Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil buy it, by compromise with evil.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.
There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.
Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost.
But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.
About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
Blood alone moves the wheels of history.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
Puns are a form of humor with words.
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
Learning without thought is labor lost thought without learning is perilous.
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking.
Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.
There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
Each man has a character of his own choosing, it is chance or fate that decides his choice of job.
You're blessed if you have the strength to work.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
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.
Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.
There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses.
I started out writing much more science fictiony stuff and writing about science fiction.
I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.
My goal is more to be remembered. They'll remember this thing and like it in the future. The trick is to stay remembered long enough for that to happen.
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.
Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.
People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
Women may fall when there's no strength in men.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
War is fear cloaked in courage.
The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it's very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.
A peaceful man does more good than a learned one.
We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens.
If you wished to be loved, love.
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.
An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.
If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
We have been long led away by ancient prejudices, and made large sacrifices to superstition.
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
When the sun comes up, I have morals again.
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories.
The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves.
The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.
Be calm in arguing for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society.
Our entire life - consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.
There is something permanent, and something extremely profound, in owning a home.
The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Beyond the beauty, the sex, the titillation, the surface, there is a human being. And that has to emerge.
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.
Change alone is unchanging.
Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it.
Education should prepare our minds to use its own powers of reason and conception rather than filling it with the accumulated misconceptions of the past.
Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.
My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all - the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do.
The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
A priest is he who lives solely in the realm of the invisible, for whom all that is visible has only the truth of an allegory.
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow.
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
What we talked about will have to remain a secret between him and me. I spoke to him as a brother whom I have pardoned and who has my complete trust.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
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.
If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things.
The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.
I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.
For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Before deciding to retire, stay home for a week and watch the daytime TV shows.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.
A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Everyone who understands the nature of God rightly necessarily knows that God is to be believed and hoped in, that he is to be loved and called upon, and to be heard in all things.
That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.
You can't study comedy it's within you. It's a personality. My humor is an attitude.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Choose your friends with caution plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.
Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
The love of heaven makes one heavenly.
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.
Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
The single most important thing in a child's performance is the quality of the teacher. Making sure a child spends the maximum amount of time with inspirational teachers is the most important thing.
Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Our incomes are like our shoes if too small, they gall and pinch us but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
When in doubt, take more time.
Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.
All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.
Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
Beauty is power a smile is its sword.
Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
I believe the Republicans have never thought that democracy was anything but a tribal myth.
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.
I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
For love would be love of the wrong thing there is yet faith, But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
No matter what business you're in, you can't run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn't matter how many games you've won.
Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy.
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.
Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.
I don't look to a man to get pride in myself. It's not about having a black president, it's about having a good president, and I think that's the most important thing.
I'm always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.
The medieval university looked backwards it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.
A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.
For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.
The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.
I certainly derived my skills as a prose writer from my scrutiny of poetry and of the individual word. But schools don't do things like that anymore - tracking words down to their roots.
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
In my mind I'm a blind man doin' time.
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.
You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them but serviceable vices.
In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
Strong women only marry weak men.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Politics is like football if you see daylight, go through the hole.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.
Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.
Woz is living his own life now. He hasn't been around Apple for about five years. But what he did will go down in history.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Even a true artist does not always produce art.
Luck is the residue of design.
The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it.
I'll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age.
The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.
Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.
Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
Great countries are those that produce great people.
O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.
To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
I bear a charmed life.
The humblest painter is a true scholar and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
World War II was the last government program that really worked.
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
Gossip is nature's telephone.
Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.
If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.
I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.
I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.
The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Education is the art of making man ethical.
Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
Nine men in ten are would be suicides.