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I would say that I've been lucky. Being blessed and not really ever giving up.
I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainty.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
If you look at films about becoming a man, coming-of-age movies are made with 12-, 16-, 40-, 50-year-olds... For a guy to feel like he's a 100 percent grown-up is almost like giving up. Like admitting that you're on your way into the grave.
She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on.
If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
By the structure of the world we often want, at the sudden occurrence of a grave tempest, to change the helmsman - to replace the pilot of the calm by the pilot of the storm.
Every banker knows that if he has to prove that he is worthy of credit, however good may be his arguments, in fact his credit is gone.
The worst families are those in which the members never really speak their minds to one another; they maintain an atmosphere of unreality, and everyone always lives in an atmosphere of suppressed ill-feeling.
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
Had the employers of past generations all of them dealt fairly with their employees there would have been no unions.
War would end if the dead could return.
We don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference.
What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to questionCan we trust Microsoft?
Love is like some fresh spring, first a stream and then a river, changing its aspect and its nature as it flows to plunge itself in some boundless ocean, where restricted natures only find monotony, but where great souls are engulfed in endless contemplation.
Love is the poetry of the senses.
No man has ever yet discovered the way to give friendly advice to any woman, not even to his own wife.
There is no such thing as great talent without great will-power.
First person to fall asleep is a shit!
Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
I'll come up and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me.
When you apply the word power to a man, it means strong and bold - very positive attributes. When you use it to describe a woman, it suggests bitchy, insensitive, hard.
But whether it be dream or truth, to do well is what matters. If it be truth, for truth's sake. If not, then to gain friends for the time when we awaken.
For all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
For man's greatest crime is to have been born.
Love that is not madness is not love.
One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
For workaholics, all the eggs of self-esteem are in the basket of work.
Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.
You grew old first not in your own eyes, but in other people's eyes; then, slowly, you agreed with their opinion of you.
You can't permit a honeymoon of small changes over a year or two. A long series of small changes just prolongs the pain.
A human soul,that God has created and Christ died for,is not to be trifled with. It may tenant the body of a Chinaman, a Turk, an Arab or a Hottentot - it is still an immortal spirit.
How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?
There's a sucker born every minute.
Beauty comes in all sizes - not just size 5.
Every man who is high up loves to feel that he has done it himself; and the wife smiles, and let's it go at that. It's our only joke. Every woman knows that.
I can't sleep.
If you have it [Love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
When you think about it, giving up yourrealpersonality is a small price to pay for the richness ofliving happily ever afterwith an actual man!
Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I'm happy.
Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
Ultimately, the job of the manager is to get ordinary people to create extraordinary results.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
Age is deformed, youth unkind,
We scorn their bodies, they our mind.
Executives are like joggers. If you stop a jogger, he goes on running on the spot. If you drag an executive away from his business, he goes on running on the spot, pawing the ground, talking business.
Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes.
A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon.
I am ready to die for my Lord, that in my blood the Church may obtain liberty and peace.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
I swear they're real!
You are going to hurt me, please don't hurt me, just one more moment, I beg you!
Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star: -
So many times do I love again.
The largest profits go to those businesses which most devotedly follow a policy of insisting on a competitive advantage, no matter how small, for every product or service they market.
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
No man can tell another his faults so as to benefit him, unless he loves him.
Now comes the mystery.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
Have you noticed ... there is never any third act in a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there. They are the work of poor dramatists.
Friends applaud, the comedy is finished.
Fame is failure disguised as money.
I only drink on two occasions - when I'm thirsty and when I'm not.
I was ... court-martialled in my absence, sentenced to death in my absence. So I said, right, you can shoot me in my absence.
There's no bad publicity except an obituary.
Physicians of the Utmost Fame
Were called at once; but when they came
They answered, as they took their Fees,
There is no cure for this disease.
Retirement is an illusion. Not a reward but a mantrap. The bankrupt underside of success. A shortcut to death. Golf courses are too much like cemetries.
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.
I never sleep through a performance. I always make sure that I am awake for the intermission.
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
All war represents is a failure of diplomacy.
If you file your waste basket for 50 years, you have a public library.
Normally, people give up parliament because they want to do more business or spend more time with family. My wife saidwhy don't you say you're giving up to devote more time to politics?. And it is what I have done.
