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of learned young people we have donkeys with University degrees.
of future leaders we have mollusks with expensive blue jeans and phony revolutionaries with ski masks. And do you know what? Maybe this is another reason why our Moslem invaders have such an easy game.
of establishing facts, we have to overthrow errors;
of ascertaining what is, we have to chase from our imaginations what is not.
, we did take our eye off the ball. We decided,
of finishing the job in Afghanistan, to go into Iraq. And today, unfortunately, if you look at the situation on the ground, it is a mess.
Chris Van Hollen
of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office.
of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known.
, I watch myself get shot on television.
of war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me.
of trying to fit an impossible ideal, I took a personal inventory of all my healthy body parts for which I am grateful: Straight Greek eyebrows. They start at the hairline at my temple and, left unchecked, will grow straight across my face and onto yours.
, we were given a publication called the Weekly Reader, which was like a newspaper for four-foot illiterates.
, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.
, he would make death his final project, the center point of his days. Since everyone was going to die, he could be of great value, right? He could be research. A human textbook. Study me in my slow and patient demise. Watch what happens to me. Learn with me.
(Harry) contented himself with scrawling a note to Ron: Let's do it tonight.
J. K. Rowling
of doing the best thing, we sometimes have to settle for the rightest thing.
of answering your question directly I shall quote from the Indian poet Tagore: “I slept and dreamt that life was joy/ I awoke and saw that life was service/I acted and behold, service was joy.” In fact, through my work I discover life, people, and everything which happens around us.
, he did what we all do. He went about his dull routine as if all the days in the world were still to come.
I often felt unusually light and swift-paced, as if I were on a weightless bicycle and sprinting through the star world.
I ought to be grateful to Him who never owed me anything for having been so generous to me, rather than think that He deprived me of those things or has taken away from me whatever He did not give me.
of making myself write the book I ought to write, the novel that was expected of me, I conjured up the book I myself would have liked to read, the sort by an unknown writer, from another age and another country, discovered in an attic.
of engaging in cutthroat competition, we should strive to create value. In economic terms, this means a transition from a consumer economy - the mad rush for ownership and consumption - to a constructive economy where all human beings can participate in the act of creating lasting worth.
of hating the people you think are war-makers, hate the appetites and disorder in your own soul, which are the causes of war. If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed - but hate these things in yourself, not in another.
, he was astonished by what he had: the chance to sit beside this woman in the late afternoon light while she read.
of proclaiming the ideals, they educe what experience teaches, what the experience of all the centuries has taught, that the millions get no further than mediocrity.
of asking "what’s the problem?" ask "what's the creative opportunity?
of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from.
of telling the world What it is supposed to do, Why don't you immediately do it yourself? In this way, I assure you, Your happiness will be surprisingly multiplied.
, ourselves the beneficiaries of this kind of benign neglect, we now measure success as the extent to which we manage to keep our children monitored, tethered, tied to us.
of satisfying me, the kisses have the opposite effect, of make my need greater. I thought I was something of an expert on hunger, but this is an entirely new kind.
of giving a firm foundation for setting the conscience of man at rest forever, Thou didst choose all that is exceptional, vague and enigmatic.
of going home, I drove to the library. To hell with human beings. I’d always felt safer with stories than with flesh and blood.
of cursing the darkness, light a candle.
of warning pregnant women not to drink, I think female alcoholics ought to be told not to fuck
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Henry Ward Beecher
P. J. O'Rourke
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