I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
He that has acquired learning and nor practised what he has learnt, is like a man who ploughs but sows no seed.
Playing seems to be both disinterested and passionate at the same time disinterested in that it is not for real, and passionate in the absorption it requires.
Unless you are ambitious, you do not make progress.
The man who carried out the attack is still in power and still insane, so we shall expect another attack any minute. (On President Ronald Reagan)
Time gives good advice.
I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.
The forces of good and evil are working within and around me, I must choose, and in a free will universe I do have a choice.
So if there is a purpose to the suffering that is cancer, I think it must be this: its meant to improve us.
I would not have known at the time, for I was too young to realize that I was supposed to have a live-in father, just as I was too young to know that I needed a race. From an improbably short span it seems that my father fell under the same spell as my mother and her parents; and for the first six years of my life, even as that spell was broken and the worlds that they thought they'd left behind reclaimed each of them, I occupied the place where their dreams had been.
Barack Hussein Obama
Life is too complicated not to be orderly.
To get the best out of a man go to what is best in him.
Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.
General Colin Powell
We can and must turn this page if we are friends and are prepared to look one another in the eye.
Since the dawn of time there have been those among us who have been willing to go to extraordinary lengths to gain access to that domain normally reserved for birds, angels, and madmen.
Paraglider magazine Steven B Beach
We must overcome the notion that we must be regular. It robs us of the chance to be extraordinary and leads us to the mediocre.
Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.
The real danger from advertising is that it helps to shatter and ultimately destroy our most precious non-material possessions the confidence in the existence of meaningful purposes of human activity and respect for the integrity of man.
Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it.
It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.
On marriage Look for a sweet person. Forget rich.
Wisdom is harder to DO than it is to know.
If you want to read about love and marriage, you have to buy two separate books.
A great many college graduates come here thinking of lawyers as social engineers arguing the great Constitutional issues.
No important institution is ever merely what the law makes it. It accumulates about itself traditions, conventions, ways of behaviour, which are not less formidable in their influence.
Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight ... for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created. (Prayer while orbiting the earth in a space capsule)
Jr L Gordon Cooper
I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof.
(after playing 'How will I know when I'm really in love ?' by XXOO) - Your hat will fall off! I thought everybody knew that.
Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.
The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.