He that has acquired learning and nor practised what he has learnt, is like a man who ploughs but sows no seed.
Don't be afraid to see what you see.
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
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
It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.
Political image is like mixing cement. When it's wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there's almost nothing you can do to reshape it.
Walter F Mondale
Leadership must be established from the top down.
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
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
No slave to his passions, he nonetheless reserved some passion for his slave.
No TV performance takes such careful preparation as an off-the-cuff talk.
Richard M Nixon
A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace
Education is the ability to meet life's situations.
Dr John G Hibben
Big things are expected of us, and nothing big ever came of being small.
He who has health has hope and he who has hope, has everything.
Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest.
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That was one of the things that worried me — to be raised to the position of a semi-god — because then you are no longer a human being. I wanted to be known as Mandela, a man with weaknesses, some of which are fundamental, and a man who is committed, but, nevertheless, sometimes fails to live up to expectations.
Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
Bishop Desmond Tutu
'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)
Humility has no home in celebrity. Be humble in your direct dealings with people, but unafraid to trumpet your greatness to the public.
I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement.
"Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."
A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.
It's better that it should make you sick than that you don't eat it at all.
He was the future, once...
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
When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
If, at first, you do succeed, try to hide your astonishment.
Los Angeles Times
For me the future of the image is going to be in electronic form ... You will see perfectly beautiful images on an electronic screen. And I'd say that would be very handsome. They would be almost as close as the best reproductions.
In the same way as the tree bears the same fruit year after year, but each time new fruit, all lastingly valuable ideas in thinking must always be reborn.
Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.
A nation' s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.