A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
A good liar must have a good memory.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
A jug fills drop by drop.
A lie never lives to be old.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
A person preaches well that lives well.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
An idea is salvation by imagination
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
Be that self which one truly is.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Boards don't hit back.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Common sense is not so common.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Courage is grace under pressure.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Dare to risk public criticism.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Each soul is potentially divine.
Effective action is always unjust.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
Freedom is from within.
Freedom lies in being bold.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Give up trying to make me give up
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Humility is attentive patience.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
I am not now That which I have been.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
I've been looking for a girl like you - not you, but a girl like you.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Moonlight is sculpture.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Nothing is black or white.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Of all the things I`ve lost I miss my mind the most.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
Once you label me you negate me.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
Sunlight is painting.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
That which costs little is less valued.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
The day of individual happiness has passed
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
The future ain't what it used to be.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
The lifestyle I`ve been living for the last 30 years, I could have been dead a thousand times.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Thought is free.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
What is to give light must endure burning.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.