He that has acquired learning and nor practised what he has learnt, is like a man who ploughs but sows no seed.
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.
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Sometimes when I look at my children I say to myself, "Lillian, you should have stayed a virgin."
Long ago we stated the reason for labour organizations. We said that union was essential to give labourers opportunity to deal on an equality with their employers.
US Supreme Court
The longer the title, the less important the job.
George Stanley McGovern
It is good to be back in the Peoples House. But this cannot be a real homecoming. Under the Constitution, I now belong to the executive branch. The Supreme Court has even ruled that I am the executive branchhead, heart, and hand.
Gerald R Ford
What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives travelling twice as fast as stagecoaches?
I let the American people down.
Richard Milhous Nixon
We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.
We are not put in this world to sit still and know; we are put into it to act.
I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.
William J Clinton
He who has hope has everything.
Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.
'This is a day we should treasure - a day when agreement and accommodation have replaced days of difference and division.' (April 11, 1998 - the day the Good Friday Agreement was signed)
Above all else, we need a reaffirmation of political commitment at the highest levels to reducing the dangers that arise both from existing nuclear weapons and from further proliferation.
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 do not deny the possibility of peaceful [political] transition, but we are still awaiting the first case.
He who must die, must die in the dark, even though he sells candles.
Unless you are ambitious, you do not make progress.
I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.
Courage is more than standing for a firm conviction. It includes the risk of questioning that conviction.
Julian Weber Gordon
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
If there is some end of the things we do, which we desire for its own sake, clearly this must be the good. Will not knowledge of it, then, have a great influence on life? Shall we not, like archers who have a mark to aim at, be more likely to hit upon what we should? If so, we must try, in outline at least, to determine what it is. (I.1094a18)
Whenever you take a step forward you are bound to disturb something. You disturb the air as you go forward, you disturb the dust, the ground.
The American people are doing their job today. They should be given a chance to show whether they wish to preserve the principles of individual and local responsibility and mutual self-help before they embark on what I believe to be a disastrous system. I feel sure they will succeed if given the opportunity.