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Art does not solve problems but makes us aware of their existence. It opens our eyes to see and our brain to imagine.
Magdalena Abakanowicz

Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.
Magdalena Abakanowicz

I feel overawed by quantity where counting no longer makes sense. By unrepeatability within such a quantity. By creatures of nature gathered in herds, droves, species, in which each individual, while subservient to the mass, retains some distinguishing features. A crowd of people, birds, insects, or leaves is a mysterious assemblage of variants of certain prototype. A riddle of nature's abhorrence of exact repetition or inability to produce it. Just as the human hand cannot repeat its own gesture, I invoke this disturbing law, switching my own immobile herds into that rhythm.
Magdalena Abakanowicz

It is easy to follow, but it is uninteresting to do easy things. We find out about ourselves only when we take risks, when we challenge and question.
Magdalena Abakanowicz

My work comes from the experience of crowds, injustice, and aggression ... I feel an affinity for art when it was made a form of existence, like when shamans worked in the territory between men and unknown powers ... I try to bewitch the crowd.
Magdalena Abakanowicz

Dear Abby - See  Pauline Phillips

Are all men in disguise except those crying?
Encounter at a Greyhound Bus Station.
Dannie Abse

I know the colour rose, and it is lovely,
But not when it ripens in a tumour;
And healing greens, leaves and grass, so springlike,
In limbs that fester are not springlike.

Pathology of Colours
Dannie Abse

Piano

At 66 Sandringham Crescent
an upright piano was being eased down
a long flight of stairs by three men
all wearing off-white overalls.
Backward, staccato, two stepped
descending
one
stair
at
a
time
till the taller of the two men
began to collapse in slow

slow slow motion
and the piano
leapt
to the hallway's rising floor
crashing its memories of music:
simple tunes such as 3 Blind Mice,
as well as great meaningful sonatas
of profundity and faraway,
into a scattered anarchic jigsaw
of free-loving volatile
meaningless sounds
fading
till the stricken piano
lost its memory entirely.

After the ambulance arrived (too late)
one removal man lit a cigarette
and sensing the wide-awake stare
of the householder

tapped the grey ash, with great delicacy,
into the cupped hollow of his left hand.

Running Late
Dannie Abse

Praying is another way of singing.
You plant in the tree the soul of lemons.
You plant in the gardens the spirit of roses.

Song for Dov Shamir
Dannie Abse

So in the simple blessing of a rainbow,
In the bevelled edge of a sunlit mirrow,
I have seen visible, Death's artifact
Like a soldier's ribbon on a tunic tacked.


Pathology of Colours
Dannie Abse

The theme of Death is to Poetry what Mistaken Identity is to Drama.
Dannie Abse

You have a beautiful classy mind but I find you physically unattractive.
Welsh Retrospective
Dannie Abse

A woman's place is in the house - the House of Representatives.
Bella Abzug

All of the men on my staff can type.
Bella Abzug

As women, we know that we must always find ways to change the process because the present institutions want to hold on to power and keep the status quo.
Bella Abzug

I am not a centrist.
Bella Abzug

I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to get coffee.
Bella Abzug

I prefer the word homemaker because housewife always implies that there may be a wife someplace else.
Bella Abzug

I spend all day figuring out how to beat the machine and knock the crap out of the political power structure.
Bella Abzug

I'm a politician. I run for office. That's my profession.
Bella Abzug

Imperfect though it may be, the Beijing Platform for Action is the strongest statement of consensus on women's equality, empowerment and justice ever produced by governments.
Bella Abzug

Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.
Bella Abzug

Our struggle was political, ideological and economic, and we felt we couldn't make something of ourselves unless we bettered society. We saw the two together.
Bella Abzug

The establishment is made up of little men, very frightened.
Bella Abzug

The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
Bella Abzug

They used to give us a day-it was called International Women's Day. In 1975 they gave us a year, the Year of the Woman. Then from 1975 to 1985 they gave us a decade, the Decade of the Woman. I said at the time, who knows, if we behave they may let us into the whole thing. Well, we didn't behave and here we are.
Bella Abzug

We are affirming human rights for all women and girls, acknowledging the full range of diversity that exists, and detailing actions to prevent violence.
Bella Abzug

We are bringing women into politics to change the nature of politics, to change the vision, to change the institutions. Women are not wedded to the policies of the past. We didn't craft them. They didn't let us.
Bella Abzug

We are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room.
Bella Abzug

When I first became a lawyer, only 2% of the bar was women. People would always think I was a secretary. In those days, professional women in the business world wore hats. So I started wearing hats.
Bella Abzug

Women will change the nature of power, rather than power changing the nature of women.
Bella Abzug

Women will not simply be mainstreamed into the polluted stream. Women are changing the stream, making it clean and green and safe for all - every gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age, and ability.
Bella Abzug

Working women wore hats. It was the only way they would take you seriously.
Bella Abzug

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
Dean Acheson

Controversial proposals, once accepted, soon become hallowed.
Dean Acheson

Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role.
Dean Acheson

I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.
Dean Acheson

I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office.
Dean Acheson

If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past.
Dean Acheson

It is worse than immoral, it's a mistake.
Dean Acheson

Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
Dean Acheson

No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.
Dean Acheson

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Dean Acheson

The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull.
Dean Acheson

The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
Dean Acheson

The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office.
Dean Acheson

The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.
Dean Acheson

The most important aspect of the relationship between the president and the secretary of state is that they both understand who is president.
Dean Acheson

Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up.
Dean Acheson

We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation.
Dean Acheson

Great Acquirer - See  Robert Court

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Adams

After ten years of word processing, I can't even do hand writing anymore.
Douglas Adams

Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
Douglas Adams

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Douglas Adams

Because the Internet is so new, we still don't really understand what it is. We mistake it for a type of publishing or broadcasting, because that's what we're used to. So people complain that there's a lot of rubbish online, or that it's dominated by Americans, or that you can't necessarily trust what you read on the Web.
Douglas Adams

Books are sharks... because sharks have been around for a very long time. There were sharks before there were dinosaurs, and the reason sharks are still in the ocean is that nothing is better at being a shark than a shark.
Douglas Adams

Computers are still technology because we are still wrestling with it: it's still being invented; we're still trying to work out how it works. There's a world of game interaction to come that you or I wouldn't recognise. It's time for the machines to disappear. The computer's got to disappear into all of the things we use.
Douglas Adams

Cyberspace is - or can be - a good, friendly and egalitarian place to meet.
Douglas Adams

Ever since Newton, we've done science by taking things apart to see how they work. What the computer enables us to do is to put things together to see how they work: we're now synthesized rather than analysed. I find one of the most enthralling aspects of computers is limitless communication.
Douglas Adams

Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner.
Douglas Adams

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Douglas Adams

For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Douglas Adams

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
Douglas Adams

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams

Hundreds of people who've never written before send in Dr. Who scripts. They may have good ideas, but what they fail to realise is that writing for TV is incredibly complicated. They have no idea how difficult it is and what the financial commitment is.
Douglas Adams

I briefly did therapy, but after a while, I realised it is just like a farmer complaining about the weather. You can't fix the weather - you just have to get on with it.
Douglas Adams

I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.
Douglas Adams

I don't think anybody would argue now that the Internet isn't becoming a major factor in our lives. However, it's very new to us. Newsreaders still feel it is worth a special and rather worrying mention if, for instance, a crime was planned by people over the Internet.
Douglas Adams

I find the difference, for me, between having no money and having quite a bit is that the bills get bigger. And that's it. The lifestyle doesn't change.
Douglas Adams

I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.
Douglas Adams

I have rooms full of little dongly things and don't want any more. Half the little dongly things I've got, I don't even know what gizmo they're for. More importantly, half the gizmos I've got, I don't know where their little dongly thing is.
Douglas Adams

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Douglas Adams

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
Douglas Adams

I remember very little about writing the first series of Hitchhiker's. It's almost as if someone else wrote it.
Douglas Adams

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
Douglas Adams

I taught myself to play the guitar by listening to Paul Simon records, working it out note by note. He is an incredibly intelligent musician. He's not someone who has a natural outpouring of melody like McCartney or Bob Dylan, who are just terribly prolific with musical ideas.
Douglas Adams

I think that growing up in a crowded continent like Europe with an awful lot of competing claims, ideas... cultures... and systems of thought, we have, perforce, developed a more sophisticated notion of what the word freedom means than I see much evidence of in America.
Douglas Adams

I think that the digital media are interesting enough in their own right to be worth originating something in.
Douglas Adams

I think you get most of the most interesting work done in fields where people don't think they're doing art but are merely practicing a craft and working as good craftsmen. Being literate as a writer is good craft, is knowing your job, is knowing how to use your tools properly and not to damage the tools as you use them.
Douglas Adams

I used to be a great fan of doing crosswords. When you're fiddling around with anagrams, you get wonderful jumbles of syllables that become interesting.
Douglas Adams

I wanted to be a writer-performer like the Pythons. In fact, I wanted to be John Cleese, and it took me some time to realise that the job was, in fact, taken.
Douglas Adams

I was the only kid who anybody I knew has ever seen actually walk into a lamppost with his eyes wide open. Everybody assumed that there must be something going on inside, because there sure as hell wasn't anything going on on the outside!
Douglas Adams

I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
Douglas Adams

I've been trying to... Having been an English literary graduate, I've been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since. I think the idea of art kills creativity.
Douglas Adams

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
Douglas Adams

If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves.
Douglas Adams

If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a nonworking cat.
Douglas Adams

In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.
Douglas Adams

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
Douglas Adams

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Douglas Adams

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Douglas Adams

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry I could have thought of that is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.
Douglas Adams

Life is wasted on the living.
Douglas Adams

Look at a book. A book is the right size to be a book. They're solar-powered. If you drop them, they keep on being a book. You can find your place in microseconds. Books are really good at being books, and no matter what happens, books will survive.
Douglas Adams

Most of the time spent wrestling with technologies that don't quite work yet is just not worth the effort for end users, however much fun it is for nerds like us.
Douglas Adams

My absolute favourite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees.
Douglas Adams

Of course you can't trust what people tell you on the web anymore than you can trust what people tell you on megaphones, postcards or in restaurants. Working out the social politics of who you can trust and why is, quite literally, what a very large part of our brain has evolved to do.
Douglas Adams

One of the most important things you learn from the Internet is that there is no them out there. It's just an awful lot of us.
Douglas Adams

People wanted me to do a CD-ROM of Hitchhiker's, and I thought, No, no. I didn't want to just sort of reverse-engineer yet another thing from a book I'd already written. I think that the digital media are interesting enough in their own right to be worth originating something in.
Douglas Adams

See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise, you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.
Douglas Adams

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.
Douglas Adams

The difficulty with this conversation is that it's very different from most of the ones I've had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.
Douglas Adams

The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.
Douglas Adams

The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.
Douglas Adams

The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Douglas Adams

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.
Douglas Adams

The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind.
Douglas Adams

The usual method of finding a little dongly thing that actually matches a gizmo I want to use is to go and buy another one, at a price that can physically drive the air from your body.
Douglas Adams

There is a piece of me that likes to fondly imagine my maverick and rebellious nature. But, more accurately, I like to have a nice and cosy institution that I can rub up against a little bit.
Douglas Adams

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Douglas Adams

There's nothing worse than sitting down to write a novel and saying, Well, okay, I'm going to do something of high artistic worth.
Douglas Adams

This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
Douglas Adams

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Douglas Adams

Time is bunk.
Douglas Adams

To be frank, it sometimes seems that the American idea of freedom has more to do with my freedom to do what I want than your freedom to do what you want. I think that, in Europe, we're probably better at understanding how to balance those competing claims, though not a lot.
Douglas Adams

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
Douglas Adams

Wandering around the web is like living in a world in which every doorway is actually one of those science fiction devices which deposit you in a completely different part of the world when you walk through them. In fact, it isn't like it, it is it.
Douglas Adams

We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem.
Douglas Adams

We no longer think of chairs as technology; we just think of them as chairs. But there was a time when we hadn't worked out how many legs chairs should have, how tall they should be, and they would often crash when we tried to use them.
Douglas Adams

What the computer in virtual reality enables us to do is to recalibrate ourselves so that we can start seeing those pieces of information that are invisible to us but have become important for us to understand.
Douglas Adams

When you write your first book aged 25 or so, you have 25 years of experience, albeit much of it juvenile experience. The second book comes after an extra year sitting in bookshops. Pretty soon, you begin to run on empty.
Douglas Adams

Working out the social politics of who you can trust and why is, quite literally, what a very large part of our brain has evolved to do.
Douglas Adams

Years and years ago, I did a game based on Hitchhiker's Guide with a company called Infocom, which was a great company. They were doing witty, intelligent, literate games based on text.
Douglas Adams

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
Douglas Adams

Christmas is over and Business is Business.
Franklin P. Adams

Count that day won when, turning on its axis, this earth imposes no additional taxes.
Franklin P. Adams

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
Franklin P. Adams

Having imagination it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that if you were unimaginative would take you only a minute.
Franklin P. Adams

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
Franklin P. Adams

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
Franklin P. Adams

In the order named, these are the hardest to control: Wine, Women, and Song.
Franklin P. Adams

Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
Franklin P. Adams

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
Franklin P. Adams

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
Franklin P. Adams

The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
Franklin P. Adams

There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter.
Franklin P. Adams

There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important.
Franklin P. Adams

Too much truth is uncouth.
Franklin P. Adams

We have nothing in our history or position to invite aggression; we have everything to beckon us to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity with all nations.
Franklin P. Adams

What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.
Franklin P. Adams

Years ago we discovered the exact point the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
Franklin P. Adams

You do not know what you can miss before you try.
Franklin P. Adams

A friend in power is a friend lost.
Henry Adams

A man must now swallow more belief than he can digest.
Henry Adams

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
Henry Adams

Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.
Henry Adams

All experience is an arch, to build upon.
Henry Adams

American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
Henry Adams

At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter.
Henry Adams

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
Henry Adams

Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
Henry Adams

Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned.
Henry Adams

Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.
Henry Adams

Friends are born, not made.
Henry Adams

He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.
Henry Adams

I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist.
Henry Adams

I have written too much history to have faith in it; and if anyone thinks I'm wrong, I am inclined to agree with him.
Henry Adams

I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics.
Henry Adams

Intimates are predestined.
Henry Adams

It is always good men who do the most harm in the world.
Henry Adams

It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own.
Henry Adams

Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
Henry Adams

Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God.
Henry Adams

Morality is a private and costly luxury.
Henry Adams

No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
Henry Adams

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
Henry Adams

No man should be in politics unless he would honestly rather not be there.
Henry Adams

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Henry Adams

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Henry Adams

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Henry Adams

Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything.
Henry Adams

Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Henry Adams

Politics are a very unsatisfactory game.
Henry Adams

Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Henry Adams

Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
Henry Adams

Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.
Henry Adams

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Henry Adams

Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
Henry Adams

Susceptibility to the highest forces is the highest genius.
Henry Adams

Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
Henry Adams

Thank God, I never was cheerful. I come from the happy stock of the Mathers, who, as you remember, passed sweet mornings reflecting on the goodness of God and the damnation of infants.
Henry Adams

The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek.
Henry Adams

The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
Henry Adams

The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.
Henry Adams

The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.
Henry Adams

The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing.
Henry Adams

The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin.
Henry Adams

The proper study of mankind is woman.
Henry Adams

The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
Henry Adams

There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
Henry Adams

They know enough who know how to learn.
Henry Adams

We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and when got, the repose is insupportable.
Henry Adams

Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
Henry Adams

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.
John Adams

A government of laws, and not of men.
John Adams

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
John Adams

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.
John Adams

As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.
John Adams

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
John Adams

Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
John Adams

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
John Adams

Fear is the foundation of most governments.
John Adams

Genius is sorrow's child.
John Adams

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
John Adams

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
John Adams

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
John Adams

I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate.
John Adams

I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
John Adams

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
John Adams

I, poor creature, worn out with scribbling for my bread and my liberty, low in spirits and weak in health, must leave others to wear the laurels which I have sown, others to eat the bread which I have earned. A common case.
John Adams

In politics the middle way is none at all.
John Adams

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
John Adams

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
John Adams

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
John Adams

My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
John Adams

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
John Adams

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
John Adams

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
John Adams

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
John Adams

Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
John Adams

Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
John Adams

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
John Adams

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.
John Adams

The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.
John Adams

The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws.
John Adams

The furnace of affliction produces refinement, in states as well as individuals.
John Adams

The happiness of society is the end of government.
John Adams

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.
John Adams

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.
John Adams

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
John Adams

Thomas Jefferson still survives.
Last words of President John Adams.
John Adams

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.
John Adams

While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.
John Adams

According to the Stoics, all vice was resolvable into folly: according to the Christian principle, it is all the effect of weakness.
John Quincy Adams

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
John Quincy Adams

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
John Quincy Adams

America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
John Quincy Adams

Democracy, pure democracy, has at least its foundation in a generous theory of human rights. It is founded on the natural equality of mankind. It is the cornerstone of the Christian religion. It is the first element of all lawful government upon earth.
John Quincy Adams

Gratitude, warm, sincere, intense, when it takes possession of the bosom, fills the soul to overflowing and scarce leaves room for any other sentiment or thought.
John Quincy Adams

Heaven has given to every human being the power of controlling his passions, and if he neglects or loses it, the fault is his own, and he must be answerable for it.
John Quincy Adams

I have no predilection for unpopularity as such, but I hold it much preferable to the popularity of a day, which perishes with the transient topic upon which it is grounded.
John Quincy Adams

In order to preserve the dominion of our own passions, it behooves us to be constantly and strictly on our guard against the influence and infection of the passions of others.
John Quincy Adams

Is not the brand of double-dealer stamped on the forehead of every democratic slaveholder? Are not fraud and hypocrisy the religion of the man who calls himself a democrat, and hold his fellow-man in bondage?
John Quincy Adams

It has been my custom for many years to read the Bible in its entirety once a year.
John Quincy Adams

It is among the evils of slavery that it taints the very sources of moral principle. It establishes false estimates of virtue and vice: for what can be more false and heartless than this doctrine which makes the first and holiest rights of humanity to depend upon the color of the skin?
John Quincy Adams

It is of no use to discover our own faults and infirmities unless the discovery prompts up to amendment.
John Quincy Adams

It was the special purpose of Christ's appearance upon earth to bring immortality to light.
John Quincy Adams

Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
John Quincy Adams

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams

The Declaration of Independence pronounced the irrevocable decree of political separation, between the United States and their people on the one part, and the British king, government, and nation on the other.
John Quincy Adams

The great object of the institution of civil government is the improvement of those who are parties to the social compact.
John Quincy Adams

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
John Quincy Adams

This idea of the transcendent power of the Supreme Being is essentially connected with that by which the whole duty of man is summed up: obedience to His will.
John Quincy Adams

The more you meditate on the laws of Moses, the more striking and brighter does their wisdom appear.
John Quincy Adams

This is the last of earth! I am content.
John Quincy Adams

To read the Bible is of itself a laudable occupation and can scarcely fail of being a useful employment of time; but the habit of reflecting upon what you have read is equally essential as than of reading itself, to give it all the efficacy of which it is susceptible.
John Quincy Adams

Where annual elections end, there slavery begins.
John Quincy Adams

A consultant is a person who takes your money and annoys your employees while tirelessly searching for the best way to extend the consulting contract.
Scott Adams

Based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to white people is to get the hell away from Black people.
Scott Adams

Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems within the company. The safest approach is to remove all useful information.
Scott Adams

Before Dilbert, I tried to become a computer programmer. In the early days of computing, I bought this big, heavy, portable computer for my house. I spent two years nights and weekends trying to write games that I thought I would sell. Turns out I'm not that good a programmer, so that was two years that didn't work out.
Scott Adams

Beware of advice about successful people and their methods. For starters, no two situations are alike. Your dreams of creating a dry-cleaning empire won't be helped by knowing that Thomas Edison liked to take naps.
Scott Adams

By definition, risk-takers often fail. So do morons. In practice it's difficult to sort them out.
Scott Adams

Consultants eventually leave, which makes them excellent scapegoats for major management blunders.
Scott Adams

Consultants have credibility because they are not dumb enough to work at your company.
Scott Adams

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams

Dilbert became popular during the downsizing of the '90s, and job security was a major theme of the strip.
Scott Adams

Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.
Scott Adams

Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success.
Scott Adams

Executives can get away with having a clean desk. For the rest of us, it looks like you're not working hard enough.
Scott Adams

For most of my career I did one comic a day, every day, including weekends and holidays.
Scott Adams

For most people, it's easy to be passionate about things that are working out, and that distorts our impression of the importance of passion. I've been involved in several dozen business ventures over the course of my life, and each one made me excited at the start. You might even call it passion.
Scott Adams

Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure.
Scott Adams

Good advertising can make people buy your product even if it sucks ... A dollar spent on brainwashing is more cost-effective than a dollar spent on product improvement.
Scott Adams

Happiness is nothing but good health and freedom, and money is the single best way you can buy your freedom.
Scott Adams

Home is pretty utopian.
Scott Adams

I burned out my drawing hand by using it too much. The common word for it is writer's cramp. The fancy words for it are focal dystonia. The symptom in my case was a pinky finger that went spastic when I tried to draw.
Scott Adams

I don't get embarrassed by the same things that other people do. I would say that probably the biggest thing that holds people back is, If I do this, I'm going to look like an idiot if it doesn't work out.
Scott Adams

I get mail; therefore I am.
Scott Adams

I hated my work. It never seemed to me to be what I should be doing.
Scott Adams

I have a perverse attraction to risk. Not physical risk but emotional, financial risk - anything than can't kill you immediately.
Scott Adams

I have an endless stream of suggestions coming in from readers who are in cubicles. That keeps me going.
Scott Adams

I love magazines. It's such McNugget kind of information.
Scott Adams

I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination.
Scott Adams

I think Dilbert will remain popular as long as employees are frustrated and they fear the consequences of complaining too loudly. Dilbert is the designated voice of discontent for the workplace. I never planned it that way. It just happened.
Scott Adams

I think if you talk to anybody who ever went from not having much to having enough to buy what they wanted, they're always happier. Now I get that whole $75,000 a year is some kind of magic number, but my experience is more is better, up to a point. Then there's a point where it doesn't make any difference.
Scott Adams

I try to avoid giving advice.
Scott Adams

I try to manage my day by my circadian rhythms because the creativity is such an elusive thing, and I could easily just stomp over it doing my administrative stuff.
Scott Adams

I would say, based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to white people is to get the hell away from Black people. Just get the fuck away. Wherever you have to go, just get away. Because there's no fixing this. This can't be fixed.
Scott Adams

I would sometimes sit in a crowded restaurant, and say, You know, I'm the only person in this restaurant who can't draw.
Scott Adams

I'm a poor artist. Through brute force, I brought myself up to mediocre. I've never taken a writing class, but I can write okay.
Scott Adams

I'm not happy on vacation. In those rare times when I have three hours with no work I have to do, I'm terribly uncomfortable.
Scott Adams

I'm predicting that we'll finally have a computer will search my e-mail automatically and delete every message that begins with thought you'd be interested, and then give an electrical shock to the sender to remind him or her to stop send that kind of message.
Scott Adams

I'm surrendering myself to the realities of the Internet.
Scott Adams

I've always defined myself not as a cartoonist, but as an entrepreneur. That was true before I tried cartooning. I always imagined cartooning would be how I got my seed capital. I always thought my other businesses would be the less dominant part of my life.
Scott Adams

I've been identifying as Black for a while because I like to be on the winning team. And I like to help. I always thought if you help the Black community, that's sort of the biggest lever, you could find the biggest benefit. But it turns out that nearly half of that team doesn't think I'm okay to be white. Which is why I identified as Black so I could be on the winning team for a while.
Scott Adams

If a job's worth doing, it's too hard.
Scott Adams

If nearly half of all Blacks are not okay with white people-according to this poll, not according to me, according to this poll-that's a hate group.
Response to a Rasmussen Report poll: "47 percent of Black respondents were not willing to say it’s OK to be white."
Scott Adams

If nearly half of all Blacks are not OK with white people ... that's a hate group. And I don't want anything to do with them, and based on how things are going, the best advice I could give to white people is to get the hell away from Black people. Just get the fuck away. Wherever you have to go, just get away. 'Cause there's no fixing this. This can't be fixed.
Scott Adams

If you drill down on any success story, you always discover that luck was a huge part of it. You can't control luck, but you can move from a game with bad odds to one with better odds. You can make it easier for luck to find you. The most useful thing you can do is stay in the game.
Scott Adams

If you have a reasonable system for pursuing success, it can survive a lot of face-plants along the way. That knowledge makes success seem accessible. If you think successful people have some sort of superpower or special connections, why try?
Scott Adams

If you have any trouble sounding condescending, find a Unix user to show you how it's done.
Scott Adams

If you see voters as rational, you'll be a terrible politician. People are not wired to be rational. Our brains simply evolved to keep us alive. Brains did not evolve to give us truth. Brains merely give us movies in our minds that keeps us sane and motivated. But none of it is rational or true, except maybe sometimes by coincidence.
Scott Adams

If your current get-rich project fails, take what you learned and try something else. Keep repeating until something lucky happens. The universe has plenty of luck to go around; you just need to keep your hand raised until it's your turn. It helps to see failure as a road and not a wall.
Scott Adams

If your goal is to lose 10 pounds, you may wake up each day with failure in mind because the goal is hard to reach, and you are progressing only by small amounts. It takes up all your willpower. I recommend that instead of a goal, you have a system.
Scott Adams

In fact, most people are being squeezed in their little cubicle, and their creativity is forced out elsewhere, because the company can't use it. The company is organized to get rid of variants.
Scott Adams

In less enlightened times, the best way to impress women was to own a hot car. But women wised up and realized it was better to buy their own hot cars so they wouldn't have to ride around with jerks.
Scott Adams

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
Scott Adams

Let's form proactive synergy restructuring teams.
Scott Adams

Many, if not most, career opportunities come to you through people you know. So the more people you know, the more opportunities you have. Improving your social network is a great example of a system for moving from lower odds to better odds without having a specific goal.
Scott Adams

Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
Scott Adams

My failed corporate career became the fodder for the Dilbert comic. Once it became clear I would not be climbing any higher on the corporate ladder, it freed me to mock managers without worrying that it would stall my career. Most failures create some sort of unplanned freedom. I took full advantage of mine.
Scott Adams

My investments have been hurt.
Scott Adams

My old life - no amount of getting used to it would have made it right.
Scott Adams

My reputation for the rest of my life is destroyed. You can't come back from this.
Scott Adams

Normal people... believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.
Scott Adams

Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.
Scott Adams

Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
Scott Adams

Obviously there's not much options when you're a cartoonist - you pretty much either work at home or rent an office I guess, and working at home just seems easier.
Scott Adams

One of the reasons why you like to do your own drawings is, your style changes over time. And there's something about that that keeps it fresh to the viewer.
Scott Adams

One strategy for getting ahead is being incredibly good at a particular skill; you need to be world-class to stand out for that skill. In my case, I layered fairly average skills together until the combination became special.
Scott Adams

One way to compensate for a tiny brain is to pretend to be dead.
Scott Adams

People vote based on emotion. Period.
Scott Adams

Psychology is the only necessary skill for running for president. Trump knows psychology.
Scott Adams

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
Scott Adams

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
Scott Adams

Rotten bosses don't get better. Any strategy that assumes they can is doomed.
Scott Adams

Scientists will eventually stop flailing around with solar power and focus their efforts on harnessing the only truly unlimited source of energy on the planet: stupidity. I predict that in the future, scientists will learn how to convert stupidity into clean fuel.
Scott Adams

So I don't think it makes any sense as a white citizen of America to try to help Black citizens anymore. It doesn't make sense. There's no longer a rational impulse. So I'm going to back off on being helpful to Black America because it doesn't seem like it pays off.
Scott Adams

Success is entirely accessible, even if you happen to be a huge screw-up 95 percent of the time.
Scott Adams

Technology will definitely solve all our problems, but in the process it will create brand new ones. But that's O.K. because the most you can expect from life is to get to solve better and better problems.
Scott Adams

The best things in life are silly.
Scott Adams

The biggest change in the workplace of the future will be the widespread realization that having one idiot boss is a much higher risk than having many idiot clients.
Scott Adams

The computer cuts my production time in half. I love it.
Scott Adams

The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers.
Scott Adams

The greenest home is the one you don't build. If you really want to save the Earth, move in with another family and share a house that's already built. Better yet, live in the forest and eat whatever the squirrels don't want.
Scott Adams

The most important thing when you study hypnosis is that you learn that humans are irrational. Until you understand that, hypnosis is hard to do... For me, it was this great awakening to understand that humans are deeply irrational, and it's probably the greatest influence on me in terms of my writing.
Scott Adams

The only outcome is I get called a racist. That's the only outcome. It makes no sense to help Black Americans if you're white. It's over. Don't even think it's worth trying.
Scott Adams

The only risk of failure is promotion.
Scott Adams

The world is like a reverse casino. In a casino, if you gamble long enough, you're certainly going to lose. But in the real world, where the only thing you're gambling is, say, your time or your embarrassment, then the more stuff you do, the more you give luck a chance to find you.
Scott Adams

There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives.
Scott Adams

There's kind of a toll you have to pay with a cat; if you don't pet her for 10 minutes she'll bother you for six hours.
Scott Adams

There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.
Scott Adams

We don't always have an accurate view of our own potential. I think most people who are frightened of public speaking and can't imagine they might feel different as a result of training. Don't assume you know how much potential you have. Sometimes the only way to know what you can do is to test yourself.
Scott Adams

We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings.
Scott Adams

When times are bad, the gloves come off and employers are less nice. People become disposable.
Scott Adams

When you hire that first person, then you're a boss. You've got performance reviews. You've got complaints about not making enough money. You've got people who are just going to sell your story to the tabloids.
Scott Adams

Women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently.
Scott Adams

You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.
Scott Adams

You don't have to be a person of influence to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me.
Scott Adams

You give anybody a billion dollars, and of course they are passionate. Passion is one of those things like willpower in that there's magical thinking about it. You've got to be careful about magical thinking.
Scott Adams

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
Joseph Addison

A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
Joseph Addison

A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
Joseph Addison

Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
Joseph Addison

Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
Joseph Addison

An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
Joseph Addison

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
Joseph Addison

Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
Joseph Addison

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
Joseph Addison

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
Joseph Addison

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner.
Joseph Addison

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Joseph Addison

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
Joseph Addison

Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
Joseph Addison

I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.
Joseph Addison

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
Joseph Addison

I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Joseph Addison

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
Joseph Addison

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison

Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
Joseph Addison

Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!
Joseph Addison

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
Joseph Addison

Jesters do often prove prophets.
Joseph Addison

Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies.
Joseph Addison

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
Joseph Addison

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
Joseph Addison

Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.
Joseph Addison

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Joseph Addison

Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
Joseph Addison

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.
Joseph Addison

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Joseph Addison

Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!
Joseph Addison

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
Joseph Addison

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
Joseph Addison

Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
Joseph Addison

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
Joseph Addison

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Joseph Addison

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Joseph Addison

See in what peace a Christian can die.
Joseph Addison

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
Joseph Addison

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
Joseph Addison

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
Joseph Addison

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
Joseph Addison

The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
Joseph Addison

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison

The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day, sprouts up in Follies that are only to be killed by a constant and assiduous Culture.
Joseph Addison

The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
Joseph Addison

The post of honour is a private station.
Joseph Addison

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Joseph Addison

The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life... Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality.
Joseph Addison

The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
Joseph Addison

The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
Joseph Addison

The woman that deliberates is lost.
Joseph Addison

There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
Joseph Addison

There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch.
Joseph Addison

There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
Joseph Addison

There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.
Joseph Addison

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison

Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship.
Joseph Addison

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.
Joseph Addison

To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man.
Joseph Addison

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
Joseph Addison

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
Joseph Addison

We are always doing something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something for us.
Joseph Addison

What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.
Joseph Addison

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Joseph Addison

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Joseph Addison

When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
Joseph Addison

With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.
Joseph Addison

A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
George Ade

A good jolly is worth what you pay for it.
George Ade

A man never feels more important than when he receives a telegram containing more than ten words.
George Ade

After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
George Ade

Anybody can win - unless there happens to be a second entry.
George Ade

Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
George Ade

Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people.
George Ade

For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
George Ade

He had been kicked in the head by a mule when young, and believed everything he read in the Sunday papers.
George Ade

If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.
George Ade

It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.
George Ade

Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.
George Ade

One man's poison ivy is another man's spinach.
George Ade

Only the more rugged mortals should attempt to keep up with current literature.
George Ade

R-E-M-O-R-S-E!
Those dry Martinis did the work for me;
Last night at twelve I felt immense,
Today I feel like thirty cents.
My eyes are bleared, my coppers hot,
I'll try to eat, but I cannot.
It is no time for mirth and laughter,
The cold, grey dawn of the morning after.

