I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity. If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry. We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong. Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy. I'd never really believed in terrorists before. For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted. You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh - it's as simple as that. I was not a child prodigy, because a child prodigy is a child who knows as much when it is a child as it does when it grows up. To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it. I think people want their illusions and writers are mostly illusion. When you read their words, you read a flattened, incomplete version of the writer.
Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings. In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty. What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty. You can have it all. You just can't have it all at once. An idea is salvation by imagination.
Love truth, and pardon error. The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. I feel like a tiny bird with a big song! It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all. Your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life. Van was screaming something and Jolu was shouting and I looked at them for a second and that was when someone put a coarse. Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand. I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me. A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate. Feeling grateful to or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. Someone went upside my head again.
How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us! If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry. Go often to the house of thy friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path. Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself. Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable. If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
Oh, I don't blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I'd be irresponsible, too. Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity. I looked up and saw a bunch of military-looking guys in coveralls, holding big, bulky rifles and wearing hooded gas masks with tinted face-plates. There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one. The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next. To believe in God or in a guiding force because someone tells you to is the height of stupidity. We are given senses to receive our information within. With our own eyes we see, and with our own skin we feel. With our intelligence, it is intended that we understand. But each person must puzzle it out for himself or herself. I've never quite believed that one chance is all I get.
I've never quite believed that one chance is all I get. My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed. Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for. I mean, I knew that in the abstract there were terrorists somewhere in the world, but they didn't really represent any risk to me. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, "You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing." Is love supposed to last throughout all time, or is it like trains changing at random stops. If I loved her, how could I leave her? If I felt that way then, how come I don't feel anything now? It is not enough to aim; you must hit. The freedom of all is essential to my freedom. The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty. All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.
We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it. Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid. Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form. Use what you have to run toward your best - that's how I now live my life. It really doesn't matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on. Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. It's never just a game when you're winning.
We are what we repeatedly do. Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence. We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective. When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure. The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget. Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you. More movement, and the sense of bodies being shackled in alongside of me.
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary. Do not believe that he who seeks to comfort you lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life has much difficulty... Were it otherwise he would never have been able to find those words. Our patience will achieve more than our force. Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated. Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality. Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.
Sometimes love will pick you up by the short hairs...and jerk the heck out of you. There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail. Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly. He attacked everything in life with a mix of extrordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which. It is not enough to aim; you must hit. Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity. Darryl wasn't in good shape -- he was white-faced and panting. I'm moving, but don't worry! Someone once told me we're all on the same planet, so I'll be okay! The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. Keep true to the dreams of thy youth. Laughter is supposed to be the best medicine, however, it should never be at the expense of someone�s feelings or ignoring truth. It had only one fault. It was kind of lousy.
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats. O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant. We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe. By the time I'd grown up, I naturally supposed that I'd be grown up. Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.