Politics is the science of getting more power than anyone deserves to have.
Courage consists of the power of self-recovery.
It is labour indeed that puts the difference on everything.
Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
Sir Isaac Newton
Once killing starts, it is difficult to draw the line.
There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.
There is a Passion natural to the Mind of man, especially a free Man, which renders him impatient of Restraint.
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?
I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
Success has ruined many a man.
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.
The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.
What life means to us is determined, not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.
Lewis L Dunnington
I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes.
Beneath this sod A poet lies, or that which once seemed he-- Oh, lift one thought in prayer for S. T. C.! That he, who many a year, with toil of breath, Found death in life, may here find life in death.
I would rather fight with my hands than my tongue.
Dolly Payne Todd Madison
Education is the ability to meet life's situations.
Dr John G Hibben
We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
I don't know what is truth,but I can tell you how to find it!
J J Rousseau
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.
The problem is not whether business will survive in competition with business, but whether any business will survive at all in the ;face of social change.