George Ade

She was short on intellect, but long on shape.
George Ade

The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.
George Ade

To insure peace of mind ignore the rules and regulations.
George Ade

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
Alfred Adler

A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.
Alfred Adler

Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.
Alfred Adler

Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology, which has all the inevitability of fate, so long as he does not understand it.
Alfred Adler

Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
Alfred Adler

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
Alfred Adler

God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.
Alfred Adler

In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family.
Alfred Adler

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
Alfred Adler

It is easy to believe that life is long and one's gifts are vast - easy at the beginning, that is. But the limits of life grow more evident; it becomes clear that great work can be done rarely, if at all.
Alfred Adler

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.
Alfred Adler

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
Alfred Adler

Man knows much more than he understands.
Alfred Adler

Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.
Alfred Adler

My difficulties belong to me!
Alfred Adler

No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.
Alfred Adler

Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
Alfred Adler

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
Alfred Adler

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
Alfred Adler

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
Alfred Adler

The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.
Alfred Adler

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.
Alfred Adler

The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
Alfred Adler

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
Alfred Adler

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
Alfred Adler

There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.
Alfred Adler

To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.
Alfred Adler

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
Alfred Adler

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
Alfred Adler

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.
Alfred Adler

We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal. We must see what conclusion the child has drawn.
Alfred Adler

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
Alfred Adler

We must never neglect the patient's own use of his symptoms.
Alfred Adler

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Aesop

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Aesop

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Aesop

Adventure is worthwhile.
Aesop

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
Aesop

After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Aesop

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Aesop

Appearances are often deceiving.
Aesop

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
Aesop

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Aesop

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Aesop

Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
Aesop

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Aesop

Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
Aesop

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
Aesop

Example is the best precept.
Aesop

Familiarity breeds contempt.
Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Aesop

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Aesop

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
Aesop

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
Aesop

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Aesop

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Aesop

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
Aesop

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Aesop

It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
Aesop

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
Aesop

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
Aesop

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Aesop

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Aesop

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
Aesop

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
Aesop

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Aesop

Please all, and you will please none.
Aesop

Plodding wins the race.
Aesop

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
Aesop

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
Aesop

The gods help them that help themselves.
Aesop

The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
Aesop

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
Aesop

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Aesop

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Aesop

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Aesop

United we stand, divided we fall.
Aesop

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Aesop

We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
Aesop

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Aesop

Every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next, they say it has been discovered before. Lastly, they say they have always believed it.
Louis Agassiz

Facts are stupid until brought into connection with some general law.
Louis Agassiz

I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
Louis Agassiz

Study nature, not books.
Louis Agassiz

The glacier was God's great plough set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth.
Louis Agassiz

The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature.
Louis Agassiz

A professional is a man who can do his job when he doesn't feel like it. An amateur is a man who can't do his work when he does feel like it.
James Agate

Don't pity me now, don't pity me never; I'm going to do nothing for ever and ever.
James Agate

My mind is not a bed to be made and re-made.
James Agate

New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
James Agate

Shaw's plays are the price we pay for Shaw's prefaces.
James Agate

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
James Agate

All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of '38, '39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance.
Gianni Agnelli

And I don't say that we didn't expect it, but we were pleasantly surprised to see the generosity of their foreign policy; and the generosity of their foreign policy at that moment was expressed through the Marshall Plan.
Gianni Agnelli

And the buying of new machinery meant not only the possibility of production, but even the new technology, 'cos as I mentioned before, we were back of seven, eight years.
Gianni Agnelli

I have never compared myself to my managers ... although I have made some big financial decisions on my own and decided on new investments, I have never involved myself in managerial decisions.
Gianni Agnelli

I mean, what Fiat had it was not very big, it was something like forty or fifty million dollars, but it's enough to get revolving credit, to get starting away again, the buying of new machinery.
Gianni Agnelli

Italy in the first years got food, for the first year or the first periods got food. Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines, let's say, instruments for working.
Gianni Agnelli

Now between '45 and '48, things would change enormously, 'cos we'd had credit in United States, credit from the Bank of America, credit from the Import-Export Bank and people had started working again.
Gianni Agnelli

The factories were heavily bombed, but practically the construction work had been redone very quickly.
Gianni Agnelli

Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the northern industrial cities had been bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948.
Gianni Agnelli

Well, the Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside Soviet Union, there's no doubt about that.
Gianni Agnelli

Any nation has the right and will indeed defend herself.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Cooperation and collaboration among nations and countries can help in the process of development of promoting welfare as well as bringing peace and stability.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Crime against the individual is the equivalent of crime against humanity.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Every year, millions of people from Iran and Iraq travel to each other's countries, and we also have marriages between Iraqis and Iranians. Many Iranians were born in Iraq, and many Iraqis were born in Iran. This is a kind of special, cordial amicable ties.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

For hundreds of years Iranians have been migrating to many parts of the world. They took Islamic culture to other parts of the world and established it there.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Fortunately, Iranians are politically active worldwide.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Fundamentally, I do agree, certainly, people must be allowed to express their own opinions freely. Freedom is part of the essential rights of all nations.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Global equations undergo changes, this is their nature.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Governments and nations should sit together and resolve issues. Reforms must be reached through understanding. But others should not interfere.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I believe the people of the U.S. are peace-loving people.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I cannot determine what people or nations should do, but I do think that extremism gives birth to following and subsequent extremism.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I do believe that all of the world needs reform. The reform must take place everywhere.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I do hope that all nations can live in complete security and welfare.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I pass no judgment about historic events. I defend the human freedoms. Whatever event has taken place throughout history, or hasn't taken place, I cannot judge that.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I think everyone must settle for what is in the parameter of their own rights. No one must have an evil intention toward the territorial benefit or integrity of other nations.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I'm an academic. I teach at the university, and that's where I will go back to.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I'm not in charge of judgments in Iran. The judicial system in Iran is an independent body of its own, and it follows the laws, and it must operate according to the law.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

In Iran I think nobody loses their job because of making a statement that reflects their opinion. From this point of view, conditions in Iran are far better than in many other places in the world.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

In Iran, people are free to express their views. Every day, some people criticize the policies of the government.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

In Iran, we don't have homosexuals, like in your country.
Responding to a question about the treatment of gays and lesbians in Iran during a visit to Columbia University in New York City on September 24, 2007.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

It is not just for a few states to sit and veto global approvals.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Of course what is talked about in the U.N. General Assembly is very important. Officials, the leaders of nations, appear there to speak of the most important topics - what they perceive to be the most important topics.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

One can not impede scientific progress.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Our dear country, Iran, throughout history has been subject to threats.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish. They did not wait for permission to do this. They do not deal a blow with prior notice. They do not take action because they can't.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Our nation is today a powerful nation.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites - let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Prior to the United Nations even being formed, Palestine was a country. But the right of the Palestinian people were trampled, and unfortunately, international organizations contributed to those rights being trampled.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Technical knowledge has now become an integral aspect of the Iranian psyche.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The best world is one in which all countries cooperate with one another to kind of meet each other's needs and be partners in the process.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The government of Iran has no problem with the American nation.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of the war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity. It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self-confidence and in this way dominate them.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The UN structure is one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The Zionists are very much, very adventuresome, very much seeking to fabricate things, and I think they see themselves at the end of the line, and I do firmly believe that they seek to create new opportunities for themselves and their adventurous behaviors.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Today, the Muslim world is the poorest of the global powers.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We are not afraid of nuclear weapons. The point is that if we had in fact wanted to build a nuclear bomb, we are brave enough to say that we want it. But we never do that.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We believe that visa quotas should be lifted and people should visit anywhere they wish freely.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We desire an expansion of relations with regional states and the establishment of extensive public contacts.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We have a relationship with Syria, an old relationship. We also have good relations with the people of Syria, with all segments of the population. This is the situation as well in Iraq and other countries.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We see today that there is a growing understanding in the international community that the extremist regime in Tehran is not just Israel's problem, but rather an issue that the entire international community must grapple with.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We've never been anti-Semitic.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
Howard H. Aiken

The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself.
Howard H. Aiken

There's my education in computers, right there; this is the whole thing, everything I took out of a book.
Howard H. Aiken

A guy who gets fired and humiliated in the press can lose a lot of confidence.
Roger Ailes

A lot of what we do at Fox is blue-collar stuff.
Roger Ailes

All business is basically about customers and marketing and making money and capitalism and winning and promoting it and having something someone really wants.
Roger Ailes

Anybody who knows me knows that half the time I'm saying things with a somewhat humorous overtone.
Roger Ailes

Attacking me and Fox News is nothing new - it's a cottage industry.
Roger Ailes

Audiences are shifting. Platforms are shifting. Ages are shifting. It's better to be in charge of change than to have to react to change.
Roger Ailes

CNBC was completely in the dumper when I went there.
Roger Ailes

CNN and MSNBC, our primary competitors, are trying to figure out how to beat us. There are some good, smart people at those networks, and even occasionally a blind pig finds an acorn.
Roger Ailes

CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad.
Roger Ailes

David Dinkins was a financial disaster personally - and as an administrator. That is what the record shows.
Roger Ailes

Do I take alternative points of view? Yes, because all the media are going in another direction.
Roger Ailes

Everybody fears the unknown. But I have a strong feeling there's something bigger than us. I don't think all this exists because some rocks happened to collide. I'm at peace. When it comes, I'll be fine, calm. I'll miss life, though. Especially my family.
Roger Ailes

Fox News has a very-high-income audience, and I think that any business channel automatically draws that. We're not gonna reach for a lower financial demographic.
Roger Ailes

Fox News Latino has a mission to point out the positives of the Latino population, operating within the framework of making America great.
Roger Ailes

Fox News Latino will show people how opportunities exist, that whenever we are overregulated, or there is too much government, we lose freedom. We lose power. That is, historically, one hundred percent true.
Roger Ailes

Giving up your core business in search of a phantom audience is not wise.
Roger Ailes

Growing up in Ohio and just being kind of an average guy from flyover country - my dad was a factory guy - I try to put things on a screen that reflect reality. I don't mind if people want to argue with that, or think that's crazy.
Roger Ailes

Hispanics who get on government programs are doing only a little better than they were in the old country.
Roger Ailes

I believe business news is general news.
Roger Ailes

I believe most people think the economy is very important.
Roger Ailes

I can't look hip, but I don't want to be hip.
Roger Ailes

I can't stand cruel people. And if I see people doing something mean to somebody else just to make themselves feel important, it really gets me mad.
Roger Ailes

I consider myself a freedom fighter, fighting for my clients.
Roger Ailes

I could never be elected.
Roger Ailes

I did what I did. I went against the grain. And I understand that I would be criticized. Those were all choices.
Roger Ailes

I didn't give up my citizenship to create and run a news organization.
Roger Ailes

I don't care about my legacy. It's too late. My enemies will create it, and they'll push it.
Roger Ailes

I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job.
Roger Ailes

I don't ignore anything. Somebody gets in my face, I get in their face.
Roger Ailes

I don't pay a lot of attention to communist infiltrators.
Roger Ailes

I don't remember threatening anybody, ever. I don't like threats. I don't respond well to them, so I don't give them. But I'm not a doormat. I try to meet the appropriate level of communications.
Roger Ailes

I don't rise to the occasion when there's no occasion.
Roger Ailes

I don't tell Rupert Murdoch who to endorse.
Roger Ailes

I don't think the liberal media hates me. I think they don't like what I say.
Roger Ailes

I don't want my son to have to collect a bunch of New York Times articles to see what I was like.
Roger Ailes

I go to mass every Sunday, which is a shock to everybody.
Roger Ailes

I grew up in the era when Dan Rather hated Richard Nixon. He was a newsman, but you knew what his opinion was.
Roger Ailes

I happen to think that the Latino audience is an essentially traditional audience and will go to Fox News for traditional American values.
Roger Ailes

I have a good eye for talent, and my talent performs the best.
Roger Ailes

I have a soft spot for Joe Biden. I like him. But he's dumb as an ashtray.
Roger Ailes

I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings.
Roger Ailes

I know there are limits to what a coach can accomplish in improving speechmaking unless the subject is a diligent student of himself.
Roger Ailes

I like Bloomberg; he's a friend.
Roger Ailes

I like Marco Rubio. But I don't know about as a vice-presidential candidate. He's a nice guy, and that role requires kicking the crap out of your opponents.
Roger Ailes

I like talent. I respect talent. I teach talent.
Roger Ailes

I look for something unique, and I look for people who haven't reached their potential. I think I'm pretty good at developing talent.
Roger Ailes

I love pressure situations. I won't run for cover, and I'll try to take as much of the heat as possible. Because I feel I can stand it better than most people.
Roger Ailes

I never want to get caught with not expecting something.
Roger Ailes

I never want to lose. I hate to lose... But Babe Ruth struck out 1,300 times. You can't hit the home run every time you come up to bat.
Roger Ailes

I only understand friendship or scorched earth.
Roger Ailes

I quit politics because I hated it.
Roger Ailes

I think almost everything in life is life-experience, personality-driven.
Roger Ailes

I think liberals have a lot of good ideas, actually. But I've been pigeonholed, and I'm quite comfortable with it.
Roger Ailes

I think that Fox & Friends audience is going to increase. That franchise in the morning is very important to any television operation because they make money.
Roger Ailes

I view myself more as a traditionalist than a conservative. But I like the traditions, so I tend to try to keep them alive. But I'm open to any kind of political thought - I don't care - I have people that I don't agree with, and I have good friends I don't agree with, but for me personally, I'm more comfortable with the traditional stuff.
Roger Ailes

