitude.
Sue Patton Thoele

Keen at the start, but careless at the end.
Cornelius Tacitus

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Margaret Thatcher

I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness.
James Thurber

He knows all about art, but he doesn't know what he likes.
James Thurber

The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people--that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
James Thurber

The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means.
Sir Henry Taylor

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
Celia Thaxter

Diplomacy is the art of knowing what not to say.
Matthew Trump

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.
Phyllis Theroux

New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
Kurt Vonnegut

Dateline Mesopotamia, 3500 B.C. That's when the multi-faceted sounds we call music got its humble beginnings. It seems clappers were sent out the the fields to scare evil spirits away. These clappers started getting into the beat of their duty and, bingo, you got drums. From there, horns, strings, reeds, the whole orchestral gestalt. So, born in staving off death, music continues to nourish us in a variety of forms as different as the colors of the spectrum.
Jeffrey Vlaming

The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.
Marcus Terentius Varro

The killing was the best part. It was the dying I couldn't take.
Craig Volk

You can make those promises with just as much passion the second time around. Such is the regenerative power of the human heart.
Marion Wink

I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
Shelley Winters

America's greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start over, that things can be made better.
Anthony Walton

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
Martha Washington