Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome
Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing, there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.
Robert D Richardson
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
History does not record anywhere at any time a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unknown without help. But, like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
The capabilities of the human mind are enormous. There is usually no inherent reason you cannot accomplish whatever goal you set for yourself.
Michael J Mccarthy
Any pilot can describe the mechanics of flying. What it can do for the spirit of man is beyond description.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Of all the fine places in the world where beautiful happenings come together, Mr. Cabell argues, incomparably the richest is in the consciousness of a poet who is also a scholar. There are to be found the precious hoarded memories of some thousands of years: high deeds and burning loves and eloquent words and surpassing tears and laughter. There, consequently, the romancer may well take his stand, distilling bright new dreams out of ancient beauty. And if he adds the heady tonic of an irony springing from a critical intelligence, so much the better.
James Branch Cabell
I wanted to understand.
Better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall.
Don't be afraid to see what you see.
The word is not the thing.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
We must have the courage to allow a little disorder in our lives.
The Earth is a farm. We are someone else's property.
Our job is only to hold up the mirror -- to tell and show the public what has happened.
That's one step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education