A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
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 invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.
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 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 was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
If a person with multiple personalities threatens suicide, is that considered a hostage situation?
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
The best kind of friend is the kind you sit with, never say a word and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
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 keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
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.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Work is love made visible. And if you can't work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.