I want clean water and clean air and conservation... that's not what extreme environmentalists are all about. For them, it is a religion. They believe in trees and animals, not God.
Roger Ailes

I want to elect the next president.
Roger Ailes

I want to prove that a fat guy can get to 100 still working.
Roger Ailes

I was a political consultant for 40 years, and we never said that about a person. That's not a nice thing to say about anybody. It's not true.
Roger Ailes

I was in the Oval Office when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon because I was called in to coordinate the coverage. I got to thinking, We have a feed from the moon. We've got a feed from the Earth. I can set up the first interplanetary shot in history.
Roger Ailes

I was the youngest producer of a national television show when I was twenty-five. I took it to 182 markets. Tremendous success.
Roger Ailes

I worked three summers putting in sewer pipe and guardrail on the road in Ohio.
Roger Ailes

I would like to be on Dancing with the Stars.
Roger Ailes

I'd like to hire Hillary Clinton. She looks unhappy at the State Department. She'd get ratings.
Roger Ailes

I'm a great believer in giving people a chance.
Roger Ailes

I'm constantly trying to invent different ways to do things. If you're going to be a television executive, you have to change with the times.
Roger Ailes

I'm not a very good reporter, and I'm not very good at holding my tongue. I can't stand it when people make up stuff.
Roger Ailes

I'm not in politics. I'm in the media business.
Roger Ailes

I'm not trying to be anyone. You know why other executives always hire phonies? Because they're phonies. They hire phonies because they like phonies. They're comfortable with them.
Roger Ailes

I've been an underdog all my life.
Roger Ailes

I've been kicked out of every damn church I've ever belonged to.
Roger Ailes

I've been thanked a lot in Wendy's, Applebee's, and Marriot hotels, I've never been thanked in Le Cirque, for some reason. I try to spend as little time as possible in Le Cirque; that's not because the food isn't good... I'm not the kind of guy who likes to find his food under his parsley.
Roger Ailes

I've got a bad leg; I'm a little overweight, so I can't run fast, but I will fight.
Roger Ailes

I've never wanted my kid faced with the idea of, Who's the fat guy sitting in the living room? What the hell is he doing? I figure I might as well go to work so he can say his dad works.
Roger Ailes

If people know you'll go to any lengths for your client, they're less likely to play games with you.
Roger Ailes

If somebody comes to me looking for a fight, they might get one.
Roger Ailes

If somebody wants to book Alec Baldwin on one of our shows, and he wants to come on and talk to our people and say what he wants, I don't care. We would question him on his choice of words.
Roger Ailes

If we look conservative, it's because the other guys are so far to the left.
Roger Ailes

If you are not being bombed, you are not in business.
Roger Ailes

If you have two guys on a stage and one guy says, I have a solution to the Middle East problem, and the other guy falls into the orchestra pit, who do you think is going to be on the evening news?
Roger Ailes

If you're going to be mad at somebody, let's get mad at the terrorists.
Roger Ailes

If you're in the Senate and in the minority, you just get to give speeches and run around and raise money. If you're in the majority, you're under attack from the press every day.
Roger Ailes

If you're making money, and you've hit your targets for five years, you don't need to demand a new contract.
Roger Ailes

If you've got a big star like O'Reilly, it does overshadow what the hard-news guys do during the day. That's the nature of television.
Roger Ailes

In a capitalistic society, success is determined by whether you can pay the bills.
Roger Ailes

In most news, if you hear a conservative point of view, that's called bias. We believe if you eliminate such a viewpoint, that's bias.
Roger Ailes

It would be a lie to say that I don't care what people say about me. Every human being cares unless they're nuts. Am I nuts? But you can't allow that to override your mission.
Roger Ailes

Joe McGinniss will be remembered as a talented man. He changed political writing forever in 1968. We differed on many things, but he had a good heart.
Roger Ailes

Listen, we elected Warren G. Harding. Anybody has a chance.
Roger Ailes

Money will find you if people believe in your message.
Roger Ailes

Most people don't want to see people in conflict.
Roger Ailes

My doctor told me that I'm old, fat, and ugly, but none of those things is going to kill me immediately.
Roger Ailes

My first qualification is I didn't go to Columbia Journalism School.
Roger Ailes

My job is to cover the news and do it accurately and fair. And we do.
Roger Ailes

My toughest job every day is maintaining intensity with myself and with my staff.
Roger Ailes

Nobody wants to be in a position of defending anything Fox might do for minorities.
Roger Ailes

Obama's the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn't public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time.
Roger Ailes

People don't want to be informed. They want to feel informed.
Roger Ailes

People think in terms of stories. And when you are able to connect your vision or your plan or your idea to a story, it's far more compelling.
Roger Ailes

People who watch news are pretty smart. Most of them don't just go to one channel for all their news anyway.
Roger Ailes

Personally, I'm right of center.
Roger Ailes

Television and I grew up together.
Roger Ailes

Television is not a gimmick.
Roger Ailes

Television is not a mirror; it is a hammer.
Roger Ailes

Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.
Roger Ailes

Tell me who you want to see on the Left, and I'll hire them. If you give me a big name that's out there, that's floating around and wants work, I'd be happy to hire them.
Roger Ailes

The American people probably know the economy is not doing well, but in a difficult time they want to see something better, and they want to see a president that's going to make something better.
Roger Ailes

The audience will vote with their remote controls. You live and die by your ability to entertain, because it's a competitive world.
Roger Ailes

The best politics is right in the middle. But, unfortunately, the best ratings are on the fringes.
Roger Ailes

The contributions being made by Latinos are extraordinary, and we need to talk about them.
Roger Ailes

The difference between pros and amateurs is that pros play hurt.
Roger Ailes

The easiest thing in the world is to have an opinion. The hardest thing is to change it.
Roger Ailes

The NBC News people won't get caught dead on MSNBC.
Roger Ailes

The news business is simple, but it's not easy to do well.
Roger Ailes

The only question is how big the lies are going to be. That's what I say.
Roger Ailes

The press is supposed to watch the powerful. And not throw in with them.
Roger Ailes

The reality is, to watch Jon Stewart, you already have to have watched the news. In other words, it's not funny if he does a joke about John McCain and they don't know who John McCain is.
Roger Ailes

There are always people that will rise to the occasion when there is no occasion, but it is hard to find people will do it when there is.
Roger Ailes

There are more conservatives on Fox. But we are not a conservative network.
Roger Ailes

There is a - deep down, underneath all the work I do, I think there's a laziness in me.
Roger Ailes

There is a tendency in the media to simplify me to the point that I am somehow a tough guy. I think there is a lot more to me.
Roger Ailes

To succeed in television, you need to know what you want and never let go of your vision.
Roger Ailes

Twitter is a wonderful device. And I call it a device, but there are people that are addicted to it now. That's not good. You're really not very interesting using only so many letters.
Roger Ailes

Usually, there are three or four major news spikes per year.
Roger Ailes

Van Jones has one job: to stir up racism, whether he can find it or not.
Roger Ailes

Vanity Fair is a left-wing rag.
Roger Ailes

We didn't have locks in the early 1940s because nobody got into anybody's house, and nobody did anything wrong.
Roger Ailes

We're Americans. It's a culture. We should defend that culture, and we should reinforce that culture.
Roger Ailes

We're losing our freedom of speech. We are losing freedom of religion. We are losing freedom of the press.
Roger Ailes

We're not programming to conservatives. We're just not eliminating their point of view.
Roger Ailes

What I think works for Fox News is we have a very direct form of communication.
Roger Ailes

When I was in politics, I always got accused of image-making and trying to make them something they weren't. Truth was - and nobody ever discovered it, although I was in that business for twenty years - what I was trying to do was to get them to be themselves.
Roger Ailes

When the press falls in love, they fall in love hard.
Roger Ailes

Who's like Bill O'Reilly? If there was somebody like Bill O'Reilly, they'd be out there getting ratings. No matter how much the mainstream press dumps on him, the guy constantly delivers an interesting show. He's unique.
Roger Ailes

Wolf Blitzer is an excellent reporter, but he's not a star.
Roger Ailes

Yes, people will pay for the Fox News Channel, despite the fact that the general feeling, one created by the Internet, is that everything should be free.
Roger Ailes

You are the only one who decides how much you are worth. Don't let anyone else tell you differently.
Roger Ailes

You cannot allow whether someone likes you or not to alter your course of action. Sometimes I think, Sure, that hurts my feelings. But it's not so important that I will adjust what I'm doing because someone is not going to like me.
Roger Ailes

You don't change minds in America with facts. You change minds with emotion.
Roger Ailes

You have to accept the fact that part of the sizzle of sex comes from the danger of sex.
Roger Ailes

You just don't go out when you're over 55 years of age, have a colossal failure, and expect to find work in your field again.
Roger Ailes

You never pull the trigger until you know you can win.
Roger Ailes

America has got the equivalent of stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in.
Todd Akin

As I said, I believe life starts at conception.
Todd Akin

At the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God.
Todd Akin

I am deeply concerned about America.
Todd Akin

I don't apologize.
Todd Akin

I don't know the future.
Todd Akin

I may not be the favourite candidate of some people within the Republican establishment, but the voters made a decision.
Todd Akin

I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life.
Todd Akin

I oppose the attempts of homosexual activists to treat homosexual activity as a civil right to be protected and promoted by the government.
Todd Akin

I stand up for the things I believe in.
Todd Akin

I was involved in some peaceful protests.
Todd Akin

I will work with anyone that wants to get America back on track and make sure that the government is the servant and no longer the master.
Todd Akin

I'm a dad and that's pretty important.
Todd Akin

I'm not a quitter.
Todd Akin

I'm standing for real freedom.
Todd Akin

If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
KTVI-TV interview on August 19, 2012.
Todd Akin

It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government, the idea that there should not be some tyranny which makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote.
Todd Akin

Just because somebody makes a mistake doesn't make them useless.
Todd Akin

Just dying should not be a reason for taxes.
Todd Akin

More freedom means more jobs... less government and less taxes.
Todd Akin

My base will show up in earthquakes.
Todd Akin

Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term, but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person. All you add is food and climate control, and some time, and the embryo becomes you or me.
Todd Akin

Social Security is a tax.
Todd Akin

Taiwan is a budding democracy, and the people have participated in multi-party democratic elections since 1996.
Todd Akin

The advent of self-government for the Iraqi people is a watershed moment in their history.
Todd Akin

The Supreme Court and courts in general have been usurping the role of the legislative branch of government.
Todd Akin

We could learn from the Pilgrims by understanding that the Bible is not just a book of how to be nice to people, it is an entire blueprint for the way civilization can be structured.
Todd Akin

We don't want the efficiency of the federal government and the compassion of the IRS to run our health care.
Todd Akin

We have a long heritage of freedom that defines America. We believe there is a Creator who blessed us with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Todd Akin

You know, don't tell anybody I'm a jail bird, you know, but there were a bunch of us that were years ago involved in the pro-life movement.
Todd Akin

Even the great can have only their own sort of greatness.
Zoë Akins

Forgetting is the cost of living cheerfully.
Zoë Akins

It is much more exquisite to be blown from the tree as a flower than to be shaken down as a shriveled and bitter fruit.
Zoë Akins

It's all right to tell a wife the brutal truth, but you've got to go sort of easy with your lady-love.
Zoë Akins

No one can ever help loving anyone.
Zoë Akins

Nothing seems so tragic to one who is old as the death of one who is young, and this alone proves that life is a good thing.
Zoë Akins

Of bird and prophet and his light shall lead On through the darkness to eventual light, To undiscovered wealth, to newer need ...
Zoë Akins

Shutting one's eyes is an art, my dear. I suppose there's no use trying to make you see that - but that's the only way one can stay married.
Zoë Akins

The success-haters. That's what I call them - the people who have never got what they want and turned sour on everybody who has. The world's full of them. As soon as you've made good they begin to watch for you to fail.The success-haters. That's what I call them - the people who have never got what they want and turned sour on everybody who has. The world's full of them. As soon as you've made good they begin to watch for you to fail.
Zoë Akins

To accuse is so easy that it is infamous to do so where proof is impossible!
Zoë Akins

Work alone qualifies us for life.
Zoë Akins

A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
Amos Bronson Alcott

A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
Amos Bronson Alcott

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
Amos Bronson Alcott

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Our dreams drench us in sense, and sense steeps us again in dreams.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Our ideals are our better selves.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
Amos Bronson Alcott

That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
Amos Bronson Alcott

The less routine the more life.
Amos Bronson Alcott

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
Amos Bronson Alcott

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
Amos Bronson Alcott

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
Amos Bronson Alcott

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
Amos Bronson Alcott

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
Amos Bronson Alcott

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
Louisa May Alcott

A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
Louisa May Alcott

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
Louisa May Alcott

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott

Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.
Louisa May Alcott

Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.
Louisa May Alcott

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
Louisa May Alcott

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
Louisa May Alcott

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
Louisa May Alcott

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
Louisa May Alcott

Housekeeping ain't no joke.
Louisa May Alcott

I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us.
Louisa May Alcott

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott

Is it not meningitis?
Louisa May Alcott

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
Louisa May Alcott

It takes two flints to make a fire.
Louisa May Alcott

Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
Louisa May Alcott

Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott

Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes.
Louisa May Alcott

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.
Louisa May Alcott

People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world.
Louisa May Alcott

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
Louisa May Alcott

Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
Louisa May Alcott

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
Louisa May Alcott

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
Louisa May Alcott

Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.
Louisa May Alcott

Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it.
Louisa May Alcott

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott

Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on a dunghill.
Richard Aldington

Yekaterina Alexeevna - See  Catherine

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
Muhammad Ali

A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing.
Muhammad Ali

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
Muhammad Ali

Ali's got a left, Ali's got a right - when he knocks you down, you'll sleep for the night; and when you lie on the floor and the ref counts to ten, hope and pray that you never meet me again.
Muhammad Ali

All black Americans have slave names. They have white names; names that the slave master has given to them.
Muhammad Ali

All of us are so mixed. My great-grandfather was white.
Muhammad Ali

Allah's the Arabic term for God. Stand up for God, fight for God, work for God and do the right thing, and go the right way, things will end up in your corner.
Muhammad Ali

America is the greatest country in the world.
Muhammad Ali

Anywhere I go, there is always an incredible crowd that follows me. In Rome, as I land at the airport, even the men kiss me. I love Rome.
Muhammad Ali

At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.
Muhammad Ali

Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
Muhammad Ali

Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free, that I don't belong anymore to anyone, that I'm not a slave anymore, I gave back their white name, and I chose a beautiful African one.
Muhammad Ali

Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
Muhammad Ali

Don't feel sorry for me.
Muhammad Ali

Ever since I first came here in 1963 to fight Henry Cooper, I have loved the people of England.
Muhammad Ali

Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!
Muhammad Ali

Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the U.S. Bureau of Wild Life.
Muhammad Ali

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Muhammad Ali

Go up in an airplane. Go high enough, and it's like we don't even exist.
Muhammad Ali

God tries you in certain, certain ways. Some people are rich, and they believe in God. They lose the money, things get hard, they get weak and quit going to church. Quit serving God like they did.
Muhammad Ali

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Muhammad Ali

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali

I always bring out the best in men I fight, but Joe Frazier, I'll tell the world right now, brings out the best in me. I'm gonna tell ya, that's one helluva man, and God bless him.
Muhammad Ali

I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.
Muhammad Ali

I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own.
Muhammad Ali

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
Muhammad Ali

I calculate that I took 20,000 punches, but I earned millions and kept a lot of it. I may talk slow, but my mind is OK.
Muhammad Ali

