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The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
I love you, mom.
Haute Couture should be fun, foolish, and almost unwearable.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
I feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Media people should have long noses like an elephant to smell out politicians, mayors, prime ministers and businessmen. We need to know the reality, the good and the bad, not just the appearance.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Sleep is the best meditation.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
A child's a plaything for an hour.
In the gradual desuetude of old observances, this custom of solemnizing our proper birth-day hath nearly passed away, or is left to children, who reflect nothing at all about the matter, nor understand any thing in it beyond cake and orange.
What I want is men who will support me when I am in the wrong.
To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It's really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.
Fuck your butt of sack.
I can't understand these chaps who go round American universities explaining how they write poems: It's like going round explaining how you sleep with your wife.
I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think?
Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms
Inside your head, and people in them, acting.
People you know, yet can't quite name.
Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.
Observing your own and your competitor's successes and failures makes your inner business voice more sure and vivid.
The more you talk and listen to a bad character the more you lose your dislike for him.
Business today is about making decisions amid ambiguity.
I've always favoured proposition over opposition.
Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.
Tune in, turn on, drop out.
Why not? Yeah.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
I understand, of course, that many people find smoking objectionable. That is their right. I would, I assure you, be the very last to criticize the annoyed. I myself find many - even most - things objectionable. Being offended is the natural consequence of leaving one's home. I do not like aftershave lotion, adults who roller-skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan. I do not, however, go around enacting legislation and putting up signs. In private I avoid such people; in public they have the run of the place. I stay at home as much as possible, and so should they. When it is necessary, however, to go out of the house, they must be prepared, as I am, to deal with the unpleasant personal habits of others. That is whatpublicmeans.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.
I wish the press were paying more attention to the erosion of the Constitution and the slippery slope that we're getting into, by giving up the right of the Congress to talk about when and how and where we go to war.
The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
As you think, so shall you become.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Real living is living for others.
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
The key to immortality is first to live a life worth remembering.
The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
You just wait. I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.
Now I have finished with all earthly business, and high time too. Yes, yes, my dear child, now comes death.
Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
As usual, there's a great woman behind every idiot.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Yes, I am.
I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Of two close friends, one is always the slave of the other.
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
I once said cynically of a politician,He'll double-cross that bridge when he comes to it.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Insanity is hereditary; you can get it from your children.
The simplest toy, on which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
The conduct of successful business merely consists in doing things in a very simple way, doing them regularly, and never neglecting to do them.
The man who whispers down a well
About the goods he has to sell
Will not make as many dollars
As the man who climbs the tree and hollers!
We sometimes take for granted the freedom and power of independent thought and action. And only after it's been compromised, do we fully realize how fundamental it is to the pursuit of economic opportunity.
A powerful new idea can kick around unused in a company for years, not because its merits are not recognized, but because nobody has assumed the responsibility for converting it from words to action.
Creativity is thinking new things. Innovation is doing new things.
If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.
People will buy anything that isone to a customer.
Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.
It was a phenomenon I noticed many years ago. Young people were just giving up every bit of information about themselves they could.
The battle for freedom and liberty really never is over, and there are really low points in it, but I'm not giving up, and I'm not gonna engage in phony pep talks, either.
My best career decision was probably not giving up when I wanted to. God as well as my family and friends were there for me during my toughest times.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
His argument is as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had been starved to death.
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
In regards to this great Book (the Bible), I have but to say it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this Book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are found portrayed in it.
It has been said of the world's history hitherto that might makes right. It is for us and for our time to reverse the maxim, and to say that right makes might.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. He who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or decisions possible or impossible to execute.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
They won't think anything about it.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
He who would make serious use of his life must always act as though he had a long time to live and must schedule his time as though he were about to die.
I've found that when it came to doing something I loved and fighting for it, things worked out. If you're going to kill yourself to develop something, you've got to enjoy it.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
Most people would succeed in small things, if they were not troubled by great ambitions.
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing;
Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence.
Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted;
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters, returning
Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment;
That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.
The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows.
When you ask one friend to dine,
Give him your best wine!
When you ask two,
The second best will do!
You're fired!No other words can so easily and succinctly reduce a confident, self-assured executive to an insecure, groveling shred of his former self.
Why do you weep. Did you think I was immortal?
I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my charge; I Pardon those who have occasioned my death; and I pray to God that the blood you are going to shed may never be visited on France.
A King should die standing.
I am a Queen, but I have not the power to move my arms.
When I appear in public, people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground, and swish my tail.
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
Maiden, when such a soul as thine is born, the morning-stars their ancient music make.
Sincerity is impossible unless it pervades the whole being, and the pretense of it saps the very foundation of character.
The trouble with marriage is that, while every woman is at heart a mother, every man is at heart a bachelor.
Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
He was the consummate politician. He didn't lie, neither did he tell the truth.
Anyone who says we're in a recession, or heading into one - especially the worst one since the Great Depression - is making up his own private definition ofrecession.
I could be, you know, the person that shows little kids that giving up isn't something that you should do.
It is a characteristic of committee discussions and decisions that every member has a vivid recollection of them and that every member's recollection differs violently from every other member's recollection.
I feel like I just have such the blood and bones of a New Yorker that I can almost imagine better, like, giving up the fight and not being able to afford the city and going out West, keeping a small place here, and then when I'm like 80, coming back here, living on the park and going to the theater.
In business a reputation for keeping absolutely to the letter and spirit of an agreement, even when it is unfavorable, is the most precious of assets, although it is not entered in the balance sheet.