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 man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
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 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.
If a person with multiple personalities threatens suicide, is that considered a hostage situation?
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on the same side.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.
One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
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 object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
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.
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.
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.