Life, you know, is rather like opening a tin of sardines. We're all of us looking for the key.
Standards are always out of date. That is what makes them standards.
You only have to survive in England and all is forgiven you ... if you can eat a boiled egg at ninety in England they think you deserve a Nobel Prize.
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
The rough broad difference between the American and the European business man is that the latter is anxious to leave his work, while the former is anxious to get to it.
We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going... Concentrate on something useful.
Copying other organizations' activities sounds like industrial espionage to some people, but the truth is that benchmarking is perfectly legal and ethical.
Managers are people who do things right and leaders are people who do the right things.
The leader ... is rarely the brightest person in the group. Rather, they have extraordinary taste, which makes them more curators than creators. They are appreciators of talent and nurturers of talent and they have the ability to recognize valuable ideas.
The only way many companies can attract and keep the best people is by offering them more than merely money or prestige - they offer them the chance to make history.
Too many companies believe people are interchangeable. Truly gifted people never are. They have unique talents. Such people cannot be forced into roles they are not suited for, not should they be.
I don't deserve this, but I have arthritis, and I don't deserve that either.
One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
All punishment is mischief: all punishment in itself is evil.
Accounting issues did not cause Enron's stock price to fall - its failed business model did.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Anything you can do, I can do better, I can do anything better than you.
Under current law, on January 1st, 2013, there is going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases.
Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
All the pictures that hung in my memory before I knew you have faded and given place to our radiant moments together. Now I cannot live apart from you ... Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
A good ball club.
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't go to yours.
I didn't really say everything I said.
I thought they said steak dinner, but then I found it was a state dinner...
I usually take a two hour nap from 1 to 4.
I want to thank you for making this day necessary.
I'd say he's done more than that!
If I didn't wake up I'd still be sleeping.
If they don't want to come, you can't stop them.
If you don't know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
It gets late early around here...
"...It was hard to have a conversation with anyone; there were so many people talking.
It's like déjà vu all over again.
Never answer an anonymous letter.
Ninety percent of the game is half mental.
Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.
Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting.
The future ain't what it used to be.
Think! How the hell are you gonna think and hit at the same time?
We have a good time together, even when we're not together.
We make too many wrong mistakes.
What? You mean right now?
When you get to a fork in the road, take it.
Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel!
You better make it four, I don't think I could eat eight.
You can observe a lot by watching.
You don't look so hot yourself.
You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second half, you have to give what is left.
I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
Poor fellow, he suffers from files.
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
Will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it.
If someone thinks they are being mistreated by us, they won't tell 5 people, they'll tell 5000.
The common question that gets asked in business is,why?That's a good question, but an equally valid question is,why not?
There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.
Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.
Acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
BRAIN, n. An apparatus with which we think that we think.
COMMERCE, n. A kind of transaction in which A plunders from B the goods of C, and for compensation B picks the pocket of D of money belonging to E.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
When money talks, few are deaf.
Grand business plans are all very well, but nothing beats dipping your toe in the water.
Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.
As a general rule, if you want to get at the truth - hear both sides and believe neither.
In youth we run into difficulties; in old age difficulties run into us.
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.
Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only through gambling can we take advantage of them.
I do not regard the procuring of peace as a matter in which we should play the role of arbiter between different opinions ... more that of an honest broker who really wants to press the business forward.
Politics is the art of the possible.
The first steps to becoming a really great manager are simply common sense; but common sense is not very common.
The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.
If I'd known I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.
And did those feet in ancient time walk upon England's mountains green?
I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
Love seeketh only Self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another's loss of ease,
And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite.
Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
My mother groan'd, my father wept,
Into the dangerous world I leapt;
Helpless, naked, piping loud,
Like a fiend hid in a cloud.
No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
Congratulations offer more potential than cash. The amount of available cash is limited, but managers have an unlimited supply of congratulations. It's important to pay people fairly, but managers also should heap on congratulations and feed people's souls.
Everyone is a potential winner. Some people are disguised as losers, don't let their appearances fool you.
To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.
The one thing computers have done is let us make bigger mistakes. We have to be careful not to depend on our machines.
If you are not yourself, if you surrender your personality, you have nothing left to give the world. You have no pleasure, no use, nothing which will attract and charm me, for by the suppression of your individuality, you lose your distinctive character.
A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good?
Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so.
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.
