The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.
It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.
I want to be distinguished from the rest to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.
Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art - an individual masterpiece.
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is, prose = words in their best order - poetry = the best words in the best order.
There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.
Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
The reason we wouldn't make a seven-inch tablet isn't because we don't want to hit a price point, it's because we don't think you can make a great tablet with a seven-inch screen.
The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.
Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
The color of truth is gray.
It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.
Money is a kind of poetry.
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
A man's kiss is his signature.
Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
I try to just communicate what I want done as clearly and simply as possible.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
Do you know the difference between a beautiful woman and a charming one? A beauty is a woman you notice, a charmer is one who notices you.
Social intercourse, even friendship among most people, is merely a business arrangement that lasts only so long as there is need.
Education, like neurosis, begins at home.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.
Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.
Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brillant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.
We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.
Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions and take that of laborers Unions.
There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.
I don't like food that's too carefully arranged it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
The power of lying is much less than the power of what is not to be discussed.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
Science is but an image of the truth.
Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.
Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.
By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth.
No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety.
I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass and beyond there is a different country.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.
Time itself comes in drops.
Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
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.
There is no more lively sensation than that of pain its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience.
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.
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 there's some kind of change.
Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact to shatter and destroy it is not so good.
Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.
Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.
Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
I was the kid next door's imaginary friend.
I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect - they are much more interesting.
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Beauty doesn't need ornaments. Softness can't bear the weight of ornaments.
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought, and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists.
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.
The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent.
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
Marriage is a financial contract I have enough contracts already.
Nature abhors annihilation.
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world.
Even when a person has all of life's comforts - good food, good shelter, a companion - he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.
Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.
Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices.
Forgotten is forgiven.
Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.
Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
The reason why lovers never tire of each other's company is that the conversation is always about themselves.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.
We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.
Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.
It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.
A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.
What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.
One must not trifle with love.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.
And I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.
Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
Men get opinions as boys learn to spell by reiteration chiefly.
The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.
What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire the other is to get it.
Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time.
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
Only actions give life strength only moderation gives it charm.
Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
Teach us to give and not to count the cost.
Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.
To find a fault is easy, to do better may be difficult.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.
I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.
In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
I am not a great theologian. I know there is a theological concept called invincible ignorance in which a strong enough faith binds you to any facts to the contrary.
Most high courts in other nations do not have discretion, such as we enjoy, in selecting the cases that the high court reviews. Our court is virtually alone in the amount of discretion it has.
Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.
If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness poverty and wealth have both failed.
We cannot learn men from books.
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors.
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
I don't think art is propaganda it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Character... is a habit, the daily choice of right over wrong it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war.
It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
I love those who yearn for the impossible.
If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.
Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters.
You aren't learning anything when you're talking.
Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die.
The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind - not the fiend or the sadist.
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
He who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.
There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
The virtue of paganism was strength the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education all politics can do is keep us out of war.
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.
Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.
Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
It is the superfluous things for which men sweat, - superfluous things that wear our togas theadbare, that force us to grow old in camp, that dash us upon foreign shores.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.
Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
A wedding is such a girl thing.
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.
The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman.
Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone.
My parents taught me to never give up and to always believe that my future could be whatever I dreamt it to be.
When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.
Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?
A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.
The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.
I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired.
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
I'm very comfortable with failure. I'm very comfortable being the guy who disappoints people.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
We made the buttons on the screen look so good you'll want to lick them.
The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
Poetry: the best words in the best order.
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
It would be foolish to suggest that government is a good custodian of aesthetic goals. But, there is no alternative to the state.