Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.
Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.
No slave to his passions, he nonetheless reserved some passion for his slave.
I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement; battered by the winds and broken in upon by the storms, and from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair.
John Quincy Adams
Do to others what you would have them do to you.
How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!
You can never be happily married to another until you get a divorce from yourself. A successful marriage demands a certain death to self.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Politics is the science of getting more power than anyone deserves to have.
Success has ruined many a man.
I wish nothing but good; therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor and a scoundrel.
The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.
Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.
As though there were a tie
And obligation to posterity.
We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse:
What has posterity done for us.
That we, lest they their rights should lose,
Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it.
Don't be afraid to see what you see.
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
Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.