When a dog bites a man, that isn't news. It often happens. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.
A triviality is a statement whose opposite is false. However, a great truth is a statement whose opposite may well be another great truth.
Not for nothing is their motto TGIF -Thank God It's Friday.They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do.
If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
Laughter rises out of tragedy, when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage.
The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
When you look like your passport photo, it's time to go home.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
He who fears being conquered is certain of defeat.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
This record is not tainted at all. At all. Period.
Doing the things we do now and doing them better, cheaper and faster will take us so far. But it will not take us far enough. We're going to have to do new things in new ways.
The big danger in mega-mergers is that they are seen as a mating of dinosaurs.
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
Do I believe in giving up? No, I don't.
A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.
Bureaucracy is the epoxy that greases the wheels of progress.
Guidelines for bureaucrats: (1) When in charge, ponder. (2) When in trouble, delegate. (3) When in doubt, mumble.
I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
I have what it takes to take what you've got.
It is hard to look up to a leader who keeps his ear to the ground.
That favourite subject, Myself.
What poor education I have received has been gained in the University of Life.
I am about to - or I am going to - die: either expression is correct.
Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself - in fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.
Start with your own money and value your intuition. It's all about endurance in the beginning. Your dream and passion to succeed must be stronger than your fear of failure.
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.
The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
Ah, that tastes nice. Thank you.
Those who won our independence ... believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business.
I believe in benevolent dictatorships, provided I am the dictator.
In a restless, creative business with an emphasis on experiment and development, ideas are the lifeblood.
No one has ever accused us of lagging behind. In fact, I am willing to turn an entire company upside down if it's time to do that. We're in perpetual evolution.
The kinds of people we employ are not afraid of taking risks. If someone mucks up, they don't get a bollocking from me. They know they've mucked up and they redouble their efforts.
We spend most of our lives working. So why do so few people have a good time doing it?
The only real failure is giving up.
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
The finest plans are always ruined by the littleness of those who ought to carry them out, for the Emperor can actually do nothing.
The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can't come out and those outside don't want to get in.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy.
No coward soul is mine, no trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere; I see heaven's glories shine, and faith shines equal, arming me from fear.
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England.
If there's no point, then there's no point giving up.
I am 46, and have been for some time past.
In real life, of course, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market ... Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
The best proof of love is trust.
Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.
Most British statesmen have either drunk too much or womanised too much. I never fell into the second category.
They should never have put me with that woman. ... She was just a sort of bigoted woman who said she used to be Labour.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
How does one keep fromgrowing old inside? Surely only in community. The only way to make friends with time is to stay friends with people? Taking community seriously not only gives us the companionship we need, it also relieves us of the notion that we are indispensable.
There comes a time when silence is betrayal.
I know that upon 4th of July, our 4th of July orators talk of Liberty, while three million of their own country men are groaning in abject Slavery. This is calledthe land of the free and the home of the brave; it is called theasylum of the oppressed; and some have been foolish enough to call it theCradle of Liberty.If it is thecradle of liberty,they have rocked the child to death. It is dead long since, and yet we talk about democracy and republicanism, while one-sixth of our countrymen are clanking their chains upon the very soil which our fathers moistened with their blood.
He is rich who hath enough to be charitable.
We all labour against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only.
A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Oh, to be in England now that April's there.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
The shortest and the best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours.
We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly.
Whereas logic is the art of demonstrating truth, eloquence is the gift of winning over people's hearts and minds so that you may inspire them and persuade them in whatever way you choose.
The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe that experience is a substitute for intelligence.
A person cannot approach the divine by reaching beyond the human. To become human, is what this individual person, has been created for.
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
I do, indeed, close my door at times and surrender myself to a book, but only because I can open the door again and see a human face looking at me.
There are three principle in a man's being and life: The principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say.
There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed.
Once thewhatis decided thehowalways follows. We must not make thehowan excuse for not facing and accepting thewhat.
Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.
Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.
We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
Business is all about putting out money today to get a whole lot back later.
I don't pay attention to what the stock does. If the business does well, the stock eventually follows.
I've learned the perimeter of my circle of confidence.
Managerial intellect wilted in competition with managerial adrenaline. The thrill of the chase blinded pursuers to the consequences of the chase.
My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.
