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A true Christian is one in whom the Holy Ghost dwells.
A true prophet will never claim so.
Food Banks, Homeless Shelters, and Soup Kitchens are all a government's responsibility.
The first thing intelligence teaches is error may occur.
The purpose of education is to enable students to think for themselves.
We are all born naked and young.
When the private sector gains control over sociological function, then certainly government has failed.
I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoléon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
I have never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
I am not the least afraid to die.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
It's called a pen. It's like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.
Neglecting small things under the pretext of wanting to accomplish large ones is the excuse of a coward.
Running after women never hurt anybody - it's catching 'em that does the damage.
Girls scream, boys shout; dogs bark, school's out.
The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.
Old age is no place for sissies.
Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.
If a lady says No, she means Perhaps; if she says Perhaps, she means Yes; if she says Yes, she is no Lady. If a diplomat says Yes, he means Perhaps; if he says Perhaps, he means No; if he says No, he is no Diplomat.
He had ambitions, at one time, to become a sex maniac, but he failed his practical.
Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.
Old age is a shipwreck.
A mountain in labour shouted so loud that everyone, summoned by the noise, ran up expecting that she would be delivered of a city bigger than Paris; she brought forth a mouse.
The stronger man's argument is always the best.
Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Only the gentle are ever really strong.
That guy's got to stop ... he'll see us.
The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.
I would rather a thousand times be a free soul in jail than to be a sycophant and coward in the streets ... If it had not been for the men and women who, in the past, have had the moral courage to go to jail, we would still be in the jungles.
Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.
Perfect beauty implies perfect simplicity, a quality that at first sight does not arouse the emotions which we feel before gigantic works, objects whose very disproportion constitutes an element of beauty.
To my mind, a man must choose a wife for himself, without advice from anybody. As I said to Tony before he ever proposed to this girl: Make sure that she's good, and a lady, and healthy, and intelligent, and that she's going to get on with your friends and relations, and you with hers - and then, my dear boy, if you feel that you can afford to marry - then I suppose there's no help for it.
I believe that you have to understand the economics of a business before you have a strategy, and you have to understand your strategy before you have a structure. If you get these in the wrong order, you will probably fail.
Ideas are a commodity. Execution of them is not.
If you limit a company by its structure or by the people in the company, you will, by definition, limit the full potential of that business. It sounds basic, but a lot of companies don't follow the idea that the structure should be last and not first.
We're fast approaching the point at which there is really no distinction between the .com companies and traditional businesses. The only distinction will be between the winners and losers, and of course, the pace of change at which companies become winners or losers.
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
They butchered me back there, I was in a lot of pain. They cut me in the groin; they cut me in the leg. I was bleeding profusely. This is not an execution, it is murder.
See how the rascals use me! They will not let my play run and yet they steal my thunder!
To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
Minds are like parachutes: they only function when they are open.
Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.
Here's the rule for bargains:Do other men, for they would do you.That's the true business precept.
The persons on whom I have bestowed my dearest love, lie deep in their graves; but, although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up, for ever, on my best affections. Deep affliction has but strengthened and refined them.
You are a human boy, my young friend.
A human boy. O glorious to be a human boy! ...
O running stream of sparkling joy
To be a soaring human boy!
You could draw me to fire, you could draw me to water, you could draw me to the gallows, you could draw me to any death, you could draw me to anything I have most avoided, you could draw me to any exposure and disgrace. This and the confusion of my thoughts, so that I am fit for nothing, is what I mean by your being the ruin of me. But if you would return a favourable answer to my offer of marriage, you could draw me to any good - every good - with equal force.
I must go in, the fog is rising.
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.
Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
I finally get to see Marilyn.
Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
Action may not always bring happiness ... but there is no happiness without action.
Is man an ape or an angel? Now I am on the side of the angels.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.
There are two powers at which men should never grumble - the weather and their wives.
There is no education like adversity.
Yes, I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole.
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.
A Father's Day would call attention to such constructive teachings from the pulpit as would naturally point out: The father's place in the home. The training of children. The safeguarding of the marriage tie. The protection of womanhood and childhood. The meaning of this, whether in the light of religion or of patriotism is so apparent as to need no argument in behalf of such a day.
I'm going home, babe.
Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Whoever loves, if he do not propose
The right true end of love, he's one that goes
To sea for nothing but to make him sick.
A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize the truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself as well as for others.
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
When dealing with complexity and uncertainty, trust and openness become critical.
Sometimes it seems the only accomplishment my education ever bestowed on me, the ability to think in quotations.
Must, bid the Morn awake,
Sad Winter now declines,
Each Bird doth choose a mate,
This day's Saint Valentine's;
For that good Bishop's sake
Get up, and let us see
What Beauty it shall be
That Fortune us assigns.
Remember, the death penalty is murder.
Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money.
Decisions of the kind the executive has to make are not made well by acclamation. They are made well only if based on the clash of conflicting views ... The first rule in decision-making is that one does not make a decision unless there is disagreement.
Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions. It deals with the future of present decisions.
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
Organizations that are change leaders are designed for change. But people need continuity ... they do not function well if the environment is not predictable, not understandable, not known.
The computer is a moron.
The most common cause of executive failure is inability or unwillingness to change with the demands of a new position. The executive who keeps on doing what he has done successfully before is almost bound to fail.
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
Love is love's reward.
Do you hear the rain? Do you hear the rain?
Adieu, mes amis! Je vais la gloire!
My heart to thy heart,
My hand to thine,
My lips to thy lips,
Kisses are wine ...
If you look after the customers and look after the people who look after the customers, you should be successful.
Christianity did not destroy paganism; it adopted it.
Nice guys. Finish last.
A Congresswoman must look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, speak on any given subject with authority and most of all work like a dog.
Passage of a meaningful equal pay bill will end a long and unfortunate pattern of discrimination against women and it will place the Federal Government in the same desirable position as the 20 states which have enacted equal pay laws. It will help all areas of the economy, men as well as women, by stabilizing wage rates, increasing job security, and discouraging the replacement of men with women at lower rates of pay.
There are many kinds of love, as many kinds of light,
And every kind of love makes a glory in the night.
There is love that stirs the heart, and love that gives it rest,
But the love that leads life upward is the noblest and the best.
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
A lot of people can't stand touring but to me it's like breathing. I do it because I'm driven to do it.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.
A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet.
A song is anything that can walk by itself.
All I can do is be me, whoever that is.
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.
Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
Being on tour is like being in limbo. It's like going from nowhere to nowhere.
But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.
Chaos is a friend of mine.
Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.
Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid.
Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
I am against nature. I don't dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay.
I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.
I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed.
I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds.
I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.
I'm just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon.
I'm speaking for all of us. I'm the spokesman for a generation.
I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that.
If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.
In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.
In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.
Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.
Money doesn't talk, it swears.
No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.
Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
The radio makes hideous sounds.
There is nothing so stable as change.
This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.
To live outside the law, you must be honest.
Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.
What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it.
What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?
Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.
You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past - whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends, and spirit - and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends, and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.