A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
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 woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
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!
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Freedom and independence form my character.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
I do this real moron thing, it's called thinking, and I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
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 love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.
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.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
Information is the currency of democracy.
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 good to love many things, for therein lies strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done with love is well done.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
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 best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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 marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
There was a time, when I blamed my companion if his religion did not resemble mine. Now, however, my heart accepts every form....Love alone is my religion.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.