Of one thing be certain: if a C.E.O. is enthused about a particularly foolish acquisition, both his internal staff and his outside advisors will come up with whatever projections are needed to justify his stance. Only in fairy tales are emperors told that they are naked.
One's objective should be to get it right, get it quick, get it out, and get it over ... your problem won't improve with age.
Our favorite holding period is forever.
Take Wrigley's Chewing Gum. I don't think the Internet is going to change how people chew gum.
The attitude of disrespect that many executives have today for accurate reporting is a business disgrace. And auditors ... have done little on the positive side. Though auditors should regard the investing public as their client, they tend to kowtow instead to the managers who choose them and dole out their pay.
The fact that people will be full of greed, fear, or folly is predictable. The sequence is not predictable.
The funny thing is better TV shows don't cost that much more than lousy TV shows.
The market will pay better to entertain than educate.
The true investor welcomes volatility ... a wildly fluctuating market means that irrationally low prices will periodically be attached to solid businesses.
The truly big investment idea can usually be explained in a short paragraph. We like a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people. When these attributes exist, and when we can make purchases at sensible prices, it is hard to go wrong.
Wall Street is the only place people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from people who take the subway.
Your goal as an investor ... to purchase, at a rational price, a part interest in an easily-understandable business whose earnings are virtually certain to be materially higher ... years from now. Over time, you will find only a few companies that meet these standards - so when you see one ... buy a meaningful amount of stock.
Sex is interesting, but it's not totally important. I mean it's not even as important (physically) as excretion. A man can go seventy years without a piece of ass, but he can die in a week without a bowel movement.
I gave up coffee. It's almost worse than giving up a lover.
We do not need, and indeed never will have, all the answers before we act ... It is often through taking action that we can discover some of them.
Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
If you are having as much fun running a big corporation as you did running a piece of it, then you are probably interfering too much with the people who really make it happen.
Watch how a man takes praise and there you have the measure of him.
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements.
But to see her was to love her;
Love but her, and love for ever.
O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward.
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter ... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
Americans have a special horror of giving up control, of letting things happen in their own way without interference.
One evening in October, when I was one-third sober,
An' taking home aloadwith manly pride;
My poor feet began to stutter, so I lay down in the gutter,
And a pig came up an' lay down by my side;
Then we sangIt's all fair weather when good fellows get together,
Till a lady passing by was heard to say:
You can tell a man whoboozesby the company he chooses
And the pig got up and slowly walked away.
Our wrangling lawyers ... are so litigious and busy here on earth, that I think they will plead their clients' causes hereafter, some of them in hell.
Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Too often we under estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Who knows, somewhere out there in the audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps and preside over the White House as the President's spouse. I wish him well.
All skills begin with the basics of reading and math, which are supposed to be learned in the early grades of our schools. Yet for too long, for too many children, those skills were never mastered.
Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job.
I really am not the kind of guy that sits here and says,Oh gosh, I'm worried about my legacy.
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundations of America.
These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of America's resolve.
By blaming others, we fail to find the real solutions to our problems and we do not carry out our own responsibilities.
My parents weren't keen on the giving up of school at the beginning to go into singing and dancing, but once they saw I was serious about it, they gave support. I was quite stubborn about my decision, and in the end, they realised it was for the best.
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
Many people's tombstones should read,Died at 30. Buried at 60.
All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.
Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it.
Genius ... has been described as a supreme capacity for taking trouble ... It might be more fitly described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds and keeping them therein so long as the genius remains.
Home, Sweet Homemust surely have been written by a bachelor.
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.
Money is dead men's bones and dead men's souls. The money that men make lives after them.
For Justice, though she's painted blind,
Is to the weaker side inclin'd,
Learning how to learn is life's most important skill.
Your brain is, indeed, a supreme example of, and is the ultimate, Internet.
Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
Power intoxicates men. It is never voluntarily surrendered. It must be taken from them.
'Tis strange - but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction.
A lady of acertain age, which means Certainly aged.
All tragedies are finish'd by death,
All comedies are ended by a marriage.
Friendship is Love without his wings!
I awoke one morning and found myself famous.
Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.
Now I shall go to sleep. Goodnight.
Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe,
Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast,
Is that portentous phrase,I told you so,
Uttered by friends, those prophets of the past.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar;
I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Years steal Fire from the mind as vigour from the limb; And Life's enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.