Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
Lady Bird Johnson
Enlarge the opportunity and the person will expand to fill it
Any pilot can describe the mechanics of flying. What it can do for the spirit of man is beyond description.
My own home, we do it in our on home. I know about that. Anybody that has a VCR, talk to them, and I ask you to use your own commonsense... If you had the power to sit on a playback of a recording and you could wipe out the commercials or not wipe out the commercials, what would you do? ... We all do it.
But when you do it, you strip away the reason for free television. ... As far as I am concerned, I am going to continue taping because the plaintiffs have said they aren't going to do anything to me. I am not committing any crime. They know that.
Don't be afraid to see what you see.
If, at first, you do succeed, try to hide your astonishment.
Los Angeles Times
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth."
We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
"As you go through history, I didn't think it was going to get quite this close. So it's just one of those recurring things… I hope this doesn't come true in our country. Maybe the film will waken people to the situation."
While you are away, movie stars are taking your women. Robert Redford is dating your girlfriend, Tom Selleck is kissing your lady, Bart Simpson is making love to your wife.
Iraqi radio announcer Baghdad Betty
I have found it to be true that the older I've become the better my life has become.
Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.
It is often said that all the conditions for the first production of a living organism are now present, which could ever have been present. But if (and oh! what a big if!) we could conceive in some warm little pond, with all sorts of ammonia and phosphoric salts, light, heat, electricity, &c., present, that a proteine compound was chemically formed ready to undergo still more complex changes, at the present day such matter would be instantly absorbed, which would not have been the case before living creatures were found.
Charles R Darwin
It needs courage to let our children go, but we are trustees and stewards and have to hand them back to life--to God. As the old saying puts it: What I gave I have. We have to love them and lose them.
I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years.
No fan of corporate conglomerates, he once expressed his disdain this way.
Whether you wind up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends on the kind of chick you married