I didn't want to submit to the army and then, on the day of judgment, have God say to me, Why did you do that? This life is a trial, and you realize that what you do is going to be written down for Judgment Day.
Muhammad Ali

I don't have to be what you want me to be.
Muhammad Ali

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
Muhammad Ali

I figure I'll be champ for about ten years and then I'll let my brother take over - like the Kennedys down in Washington.
Muhammad Ali

I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
Muhammad Ali

I give thanks to God and to all the people in the UK who have supported me over the years.
Muhammad Ali

I got no quarrel with them Vietcong.
Muhammad Ali

I had a good time boxing. I enjoyed it - and I may come back.
Muhammad Ali

I had to prove you could be a new kind of black man. I had to show the world.
Muhammad Ali

I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
Muhammad Ali

I have been so great in boxing they had to create an image like Rocky, a white image on the screen, to counteract my image in the ring. America has to have its white images, no matter where it gets them. Jesus, Wonder Woman, Tarzan and Rocky.
Muhammad Ali

I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin' hell, but as long as they ain't free, I ain't free.
Muhammad Ali

I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
Muhammad Ali

I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
Muhammad Ali

I said I was The Greatest, I never said I was the smartest!
Muhammad Ali

I shook up the world, I shook up the world.
Muhammad Ali

I should be a postage stamp, because that's the only way I'll ever get licked. I'm beautiful. I'm fast. I'm so mean I make medicine sick. I can't possibly be beat.
Muhammad Ali

I used to tease Joe Louis by reminding him that I was the greatest of all time. But Joe Louis was the greatest heavyweight fighter ever.
Muhammad Ali

I wanted to use my fame and this face that everyone knows so well to help uplift and inspire people around the world.
Muhammad Ali

I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
Muhammad Ali

I would say things like I am the greatest! I'm pretty! If you talk jive, you'll drop in five! I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! I'm pretty! When white people heard me talking like this, some said, That black man talks too much. He's bragging.
Muhammad Ali

I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.
Muhammad Ali

I'm just hoping that people understand that Islam is peace and not violence.
Muhammad Ali

I'm more at home with my log cabins than I am in my house in Cherry Hill.
Muhammad Ali

I'm no leader; I'm a little humble follower.
Muhammad Ali

I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round.
Muhammad Ali

I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
Muhammad Ali

I'm the greatest thing that ever lived! I'm the king of the world! I'm a bad man. I'm the prettiest thing that ever lived.
Muhammad Ali

I'm the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren't no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn't know about them.
Muhammad Ali

I've been everywhere in the world, seen everything, had everything a man can have.
Muhammad Ali

I've made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better, I haven't lived in vain.
Muhammad Ali

I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing, and the shadow won.
Muhammad Ali

If I said I would knock out Sonny Liston in 1 minute and 49 seconds of the first round, that would hurt the gate.
Muhammad Ali

If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
Muhammad Ali

If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
Muhammad Ali

If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you - until you get your revenge.
Muhammad Ali

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
Muhammad Ali

It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila.
Muhammad Ali

It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am.
Muhammad Ali

It's in my blood to be around people while I was training.
Muhammad Ali

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Muhammad Ali

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
Muhammad Ali

It's not bragging if you can back it up.
Muhammad Ali

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
Muhammad Ali

Joe Frazier got hit more than me - and he doesn't have Parkinson's.
Muhammad Ali

Joe Frazier is so ugly that when he cries, the tears turn around and go down the back of his head.
Muhammad Ali

Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.
Muhammad Ali

Life is so, so short. Life is so, so short. Bible says it's like a vapor.
Muhammad Ali

Man, I ain't got no quarrel with them Vietcong.
Muhammad Ali

My lectures, based on Islamic teachings, were on various subjects. Some of the titles were, The Intoxication of Life, The Purpose of Life, The Real Cause of Man's Distress, The Journey to the Goal in Life, and, one of my favorites, The Heart of Man. They contained important insights that spoke to something deep inside me.
Muhammad Ali

My only fault is that I don't realize how great I really am.
Muhammad Ali

My principles are more important than the money or my title.
Muhammad Ali

My toughest fight was with my first wife.
Muhammad Ali

My trainer don't tell me nothing between rounds. I don't allow him to. I fight the fight. All I want to know is did I win the round. It's too late for advice.
Muhammad Ali

My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.
Muhammad Ali

Never put your money against Cassius Clay, for you will never have a lucky day.
Muhammad Ali

No intelligent black man or black woman in his or her right black mind wants white boys and white girls coming to their homes to marry their black sons and daughters.
Muhammad Ali

No one knows what to say in the loser's locker room.
Muhammad Ali

No, I am not going 10,000 miles to help murder, kill, and burn other people to simply help continue the domination of white slavemasters over dark people the world over. This is the day and age when such evil injustice must come to an end.
Muhammad Ali

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Muhammad Ali

People don't realize what they had till it's gone. Like President Kennedy, there was no one like him, the Beatles, and my man Elvis Presley. I was the Elvis of boxing.
Muhammad Ali

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
Muhammad Ali

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Muhammad Ali

Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.
Muhammad Ali

Sonny Liston is nothing. The man can't talk. The man can't fight. The man needs talking lessons. The man needs boxing lessons. And since he's gonna fight me, he needs falling lessons.
Muhammad Ali

Superman don't need no seat belt.
Muhammad Ali

Terrorists are not following Islam. Killing people and blowing up people and dropping bombs in places and all this is not the way to spread the word of Islam. So people realize now that all Muslims are not terrorists.
Muhammad Ali

The fact is, I was never too bright in school. I ain't ashamed of it, though. I mean, how much do school principals make a month?
Muhammad Ali

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
Muhammad Ali

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Muhammad Ali

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
Muhammad Ali

The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world - Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon - there are more Muhammads than anything else. When I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ.
Muhammad Ali

The Nation of Islam's main focus was teaching black pride and self-awareness. Why should we keep trying to force ourselves into white restaurants and schools when white people didn't want us? Why not clean up our own neighborhoods and schools instead of trying to move out of them and into white people's neighborhoods?
Muhammad Ali

The only thing that matters is submitting to the will of God.
Muhammad Ali

The white man is destroying the world.
Muhammad Ali

The word Islam means peace. The word Muslim means one who surrenders to God. But the press makes us seem like haters.
Muhammad Ali

There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
Muhammad Ali

There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.
Muhammad Ali

To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.
Muhammad Ali

To make America the greatest is my goal, so I beat the Russian and I beat the Pole. And for the USA won the medal of gold. The Greeks said, You're better than the Cassius of old.
Muhammad Ali

Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
Muhammad Ali

We who follow the teachings of Elijah Muhammad don't want to be forced to integrate. Integration is wrong. We don't want to live with the white man; that's all.
Muhammad Ali

What keeps me going is goals.
Muhammad Ali

When I won the Golden Gloves in 1960, that made me realize I had a chance. And when I won at the Olympics, that sealed it: I was the champ.
Muhammad Ali

White people just don't want their slaves to be free. That's the whole thing.
Muhammad Ali

Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go ten thousand miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?
Muhammad Ali

You can't keep your mind on fighting when you're thinking about a woman. You can't keep your concentration. You feel like sleeping all the time.
Muhammad Ali

You think the world was shocked when Nixon resigned? Wait till I whup George Foreman's behind.
Muhammad Ali

A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
Saul Alinsky

All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new.
Saul Alinsky

Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
Saul Alinsky

Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future.
Saul Alinsky

As an organizer, I start from where the world is, as it is, not as I would like it to be. That we accept the world as it is does not in any sense weaken our desire to change it into what we believe it should be - it is necessary to begin where the world is if we are going to change it to what we think it should be. That means working in the system.
Saul Alinsky

Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
Saul Alinsky

Everybody owned stock in the Capone mob; in a way, he was a public benefactor. I remember one time when he arrived at his box seat in Dyche Stadium for a Northwestern football game on Boy Scout Day, and 8,000 scouts got up in the stands and screamed in cadence, Yea, yea, Big Al. Yea, yea, Big Al.
Saul Alinsky

First rule of change is controversy. You can't get away from it for the simple reason all issues are controversial. Change means movement, and movement means friction, and friction means heat, and heat means controversy.
Saul Alinsky

History is a relay of revolutions.
Saul Alinsky

I've never joined any organization - not even the ones I've organized myself. I prize my own independence too much.
Saul Alinsky

If the ends don't justify the means, what does?
Saul Alinsky

If the real radical finds that having long hair sets up psychological barriers to communication and organization, he cuts his hair. If I were organizing in an orthodox Jewish community, I would not walk in there eating a ham sandwich unless I wanted to be rejected so I could have an excuse to cop out.
Saul Alinsky

It does not matter what you know about anything if you cannot communicate to your people. In that event, you are not even a failure. You're just not there.
Saul Alinsky

Last guys don't finish nice.
Saul Alinsky

Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life.
Saul Alinsky

Mankind has been and is divided into three parts: the Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Have-a-Little, Want Mores.
Saul Alinsky

My only fixed truth is a belief in people: a conviction that if people have the opportunity to act freely and the power to control their own destinies, they'll generally reach the right decisions.
Saul Alinsky

No politician can sit on a hot issue if you make it hot enough.
Saul Alinsky

Once I get into hell, I'll start organizing the have-nots over there.
Saul Alinsky

Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.
Saul Alinsky

People cannot be free unless they are willing to sacrifice some of their interests to guarantee the freedom of others. The price of democracy is the ongoing pursuit of the common good by all of the people.
Saul Alinsky

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
Saul Alinsky

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
Saul Alinsky

Radicals must be resilient, adaptable to shifting political circumstances, and sensitive enough to the process of action and reaction to avoid being trapped by their own tactics and forced to travel a road not of their choosing. In short, radicals must have a degree of control over the flow of events.
Saul Alinsky

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.
Saul Alinsky

Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have.
Saul Alinsky

The Capone gang was actually a public utility; it supplied what the people wanted and demanded.
Saul Alinsky

The first step in community organization is community disorganization.
Saul Alinsky

The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.
Saul Alinsky

The job of the organizer is to maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a dangerous enemy.
Saul Alinsky

The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.
Saul Alinsky

The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
Saul Alinsky

To the organizer, compromise is a key and beautiful word. It is always present in the pragmatics of operation... If you start with nothing, demand 100 percent, then compromise for 30 percent, you're 30 percent ahead.
Saul Alinsky

We must believe that it is the darkest before the dawn of a beautiful new world. We will see it when we believe it.
Saul Alinsky

A good girl in Afghanistan should be silent, should not talk about her future, should listen to your family, be like a doll so that everyone can play with her.
Sonita Alizadeh

Being a rapper as a woman is not a good thing in Afghanistan. I kind of put my life in danger whenever I go somewhere to talk about women's rights or make music, rap, or have interviews.
Sonita Alizadeh

Every song is a long process. First I have to write a story for it, and then to make it into a song, I have to make it short and then shorter - so it's not easy!
Sonita Alizadeh

I am against forced marriage, and I'm not afraid to say it.
Sonita Alizadeh

I am an activist and rapper from Afghanistan, and I use rap to speak out and help end child marriage.
Sonita Alizadeh

I don't like high heels.
Sonita Alizadeh

I don't want to be a musician forever. I want to keep going to school and become a lawyer for women's rights and also use the law to help women.
Sonita Alizadeh

I don't want to be famous. I want to change the world.
Sonita Alizadeh

I like Eminem's style, and Missy Elliott. I really like M.I.A.
Sonita Alizadeh

I saw my friends being beaten because they said no to child marriage.
Sonita Alizadeh

I want to go back to my country to help other girls. We need to support girls to see other possibilities for themselves, to have a vision for their own future.
Sonita Alizadeh

I want to study law, become a lawyer, and work in Afghanistan for human rights.
Sonita Alizadeh

In order to see truly where I am and where I want to go, I need to remember where I once was.
Sonita Alizadeh

It means so much to me that my family went against our tradition for me.
Sonita Alizadeh

It was too hard to understand marrying someone I didn't know. When you don't like someone, if he touches you, it's harder than anything.
Sonita Alizadeh

Music reaches people in a way that simple spoken words just can't.
Sonita Alizadeh

My dream has always been to inspire young girls to see their own power and follow big dreams and realize that they have potential.
Sonita Alizadeh

My friends, they get married at 15 years old. I saw them with bruises on their faces. I realized this is the real face of child marriage.
Sonita Alizadeh

My parents tried to sell me. I was looking for a way to share my feelings, so I started to rap to talk about the painful experience of being a girl.
Sonita Alizadeh

My platform for activism is my music, and the issue I am working to address is child marriage. Everyone can find an issue that they care about and their own authentic way of expressing and sharing their message and working for change. When you speak authentically about something that matters to you, your voice has even more power.
Sonita Alizadeh

My story is the story of millions of girls.
Sonita Alizadeh

Rapping is like telling my diary.
Sonita Alizadeh

Sometimes I think the most difficult moments in life were actually good because they made me strong. I was a child labourer. From this, I learned to stand on my own feet. So I don't want to forget the difficulty of my life.
Sonita Alizadeh

The biggest change of my life was coming to America.
Sonita Alizadeh

There is a great power in speaking your truth and standing for something important.
Sonita Alizadeh

There is a lot of suffering and injustice in the world, and there is also a great deal of hope. When you step forward and start speaking about what you see and what you want to change, you can begin living in that hope instead of despair.
Sonita Alizadeh

There was no giving up. Trying and trying. That's what I'm all about.
Sonita Alizadeh

When I rap, it's the only time I'm brave. It's the only time I can say what I want.
Sonita Alizadeh

When I was a little girl, I did not listen to music much. I did not think that one day I would become a rapper. I was born in a very traditional and religious family. Being a female was destroying my dreams. Slowly, first through poetry and then music, I began to find ways to share my thoughts and feelings, talk to my family and to the world.
Sonita Alizadeh

When I was being sold into marriage, it was hard to see a future for myself.
Sonita Alizadeh

When I'm rapping, I become very emotional, and people can feel it through my face.
Sonita Alizadeh

When my father died, I was nine or 10, and my mother was like a dad and a mom to me. She raised me and supported me when I came to the U.S.
Sonita Alizadeh

When my mother told me they have to sell me, I couldn't breathe; I couldn't speak.
Sonita Alizadeh

When the Taliban was ruling Afghanistan, women were not allowed to go to school, to work, or even leave the house without a male chaperone. The greatest moment was when that ended.
Sonita Alizadeh

Fidelity to the public requires that the laws be as plain and explicit as possible, that the less knowing may understand, and not be ensnared by them, while a few may wrest them to their own purposes.
Ethan Allen

In those parts of the world where learning and science have prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue.
Ethan Allen

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
Ethan Allen

The Gods of the valleys are not the Gods of the hills.
Ethan Allen

The people will have an end, and, as they say, the potter knows when the clay is out.
Ethan Allen

Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason.
Ethan Allen

To be a successful soldier, you must know history.
Ethan Allen

The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated.
Ethan Allen

Waiting are they? Waiting are they? Well - let 'em wait.
Ethan Allen

We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth... For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it.
Ethan Allen

While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
Ethan Allen

A celebrity is one who works hard all his life to become well-known and then goes through back streets wearing dark glasses so he won't be recognized.
Fred Allen

A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done.
Fred Allen

A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.
Fred Allen

A conference is a gathering of important people who, singly, can do nothing but together can decide that nothing can be done.
Fred Allen

