A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
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 tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
All great achievements require time.
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 thinking men are atheists.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is pass'd in sleep.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Different men seek ... happiness in different ways and by different means.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Don't wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
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.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
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 believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
I've always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
If a man says something in the woods and there are no women there, is he still wrong?
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game!
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
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 the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Its not the men in your life that matters, its the life in your men.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Love is a serious mental disease.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Men are as faithful as their options.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Men's vows are women's traitors!
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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 loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No doubt exists that all women are crazy; it's only a question of degree.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment
Our strength lies in our intensive attacks and our barbarity...After all, who today remembers the genocide of the Armenians?
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
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.
Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgement of others.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
The finest task for an Engineer – to survey, to plan, to suggest resources and material, assemble them for task in hand, implement and produce results.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
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 more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The reason fat men are good natured is they can neither fight nor run.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.
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.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.
There are only two types of women: goddesses and doormats.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
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 safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
Women are made to be loved not understood.
Women are still in emotional bondage as long as we need to worry that we might have to make a choice between being heard and being loved.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.
You cannot win in a fight against women, cause men have a need to make sense.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.