While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Leonardo Da Vinci
It is much too good for them,they don't know what to do with it.His comment on 'borrowing' others music.
George Frideric Handel
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
The child is father of the man.
My Brother William was married to Mary Hutchinson…At a little after 8 o'clock I saw them go down the avenue towards the Church. William had parted from me upstairs. [deleted: I gave him the wedding ring – with how deep a blessing! I took it from my forefinger where I had worn it the whole of the night before – he slipped it again onto my finger and blessed me fervently].
I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others.
The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.
Edgar F Roberts
Time gives good advice.
The highest of distinctions is service to others.
King George VI
Road rage begins in kindergarten.
Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one part of the citizens to give to the other.
Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic
It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh.
Here's to the day when it is May
And care as light as a feather,
When your little shoes and my big boots
Go tramping over the heather.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Corrie Ten Boom
Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain.
(Stuart Davis).. .. is one of but few, who realized his canvas as a.. .. two-dimensional surface plane. (1931)
While we spoke of many things
Fools and kings
This he said to me:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return."
Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
Lita Grey Chaplin
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults.
I'm what you might call centre-right but I've always disliked the right wing as much as I've disliked the left wing.
Whatever muscles I have are the product of my own hard work and nothing else.
There's a lot to be said for the fellow who doesn't say it himself.
Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every aspect of life.
You live with your thoughts -- so be careful what they are.
We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something outside ourselves.
Ethel Perry Andrus
Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we will stand by each other, however it blow.
Il n'y a plus de Pyrénées.
Louis XIV of France
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and under a just God, can not long retain it.
Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.
It is not the position, but the disposition.
E J Smith
The ladies have to go first... Get in the lifeboat, to please me... Good-bye, dearie. I'll see you later.
John Jacob IV Astor
To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe.
Last night I dreamed I ate a ten-pound marshmallow, and when I woke up the pillow was gone.
All great art, and today all great artlessness, must appear extreme to the mass of men, as we know them today. It springs from the anguish of great souls. From the souls of men not formed, but deformed in factories whose inspiration is pelf.
A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.
A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with.
Kenneth A Wells
The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secret elevators and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won't bother me.
Everyone is the age of their heart.
The issue presented is whether the Federal Constitution confers a fundamental right upon homosexuals to engage in sodomy, and hence invalidates the laws of the many States that still make such conduct illegal, and have done so for a very long time…. Respondent would have us announce, as the Court of Appeals did, a fundamental right to engage in homosexual sodomy. This we are quite unwilling to do.
The longer the life the more the offense, the more the offense the more the pain, the more the pain the less defense and the less defense the less the gain.
Sir T Wyatt
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 was called up in 1942. Having been born in Berlin, schooled in Devon, London and Berkshire, and lived in Suffolk, I ended up in the Highland Light Infantry.