A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on.
Fred Allen

A molehill man is a pseudo-busy executive who comes to work at 9 a.m. and finds a molehill on his desk. He has until 5 p.m. to make this molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished before lunch.
Fred Allen

A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times, but a good press agent can do even better.
Fred Allen

All I know about humor is that I don't know anything about it.
Fred Allen

An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.
Fred Allen

An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
Fred Allen

An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood who will associate with a producer.
Fred Allen

An income tax form is like a laundry list - either way you lose your shirt.
Fred Allen

California is a great place to live if you're an orange.
Fred Allen

Condensed milk is wonderful. I don't see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans.
Fred Allen

During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk; today we have small men enjoying big talk.
Fred Allen

Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.
Fred Allen

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.
Fred Allen

Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style; it will just look ridiculous year after year.
Fred Allen

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.
Fred Allen

I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and - I can't remember what the third thing is.
Fred Allen

I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.
Fred Allen

I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
Fred Allen

I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin.
Fred Allen

I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there.
Fred Allen

I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.
Fred Allen

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
Fred Allen

I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement.
Fred Allen

I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy.
Fred Allen

I'm not funny. What I am is brave.
Fred Allen

If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn't have to advertise them.
Fred Allen

If I could get my membership fee back, I'd resign from the human race.
Fred Allen

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
Fred Allen

It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals.
Fred Allen

Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.
Fred Allen

Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.
Fred Allen

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.
Fred Allen

My uncle is a Southern planter. He's an undertaker in Alabama.
Fred Allen

Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making.
Fred Allen

Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs.
Fred Allen

Television is a device that permits people who haven't anything to do to watch people who can't do anything.
Fred Allen

Television is a new medium, and I have discovered why it's called a new medium - because nothing is well done.
Fred Allen

Television is the triumph of machine over people.
Fred Allen

The advertising world had space men in it before spacemen existed.
Fred Allen

The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.
Fred Allen

The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Fred Allen

The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand.
Fred Allen

The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference.
Fred Allen

Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners.
Fred Allen

Was she old? When they lit all the candles on her birthday cake, six people were overcome with the heat.
Fred Allen

Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.
Fred Allen

We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
Fred Allen

What's on your mind, if you will allow the overstatement.
Fred Allen

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.
Fred Allen

Before I was governor, tuition was skyrocketing, and we stopped that. We capped and then we froze college tuition.
George Allen

China owns more of our bonds than do Americans. That's not a good position to be in.
George Allen

Election Day 2010 saw the culmination of years of aggravation and resentment toward a federal government that became disconnected and disdainful of the values and priorities of Americans.
George Allen

I did learn that some of the things that are great for locker rooms are inappropriate for political discourse. That's a wisdom I've garnered.
George Allen

I do think that the elections of 2010 and 2012 are going to determine the trajectory of the country. Either we're going to be aspiring and improving opportunities based on freedom and responsibility, or we're going to go down the path that dictates and mandates a dependency on government.
George Allen

I don't like talking about myself. I don't like talking about these introspective things.
George Allen

I have a great respect for incremental improvements, but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes.
George Allen

I have always advocated for funding and programs that increase our productivity and competitiveness.
George Allen

I have no intention of running for office again.
George Allen

I like to motivate and inspire people.
George Allen

I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.
George Allen

I think you always have to be innovating and adapting and improving. You can't stay the same.
George Allen

In some ways, September 11, 2001, seems a long time ago. Yet we have done so much in only a few years, and we will continue to do so in the future, to prevent such attacks on America.
George Allen

In Virginia, the place where I grew up, the Civil War was a powerful image.
George Allen

It is vital that the United States maintains open lines of communication with our allies. We must assure them of our commitment to eradicating global terrorism wherever it may reside or wherever it's given haven.
George Allen

It's time for an American comeback... where leaders in Washington listen to we the people.
George Allen

Let's give a welcome to Macaca here.
George Allen

Most Americans recognize that whatever the government program is, no matter how essential it is, it's waste.
George Allen

My mother is French-Italian with a little Spanish blood in her. I've been raised, and she was, as far as I know, raised as a Christian.
George Allen

One of the things that I have learned since trying to bring in an income from the private sector is that you've got to make money.
George Allen

The idea of reasoning with terrorists without force or with appeasement is naive, and I think it's dangerous.
George Allen

The people of America need personal responsibility and freedom, not dependency on the government.
George Allen

The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?
George Allen

The security of our country is not just a top priority, it's the top priority.
George Allen

Trust free people and free enterprise as opposed to meddling, burdensome government.
George Allen

We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world. For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas.
George Allen

We must ensure our system of higher education offers world-class quality for a world-class economy.
George Allen

We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation.
George Allen

We're going to hear a lot of spirited discussion about the President's plan in the next few days and weeks and that's fine as long as everyone comes ready to talk and not just snipe, complain and argue.
George Allen

When I was elected Governor, we had an audacious agenda that naysayers said couldn't be enacted with a Democrat majority in the state legislature. However, we worked across party lines and enacted historic reforms. Working together, we cut taxes by more than $600 million.
George Allen

You can't have more in benefits than you have in revenues.
George Allen

You know, there are people making a lot of money in this country who can actually afford their own health care.
George Allen

You may not have any extra cheese.
George Allen

A stockbroker is someone who takes all your money and invests it until it's gone.
Woody Allen

As the poet said, Only God can make a tree, probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Woody Allen

Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats.
Woody Allen

Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.
Woody Allen

Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
Woody Allen

Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.
Woody Allen

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen

Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it.
Woody Allen

Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there.
Woody Allen

He was so depressed, he tried to commit suicide by inhaling next to an Armenian.
Woody Allen

His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
Woody Allen

I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Woody Allen

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
Woody Allen

I am two with nature.
Woody Allen

I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.
Woody Allen

I don't believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
Woody Allen

I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.
Woody Allen

I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.
Woody Allen

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
Woody Allen

I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
Woody Allen

I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.
Woody Allen

I have bad reflexes. I was once run over by a car being pushed by two guys.
Woody Allen

I ran into Isosceles. He had a great idea for a new triangle!
Woody Allen

I recently turned sixty. Practically a third of my life is over.
Woody Allen

I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Woody Allen

I think being funny is not anyone's first choice.
Woody Allen

I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
Woody Allen

I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Woody Allen

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.
Woody Allen

I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.
Woody Allen

I'm astounded by people who want to know the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
Woody Allen

I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Woody Allen

I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.
Woody Allen

I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.
Woody Allen

I've never been an intellectual but I have this look.
Woody Allen

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
Woody Allen

If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.
Woody Allen

If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.
Woody Allen

If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
Woody Allen

In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows.
Woody Allen

In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker.
Woody Allen

It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
Woody Allen

It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.
Woody Allen

It was partially my fault that we got divorced ... I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Woody Allen

It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Woody Allen

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
Woody Allen

Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
Woody Allen

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Woody Allen

Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.
Woody Allen

Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun.
Woody Allen

Marriage is the death of hope.
Woody Allen

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen

Most of the time I don't have much fun. The rest of the time I don't have any fun at all.
Woody Allen

My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker.
Woody Allen

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
Woody Allen

Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday.
Woody Allen

On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.
Woody Allen

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
Woody Allen

Remember, if you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast.
Woody Allen

Right now it's only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea.
Woody Allen

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
Woody Allen

Sex relieves tension - love causes it.
Woody Allen

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
Woody Allen

Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go, it's one of the best.
Woody Allen

Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, Be fruitful and multiply, but not in those words.
Woody Allen

Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness.
Woody Allen

The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small.
Woody Allen

The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.
Woody Allen

The only thing standing between me and greatness is me.
Woody Allen

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.
Woody Allen

To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Woody Allen

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.
Woody Allen

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
Woody Allen

What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream?
Woody Allen

When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.
Woody Allen

When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back.
Woody Allen

Who bothers to cook TV dinners? I suck them frozen.
Woody Allen

Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered?
Woody Allen

Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
Woody Allen

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.
Woody Allen

Ellen Alleyne - See  Christina Rossetti

As my father would have said, I went through the college of hard knocks.
Gloria Allred

Because of my life experiences, I understand that I have an opportunity to help other women. I have the desire and the ability.
Gloria Allred

Both princes and princesses belong in palaces of power, but the doors won’t always open unless you fight for your rights.
Gloria Allred

Do feminists have a sense of humor? Yes.
Gloria Allred

Do not let adversity break you. Think of it as a learning experience that will make you stronger.
Gloria Allred

Eventually I figured out there was something systematic in the way women are treated.
Gloria Allred

Fighting injustice keeps you young.
Gloria Allred

I actually feel most relaxed when I'm working.
Gloria Allred

I cannot take every case that people ask me to take.
Gloria Allred

I do believe that, under the law, under the Constitution of the United States, and under our public policy, that women deserve and should have a right to enjoy equal employment opportunity.
Gloria Allred

I could have had someone else take care of my child but I did it because that was my moral obligation and also it was a joy and I felt it was in the best interests of the child.
Gloria Allred

I have been the victim of many of the injustices that women who are my clients have had. That is how I understand how this is impacting their lives economically, psychologically, often physically. It’s all personal. For me, if one woman is denied her rights, we’re all being denied our rights.
Gloria Allred

I have known some wonderful men.
Gloria Allred

I have represented people in book deals.
Gloria Allred

I have two grandchildren.
Gloria Allred

I live in a war zone. I would never have imagined 37 years ago when I started practicing law that there would still be so much discrimination against women, so much denial of women’s rights.
Gloria Allred

I think there should be better child support laws to make it easier for those single moms to support their children so they don't have to go on welfare.
Gloria Allred

I was a single mother when my child was little.
Gloria Allred

I'm a civil rights attorney. I'm a victim rights attorney.
Gloria Allred

I'm entitled to collect my fair share of community property without being called names.
Gloria Allred

I'm not an elected official who puts a finger in the wind to see what the majority thinks; I represent women, whether they're popular or not.
Gloria Allred

I'm not interested in dating. I like being with my own best friend, me. Certain women, particularly older women, cannot believe I like going to a social event by myself. But I do.
Gloria Allred

I'm pretty tough.
Gloria Allred

I'm proud that my clients are working to support themselves and those who depend on them.
Gloria Allred

Instead of receiving the help that she had hoped for, Mr. Cain instead decided to provide her with his idea of a stimulus package.
Herman Cain's alleged sexual harassment of her client on November 7, 2011.
Gloria Allred

It is very frightening to feel alone when you are standing against a rich and powerful person and all his attendant helpers.
Gloria Allred

It's not my fault if the media and the public are more interested in Tiger Woods than in women farm workers.
Gloria Allred

Justice may not always be easy, and it may not always be quick, but it will be done.
Gloria Allred

Male privilege and entitlement are dying a very painful death; no one gives up power without a struggle.
Gloria Allred

No one has the right to interfere with the life of another person or to cause that person harm or fear.
Gloria Allred

People who are pierced should not be snickered at, should not become the object of ridicule, should not be singled out for special and uneven and unequal treatment. They should be respected just like everybody else.
Gloria Allred

The law cannot protect anyone unless it binds everyone; and it cannot bind anyone unless it protects everyone.
Gloria Allred

The more I know about men, the more I like dogs.
Gloria Allred

There are endless new variations on how to hurt a woman physically, emotionally, financially, and socially.
Gloria Allred

There are some people who still feel threatened by strong women. That’s their problem. It’s not mine.
Gloria Allred

There is no change without sacrifice.
Gloria Allred

There still is a war on women in terms of politicians in Washington and the state legislatures trying to eliminate any rights we have fought to win and that the Supreme Court has afforded us.
Gloria Allred

We're not going to win every battle. But we're going to fight every battle.
Gloria Allred

We've made progress, but we still have a long way to go.
Gloria Allred

Well, I like empowering my clients.
Gloria Allred

Well, let me just say - I mean, I'm not a person who's going to vote for any of the potential Republican nominees for the presidency of the United States.

When I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania I had a baby in one arm, a diploma in the other and I didn't know where I was going in life.
Gloria Allred

When you’re fighting for civil rights, it’s sometimes two steps forward and one step back. Civil rights are an evolution; and you have to bring people along.
Gloria Allred

Why is it immoral to be paid for an act that is perfectly legal if done for free?
Gloria Allred

Women will no longer be silent when they suffer injustices against them.
Gloria Allred

A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
B. R. Ambedkar

A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
B. R. Ambedkar

An ideal society should be mobile, should be full of channels for conveying a change taking place in one part to other parts. In an ideal society, there should be many interests consciously communicated and shared.
B. R. Ambedkar

Caste is a state of mind. It is a disease of mind. The teachings of the Hindu religion are the root cause of this disease.
B. R. Ambedkar

Caste is not a physical object like a wall of bricks or a line of barbed wire which prevents the Hindus from co-mingling and which has, therefore, to be pulled down. Caste is a notion; it is a state of the mind.
B. R. Ambedkar

Caste may be bad. Caste may lead to conduct so gross as to be called man's inhumanity to man. All the same, it must be recognized that the Hindus observe Caste not because they are inhuman or wrong-headed. They observe Caste because they are deeply religious.
B. R. Ambedkar

Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
B. R. Ambedkar

Democracy is not a form of government, but a form of social organization.
B. R. Ambedkar

Democracy is not merely a form of government. It is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience. It is essentially an attitude of respect and reverence towards fellow men.
B. R. Ambedkar

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
B. R. Ambedkar

For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.
B. R. Ambedkar

Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free, though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man.
B. R. Ambedkar

Generally speaking, the Smritikars never care to explain the why and the how of their dogmas.
B. R. Ambedkar

History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.
B. R. Ambedkar

However good a Constitution may be, if those who are implementing it are not good, it will prove to be bad. However bad a Constitution may be, if those implementing it are good, it will prove to be good.
B. R. Ambedkar

I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality, and fraternity.
B. R. Ambedkar

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
B. R. Ambedkar

I solemnly assure you that I will not die as a Hindu.
B. R. Ambedkar

I want all people to be Indians first, Indian last, and nothing else but Indians.
B. R. Ambedkar

In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
B. R. Ambedkar

Indeed, the Muslims have all the social evils of the Hindus and something more. That something more is the compulsory system of purdah for Muslim women. These burka women walking in the streets is one of the most hideous sights one can witness in India.
B. R. Ambedkar

Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
B. R. Ambedkar

Justice has always evoked ideas of equality, of proportion of compensation. In short, justice is another name for liberty, equality, and fraternity.
B. R. Ambedkar

Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
B. R. Ambedkar

Learn to live in this world with self-respect.
B. R. Ambedkar

Life should be great rather than long.
B. R. Ambedkar

Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise, both will wither and die.
B. R. Ambedkar

My final words of advice to you are: educate, agitate, and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side, I do not see how we can lose our battle.
B. R. Ambedkar

My social philosophy may be said to be enshrined in three words: liberty, equality and fraternity. Let no one, however, say that I have borrowed by philosophy from the French Revolution. I have not. My philosophy has roots in religion and not in political science. I have derived them from the teachings of my Master, the Buddha.
B. R. Ambedkar

No Hindu community, however low, will touch cow's flesh. On the other hand, there is no community which is really an Untouchable community which has not something to do with the dead cow. Some eat her flesh, some remove the skin, some manufacture articles out of her skin and bones.
B. R. Ambedkar

One can quite understand vegetarianism. One can quite understand meat-eating. But it is difficult to understand why a person who is a flesh-eater should object to one kind of flesh, namely cow's flesh. This is an anomaly which call for explanation.
B. R. Ambedkar

People are not wrong in observing Caste. In my view, what is wrong is their religion, which has inculcated this notion of Caste. If this is correct, then obviously the enemy, you must grapple with is not the people who observe Caste, but the Shastras which teach them this religion of Caste.
B. R. Ambedkar

Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.
B. R. Ambedkar

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.
B. R. Ambedkar

Religion and slavery are incompatible.
B. R. Ambedkar

Religion is for man and not man for religion.
B. R. Ambedkar

Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
B. R. Ambedkar

So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
B. R. Ambedkar

Some men say that they should be satisfied with the abolition of untouchability only, leaving the caste system alone. The aim of abolition of untouchability alone without trying to abolish the inequalities inherent in the caste system is a rather low aim.
B. R. Ambedkar

Some people think that religion is not essential to society. I do not hold this view. I consider the foundation of religion to be essential to the life and practices of a society.
B. R. Ambedkar

That the caste system must be abolished if the Hindu society is to be reconstructed on the basis of equality, goes without saying. Untouchability has its roots in the caste system. They cannot expect the Brahmins to rise in revolt against the caste system. Also we cannot rely upon the non-Brahmins and ask them to fight our battle.
B. R. Ambedkar

That the object of the Brahmins in giving up beef-eating was to snatch away from the Buddhist Bhikshus the supremacy they had acquired is evidenced by the adoption of vegetarianism by Brahmins.
B. R. Ambedkar

The basic idea underlying religion is to create an atmosphere for the spiritual development of the individual.
B. R. Ambedkar

The Constitution is not a mere lawyer’s document; it is a vehicle of life, and its spirit is always the spirit of the age.
B. R. Ambedkar

The food habits of the different classes of Hindus have been as fixed and stratified as their cults. Just as Hindus can be classified on their basis of their cults, so also they can be classified on the basis of their habits of food.
B. R. Ambedkar

The reason why Broken Men only became Untouchables was because in addition to being Buddhists, they retained their habit of beef-eating, which gave additional ground for offence to the Brahmins to carry their new-found love and reverence to the cow to its logical conclusion.
B. R. Ambedkar

The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
B. R. Ambedkar

The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.
B. R. Ambedkar

The Touchables, whether they are vegetarians or flesh-eaters, are united in their objection to eat cow's flesh. As against them stand the Untouchables, who eat cow's flesh without compunction and as a matter of course and habit.
B. R. Ambedkar

There is one taboo against meat-eating. It divides Hindus into vegetarians and flesh eaters. There is another taboo which is against beef eating. It divides Hindus into those who eat cow's flesh and those who do not.
B. R. Ambedkar

They cannot make history who forget history.
B. R. Ambedkar

To my mind, there is no doubt that this Gandhi age is the dark age of India. It is an age in which people, instead of looking for their ideals in the future, are returning to antiquity.
B. R. Ambedkar

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
B. R. Ambedkar

We are Indians, firstly and lastly.
B. R. Ambedkar

We must stand on our own feet and fight as best as we can for our rights. So carry on your agitation and organize your forces. Power and prestige will come to you through struggle.
B. R. Ambedkar

What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights.
B. R. Ambedkar

Why is it that a large majority of Hindus do not inter-dine and do not inter-marry? Why is it that your cause is not popular? There can be only one answer to this question, and it is that inter-dining and inter-marriage are repugnant to the beliefs and dogmas which the Hindus regard as sacred.
B. R. Ambedkar

American Oscar Wilde - See  Oliver Herford

Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
Henri Frederic Amiel

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.
Henri Frederic Amiel

At bottom, everything depends upon the presence or absence of one single element in the soul - HOPE.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Charm is the quality in others, that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Civilization is first of all a moral thing. Without truth, respect for duty, love of neighbor, and virtue, everything is destroyed. The morality of a society is alone the basis of civilization.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Common sense is calculation applied to life.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Every man is a priest, even involuntarily; his conduct is an unspoken sermon, which is forever preaching to others.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
Henri Frederic Amiel

For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
Henri Frederic Amiel

He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.
Henri Frederic Amiel

He who is silent is forgotten; he who does not advance falls back; he who stops is overwhelmed; outdistanced, crushed; he who ceases to grow becomes smaller; he who leaves off, gives up; the condition of standing still is the beginning of the end.
Henri Frederic Amiel

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
Henri Frederic Amiel

If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion.
Henri Frederic Amiel

In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.
Henri Frederic Amiel

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.
Henri Frederic Amiel

It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Order is a great person's need and their true well being.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Order is power.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Pay bad people with your goodness; fight their hatred with your kindness. Even if you do not achieve a victory over other people, you will conquer yourself.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
Henri Frederic Amiel

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Society lives by faith, and develops by science.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Spite is anger which is afraid to show itself, it is an impotent fury conscious of its impotence.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
Henri Frederic Amiel

The best path through life is the highway.
Henri Frederic Amiel

The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.
Henri Frederic Amiel

The great artist and thinker are the simplifiers.
Henri Frederic Amiel

The man who has no inner-life is the slave of his surroundings.
Henri Frederic Amiel

The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
Henri Frederic Amiel

The only substance properly so called is the soul.
Henri Frederic Amiel

The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man which it forms.
Henri Frederic Amiel

There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything that exists.
Henri Frederic Amiel

To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
Henri Frederic Amiel

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
Henri Frederic Amiel

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
Henri Frederic Amiel

To marry unequally is to suffer equally.
Henri Frederic Amiel

To shun one's cross is to make it heavier.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
Henri Frederic Amiel

We are always making God our accomplice so that we may legalize our own iniquities. Every successful massacre is consecrated by a Te Deum, and the clergy have never been wanting in benedictions for any victorious enormity.
Henri Frederic Amiel

We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel

We only understand that which already is within us.
Henri Frederic Amiel

What we do not understand we have no right to judge.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Without passion, without haste, we may reach truth, but we can never grasp it.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
Henri Frederic Amiel

You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.
Henri Frederic Amiel

A bad review may spoil your breakfast, but you shouldn’t allow it to spoil your lunch.
Kingsley Amis

A dusty thudding in his head made the scene before him beat like a pulse. His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night and then as its mausoleum.
Kingsley Amis

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
Kingsley Amis

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
Kingsley Amis

Growing older, I have lost the need to be political, which means ... the need to be left. I am driven to grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-politics, of resistance to politics.
Kingsley Amis

He resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again.
Kingsley Amis

He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
Kingsley Amis

His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum.
Kingsley Amis

I sometimes feel that more lousy dishes are presented under the banner of pate than any other.
Kingsley Amis

If you are using an adverb, you have got the verb wrong.
Kingsley Amis

If you can't annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.
Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis

It is natural and harmless in English to use a preposition to end a sentence with.
Kingsley Amis

It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.
Kingsley Amis

Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.
Kingsley Amis

One of the great benefits of organised religion is that you can be forgiven your sins, which must be a wonderful thing. I mean, I carry my sins around with me, there's nobody there to forgive them.
Kingsley Amis

Only a world without love strikes me as instantly and decisively more terrible than one without music.
Kingsley Amis

Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in.
Kingsley Amis

People who are always taking care of their health are like misers who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.
Kingsley Amis

Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.
Kingsley Amis

Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go.
Kingsley Amis

The first, indeed the only, requirement of a diet is that it should lose you weight without reducing your alcoholic intake by the smallest degree.
Kingsley Amis

The rewards for being sane may not be very many, but knowing what's funny is one of them.
Kingsley Amis

The Scandinavians are dear people but they’ve never been what you might call bywords for wit and sparkle, have they?
Kingsley Amis

There was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones.
Kingsley Amis

When that ineffable compound of depression, sadness (these two are not the same), anxiety, self-hatred, sense of failure, and fear for the future begins to steal over you, start telling yourself that what you have is a hangover.
Kingsley Amis

Women are really much nicer than men: No wonder we like them.
Kingsley Amis

Work was like cats were supposed to be: if you disliked and feared it ... it knew at once and sought you out and jumped on your lap and climbed all over you to show how much it loved you.
Kingsley Amis

You can lead a horse to water (but a pencil must be led).
Kingsley Amis

Amma - See  Amy Carmichael

Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
Jack Anderson

Dance in the most perishable of the arts. Ballets are forgotten, ballerinas retire, choreographers die—and what remains of that glorious production which so excited us a decade ago, a year ago, or even last night?
Jack Anderson

Health experts working on a union-backed screening program to detect bladder cancer in a Georgia chemical plant were stunned when the local (ACS) cancer society not only didn’t support the program but tried to discourage participation in it.
Jack Anderson

I believe our country is strong enough to be criticized.
Jack Anderson

I don’t like to hurt people, I really don’t like it at all. But in order to get a red light at the intersection, you sometimes have to have an accident.
Jack Anderson

I look at the universe and I know there’s an architect.
Jack Anderson

In Washington, truth is so precious that it should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
Jack Anderson

Indeed, the U.N. is the main Soviet espionage center in this country.
Jack Anderson

It’s my father’s legacy. My father’s view was that the public is the employer of these government employees and has the right to know what they’re up to.
Jack Anderson

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
Jack Anderson

Once an innovation is implemented, it is no longer innovative.
Jack Anderson

That’s a great team we lost to. It just wasn’t our day.
Jack Anderson

The First Amendment means everything to me.
Jack Anderson

The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
Jack Anderson

The insurance industry communicates through codes and check-off boxes. If there's no check-off box for you, you don't exist.
Jack Anderson

The reporter's lot is the one of the solitary, the outsider looking in.
Jack Anderson

The right of a minority is so important in a democracy.
Jack Anderson

A lot of films seem to go to the lowest common denominator.
Julie Andrews

A lot of my life happened in great, wonderful bursts of good fortune, and then I would race to be worthy of it.
Julie Andrews

Actually, I had a lot of good people with me - my mother's sister did a lot of taking care of me, and I suppose I got more attention than my stepbrothers because at least I got to travel with my parents.
Julie Andrews

Actually, what I did, because I couldn't make sense of it, and I have to have lyrics that make sense, I decided the best way to sing I Have Confidence was to go completely nuts with panic and fear.
Julie Andrews

All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.
Julie Andrews

All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Julie Andrews

Almost every morning when I go to the studio to work, I discover a fresh rose in the bud vase on my dressing table... one living and vital thing in a dusty arena of powder and tissue and matches and greasepaint.
Julie Andrews

And I think as long as a song has beautiful lyrics, I'm so happy.
Julie Andrews

As a rule, my focus is on classical music, but I love jazz. I love everything, actually.
Julie Andrews

Be a part of all that is decent and be an ambassador for the kind of world that you want to live in.
Julie Andrews

Because of the Thames I have always loved inland waterways - water in general, water sounds - there's music in water. Brooks babbling, fountains splashing. Weirs, waterfalls; tumbling, gushing.
Julie Andrews

Behaving like a princess is work. It’s not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It’s more about how you are inside.
Julie Andrews

Broadway is a tough, tough arena for singing.
Julie Andrews

By nature, I really am a fairly bouncy and sunny individual.
Julie Andrews

Did you ever notice the color of Mary Poppins' petticoats? They were kind of orange and apricot and red. I think she had a secret life going on there.
Julie Andrews

Every time I go out to perform, believe me. You never lose that fear of, I hope I do it right. I hope I don't fall flat on my face. I hope this will be good for them.
Julie Andrews

Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever.
Julie Andrews

For me, whenever I choose a song to sing, it's about the lyric first.
Julie Andrews

Garry Marshall is a joy. I feel so utterly safe in his hands.
Julie Andrews

Growing up in England, of course you do absorb certain ways the royals wave their hands and carry themselves.
Julie Andrews

Hopefully, I brought people a certain joy. That will be a wonderful legacy.
Julie Andrews

How dare one act like a diva when you have a lot of work to do and you need to find your disciplines and so on?
Julie Andrews

I adored my birth father and constantly worried that I was being disloyal to him and his schoolteacher roots if I spent too much time performing and enjoying it.
Julie Andrews

I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on.
Julie Andrews

I am an optimistic lady.
Julie Andrews

I am thrilled to be dame. It's one of those - the fact that you have been honored by your country is what it's all about, and it just feels good right there.
Julie Andrews

I am told that the first comprehensible word I uttered as a child was home.
Julie Andrews

I am very proud to be British. I'm very conscious of carrying my country with me wherever I go. I feel I need to represent it well.
Julie Andrews

I come from a long line of below-stairs maids and gardeners. Good ol' peasant stock. My mother and her sister made a quantum leap out of that life. Then I made another quantum leap.
Julie Andrews

I did a lot of touring in my youth, and I learnt very quickly that giving is what it's all about. It's about the gift of making an audience feel great and forget their cares, if only for a few hours.
Julie Andrews

I did all of my learning on My Fair Lady.
Julie Andrews

I did My Fair Lady for almost 3 1/2 years, eight performances a week. It was a marathon.
Julie Andrews

I didn't know other children from divorced families, and I was a bit of a lost soul for a while. Then suddenly, I was performing. And it gave me an identity.
Julie Andrews

I do get a lot of gifts. I get a lot of things to sign, too. People do collect the memorabilia. Between Poppins and The Sound of Music, there were beautiful plates that they made, and I've signed a lot of them.
Julie Andrews

I do not knock Poppins or The Sound of Music. They gave me pleasure, and I know they've given a lot of people enormous pleasure.
Julie Andrews

I do wish somewhere there was a film of our stage production of My Fair Lady.
Julie Andrews

I don't know if I can live on my own, especially since my husband died. My children are trying to convince me to move to New York. They are trying to get me to be closer to them.
Julie Andrews

I don't think I have the image that say, Judy Garland has, or Bette Davis.
Julie Andrews

I don't want to be thought of as wholesome.
Julie Andrews

I grew up knowing only war, so for me, it was the way things were. It wasn't pleasant by any means.
Julie Andrews

I had a lot of learning on my feet.
Julie Andrews

I had a teacher who stressed for me the importance of diction in terms of... I want to be very careful about how I say this... in terms of supporting one's voice when one is singing. In other words, if you hold on to your words, your voice will pull through for you when you're singing. So be true to your vowels.
Julie Andrews

I had no education whatsoever, and my mother said, Oh, you'll get a much better education in life. I did to some extent, though I always wish I could have tried it.
Julie Andrews

I hate the word wholesome.
Julie Andrews

I have been called a nun with a switchblade where my privacy is concerned. I think there's a point where one says, that's for family, that's for me.
Julie Andrews

I justified working so hard by knowing that I was helping to maintain the roof over our heads.
Julie Andrews

I know I probably have a lot of rage in me that I don't show. But I'm not about to wallow in it or reveal it.
Julie Andrews

I like - I actually love classical music very much.
Julie Andrews

I love my garden. I love my privacy. I'm very fierce about it. I try not to let too many people into my home. That's my private place.
Julie Andrews

I love that President and Mrs. Obama are embracing the arts. I am so delighted.
Julie Andrews

I love singing, and I came to absolutely adore it in the later part of my career.
Julie Andrews

I miss singing with an orchestra because that's the most uplifting thing that I ever knew. It is just such a fabulous feeling.
Julie Andrews

I really feel very blessed, and I don't forget it, either; there's an awful lot of wonderful talent in this world, and I just seem to be in the right place at the right time.
Julie Andrews

I seem to be very busy, and I seem always to be working.
Julie Andrews

I think any director is intimidating.
Julie Andrews

I think every young girl at some point in her early life wonders what it's like to be a princess. They like the idea of dressing up and the fun of it.
Julie Andrews

I think I'm just proudest to be the lady who was asked to play Mary Poppins. She's such a wonderful character, and there's so much tremendous talent out there. So I feel very lucky to be the one who got to play her.
Julie Andrews

I think it's the essence of any film and any stage production - any work where you do work with other people - of course collaboration is hugely important. One does, for awhile, become family.
Julie Andrews

I thought it was all a flash in the pan. It wasn't until Broadway came along that I felt I had really made it.
Julie Andrews

I turned down The Prime of Miss Jean Brody with Maggie Smith. I think she got the Academy Award.
Julie Andrews

I was a child prodigy who had a freak voice of something like four octaves.
Julie Andrews

I was a very sad little girl.
Julie Andrews

I was always told I was not pretty enough.
Julie Andrews

I was lucky enough to be the lady that was asked to be Maria in the Sound Of Music, and that film was fortunate enough to be huge hit. The same with Mary Poppins. I got terribly lucky in that respect.
Julie Andrews

I was named after my two grandmothers - Julia Elizabeth.
Julie Andrews

I was raised never to carp about things and never to moan, because in vaudeville, which is my background, you just got on with it through all kinds of adversities.
Julie Andrews

I was working from a very early age.
Julie Andrews

I would be a fool to deny my own abilities.
Julie Andrews

I'd like to be an original, to be myself and not a pale copy of anyone else.
Julie Andrews

I'd love to have a really flourishing vegetable garden, and I'd love to have a better area for a rose garden or a cutting garden, but I don't. You have to develop a garden in the way that it's meant to be developed.
Julie Andrews

I'd say almost that words come first, melody second.
Julie Andrews

I'd say just go with the flow. And I take my hat off to any mother out there who works full-time and raises a family as well. It's hard work.
Julie Andrews

I'm beginning to think that I like the behind-the-scenes work as much as I do in front of the camera as I get a little bit older.
Julie Andrews

I'm just honored that some of my little contributions I've written with my daughter are doing well.
Julie Andrews

I'm never sure one is exactly ready. You jump in, with both feet, into a very big fish pond.
Julie Andrews

I'm not very good with rap and things like that.
Julie Andrews

I'm not very good with some of the more modern songs that have an awful lot of doo wah wahs, if you know what I mean, because I can't do anything with them.
Julie Andrews

I'm the lucky lady that was asked to be in those wonderful iconic pieces.
Julie Andrews

I'm the lucky one who got asked to do 'The Sound of Music' and all the other lovely things that I did.
Julie Andrews

I've always admired gardens. My father was a great nature lover and would always take me for walks. We lived not too far away from huge rhododendron estates and azalea estates, and when they're in bloom in England, they're just riotous.
Julie Andrews

I've got a good right hook.
Julie Andrews

I've long wanted to introduce children to the wonder of the arts.
Julie Andrews

I've made my pact with the Lord for the next lifetime. I would love to be a first-class musician. A super one.
Julie Andrews

If the director says you can do better, particularly in a love scene, then it is rather embarrassing.
Julie Andrews

If you remain calm in the midst of great chaos, it is the surest guarantee that it will eventually subside.
Julie Andrews

If you're not educated to enjoy the arts, if you're not taken to a concert, or you don't hear something beautiful, you don't know what you're missing.
Julie Andrews

If you’re passionate about what you do, then go for it wholeheartedly.
Julie Andrews

If you've been fortunate enough to do a film that appeals to the entire family, that's the audience that's probably going to come back to you in something else.
Julie Andrews

In my early years, I was much too ignorant and didn't realize how desperately important it all is, how really important the lyrics are. And for me as a singer, I am a lady who takes the lyrics first.
Julie Andrews

In my life, it would probably be giving birth to my daughter. That probably is the most, the thing that moved me the most, was the most memorable, the most wonderful, the most miraculous. I think a lot of women would probably feel that way, too.
Julie Andrews

Leave every place you go, everything you touch, a little better for your having been there.
Julie Andrews

Let me put it this way: I can sing a hell of an Old Man River, way down in the bass.
Julie Andrews

Marriage is the hardest work you're ever going to do.
Julie Andrews

More than anything, the arts are the best teaching tool.
Julie Andrews

Much as I adore the melodies, I choose a song for what it has to say.
Julie Andrews

My mother and stepfather were in Vaudeville. And my stepfather was an alcoholic. It was a lot of roller coaster times. But it's all I knew. I think they did the best they could under the circumstances, with me and all the family.
Julie Andrews

My mum gave me pretty good genes in that department. She had gorgeous skin. That good English complexion. She never seemed to have a blemish that I knew of.
Julie Andrews

My parents were in Vaudeville, in musical. And I would tour with them and had a couple of wonderfully lucky breaks in England.
Julie Andrews

My sense of the family history is somewhat sketchy, because my mother kept a great deal to herself.
Julie Andrews

My voice needed oiling, and then it took off.
Julie Andrews

One of our books has been made into a musical, The Great American Mousical, which I directed at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut. And another, Simeon's Gift, has been adapted for a symphony orchestra and five performers. I'm also a very proud member of the board of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Julie Andrews

Our first visit to the Creature Shop is one of the days I will never, ever forget. There was just so much to see and admire and be gobsmacked by.
Julie Andrews

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Julie Andrews

Programs that bring the arts to young kids are always the first to be cut. It's mind-boggling to me.
Julie Andrews

Simeon's Gift is really - it's about a musician who - in the Middle Ages, who goes out to find his muse.
Julie Andrews

Singing has been a cherished gift, and my inability to sing has been a devastating blow.
Julie Andrews

Singing has never been particularly easy for me.
Julie Andrews

Some of my own books are being developed - one as a Broadway musical.
Julie Andrews

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
Julie Andrews

Sometimes I'm so sweet even I can't stand it.
Julie Andrews

Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Julie Andrews

The amateur works until they get something right. The professional works until they can't go wrong.
Julie Andrews

The arts are usually the first thing to be cut in schools or regional programs.
Julie Andrews

The arts bridge cultures; they're good for the economy, and they're good for fostering empathy and decency.
Julie Andrews

The arts need funding.
Julie Andrews

The love we have for our children is like nothing else in the world.
Julie Andrews

The loveliest roles, for me, have a growth arc - a beginning, a middle, and an end - and I'm always grateful when I can find one of those emotional journeys.
Julie Andrews

The thrill of being in front of a camera remains exactly the same.
Julie Andrews

There are elements of me in the roles I've played in the past. But people forget that Mary Poppins was just a role, too.
Julie Andrews

There is one thing I should say, and it's important: Young Broadway singers and anybody who is an orator of any kind - lawyers who have to speak in court or pastors or anyone who has a lot of stress on their vocal cords: You should do the maintenance. You should do whatever it takes to feel fresh and good.
Julie Andrews

To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists' careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms.
Julie Andrews

Touring itself - and I was very young, and a lot of it I did by myself - it's lonely, but it does give you some kind of spine, I think. It does give you some kind of grit.
Julie Andrews

Truthfully, I mostly can be as private as I want.
Julie Andrews

Use your knowledge, and your heart, to stand up for those who can't stand, speak for those who can't speak, be a beacon of light for those whose lives have become dark.
Julie Andrews

When I did The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins and The Americanization of Emily, all three were in the can and had not yet been released. So I was driving around having a fine time learning about how to make movies and enjoying myself enormously, and then they were released, and it was quite an assault, in a way.
Julie Andrews

When I've least expected it, an enormous opportunity or stroke of luck has crossed right under my nose. So I tell everybody, if you're passionate about what you do and you love it, do it. But do your homework. Because you'll never know when the opportunity is going to happen.
Julie Andrews

When in doubt, stand still.
Julie Andrews

When one door closes, another window opens.
Julie Andrews

When you are traveling in vaudeville, you experience so many different kinds of audiences, depending on what time of the week it is, how long the pubs have been open, and things like that.
Julie Andrews

Whenever I think of my birthplace, Walton-on-Thames, my reference first and foremost is the river. I love the smell of the river; love its history, its gentleness. I was aware of its presence from my earliest years. Its majesty centered me, calmed me, was a solace to a certain extent.
Julie Andrews

Who could have imagined that life would have taken such marvelous twists and turns or that I would often be so fortunate to be in the right place at the right time?
Julie Andrews

You can't bring the arts too soon to kids.
Julie Andrews

You just don't know in life. Life knocks you about and pushes you over boundaries. But be ready. Do your homework; that's all I can say.
Julie Andrews

You never start out being a star.
Julie Andrews

You take any job that comes along, and if you're really lucky, the movie takes off.
Julie Andrews

You'd think, of course, it's about the melody - that's a given. But really, I'm no good at singing a song unless it has a good lyric.
Julie Andrews

You're always changing your thoughts about things.
Julie Andrews

Pierre Andrézel - See  Isak Dinesen

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Maya Angelou

A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.
Maya Angelou

Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Maya Angelou

All great achievements require time.
Maya Angelou

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Maya Angelou

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Maya Angelou

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.
Maya Angelou

Eating is so intimate. It's very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you're inviting a person into your life.
Maya Angelou

Elimination of illiteracy is as serious an issue to our history as the abolition of slavery.
Maya Angelou

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Maya Angelou

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Maya Angelou

I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.
Maya Angelou

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Maya Angelou

I have great respect for the past. If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going. I have respect for the past, but I'm a person of the moment. I'm here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I'm at, then I go forward to the next place.
Maya Angelou

I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.
Maya Angelou

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
Maya Angelou

I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.
Maya Angelou

I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.
Maya Angelou

I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.
Maya Angelou

I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.
Maya Angelou

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.
Maya Angelou

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Maya Angelou

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
Maya Angelou

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
Maya Angelou

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
Maya Angelou

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
Maya Angelou

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Maya Angelou

It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
Maya Angelou

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.
Maya Angelou

Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
Maya Angelou

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
Maya Angelou

Most people don't grow up. It's too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. That's the truth of it. They honor their credit cards, they find parking spaces, they marry, they have the nerve to have children, but they don't grow up.
Maya Angelou

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Maya Angelou

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Maya Angelou

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Maya Angelou

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
Maya Angelou

Nothing will work unless you do.
Maya Angelou

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Maya Angelou

People will forget what you said
Poeple will forget what you did
But people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.
Maya Angelou

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Maya Angelou

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
Maya Angelou

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Maya Angelou

The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.
Maya Angelou

The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.
Maya Angelou

The most important thing I can tell you about aging is this: If you really feel that you want to have an off-the-shoulder blouse and some big beads and thong sandals and a dirndl skirt and a magnolia in your hair, do it. Even if you're wrinkled.
Maya Angelou

The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
Maya Angelou

The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God - if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That's what I think.
Maya Angelou

The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.
Maya Angelou

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
Maya Angelou

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
Maya Angelou

We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men... We are who we are because they were who they were. It's wise to know where you come from, who called your name.
Maya Angelou

We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.
Maya Angelou

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou

What humility does for one is it reminds us that there are people before me. I have already been paid for. And what I need to do is prepare myself so that I can pay for someone else who has yet to come but who may be here and needs me.
Maya Angelou

What is a fear of living? It's being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself - for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don't know what you're here to do, then just do some good.
Maya Angelou

Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.
Maya Angelou

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
Maya Angelou

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.
Maya Angelou

Won't it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.
Maya Angelou

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Maya Angelou

You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.
Maya Angelou

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Maya Angelou

I hope that's not where we're going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies. They're saying: My goodness, what can we do to turn this country around?
Radio interview in January, 2010.
Sharron Angle

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.
Jennifer Aniston

I'm a believer in finding a passion, hard work and definitely not giving up on your dream.
La La Anthony

Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.
Susan B. Anthony

I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding.
David Antin

Farewell, my children, forever. I go to your Father. Monsieur, I beg your pardon.
Marie Antoinette

Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla - See Rudolph Valentino

Experience is a great teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
Minna Antrim

Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.
Minna Antrim

Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel.
George Appel

There's an app for that.
iPhone slogan.
Apple

I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
Edward Victor Appleton

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
Thomas Aquinas

Jose Doroteo Arango Arambula - See  Pancho Villa

One lesson a man learns from Harvard Business School is that an executive is only as good as his health.
Jeffrey Archer

Never sing in chorus, if you want to be heard.
J. F. Archibald

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
Elizabeth Arden

The nice girl thinks she's giving up something to get something better in return. She gives up control over her own life. When the time comes for her to get what she expected, she winds up disappointed. In addition to being empty-handed, she's depleted.
Sherry Argov

Managers who are skilled communicators may also be good at covering up real problems.
Chris Argyris

Ari - See  Aristotle Onassis

Margot Fonteyn de Arias - See  Margot Fonteyn

Aristo - See  Aristotle Onassis

Any one can get angry - that is easy - or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one, nor is it easy.
Aristotle

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
Aristotle

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Aristotle

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Aristotle

Some men are just as firmly convinced of what they think as others are of what they know.
Aristotle

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
Aristotle

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Aristotle

Wicked men obey for fear; good men, from love.
Aristotle

The moment when you feel like giving up is right before your breakthrough.
Victoria Arlen

I never doped.
Lance Armstrong

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong

The living need charity more than the dead.
George Arnold

I am past thirty, and three parts iced over.
Matthew Arnold

Francois-Marie Arouet - See  Voltaire

I let previous instances creep up in my thought process sometimes. I think that's where things go awry, and that's where the walks come in. I'm not giving up many hits, just putting them on base for free.
Jake Arrieta

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Mary Kay Ash

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
Mary Kay Ash

God first, family second, career third.
Mary Kay Ash

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Mary Kay Ash

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.
Mary Kay Ash

There are two things people want more than sex and money - recognition and praise.
Mary Kay Ash

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Isaac Asimov

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Isaac Asimov

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
Isaac Asimov

Life is a journey, but don't worry, you'll find a parking spot at the end.
Isaac Asimov

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Isaac Asimov

Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once.
Isaac Asimov

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
Isaac Asimov

Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Isaac Asimov

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov

She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.
Margot Asquith

Am I dying or is this my birthday?
Nancy Astor

You can take it for granted that I am not going to waste any time thinking about giving up how happy I am at Borussia, in the city of Dortmund, and with this team.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

At last the secret is out, as it always must come in the end,
The delicious story is ripe to tell to the intimate friend;
Over the tea-cups and in the square the tongue has its desire;
Still waters run deep, my dear, there's never smoke without fire.

W. H. Auden

Happy Birthday, Johnny,
Live beyond your income,
Travel for enjoyment,
Follow your own nose.

W. H. Auden

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street,
I'll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
Like geese about the sky.

W. H. Auden

Will it come like a change in the weather?
Will its greeting be courteous or rough?
Will it alter my life altogether?
O tell me the truth about love.

W. H. Auden

Love is the beauty of the soul.
Augustine

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Augustine

Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus  - See Marcus Aurelius

Caesar Vespasianus Augustus - See  Vespasian

When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
Aupumut

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
Marcus Aurelius

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Jane Austen

Nothing, but death.
Jane Austen

When that glass broke and Stone Cold was making an entrance, and that roof blew off that building, that sends you higher than life or anything that I know of. It's an adrenaline rush you can't explain.
Steve Austin

This is not an age of castles, moats, and armor where people can sustain a competitive advantage for very long.
Richard D'Aveni

Whenever you fall, pick up something.
Oswald Avery

Salad. I can't bear salad. It grows while you're eating it, you know. Have you noticed? You start one side of your plate and by the time you've got to the other, there's a fresh crop of lettuce taken root and sprouted up.
Alan Ayckbourn

Woe betide the man who dares to pay a woman a compliment today ... Forget the flowers, the chocolates, the soft word - rather woo her with a self-defence manual in one hand and a family planning leaflet in the other.
Alan Ayckbourn

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