Top Quotes About Anything
Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money.
Unless someone truly has the power to say no, they never truly have the power to say yes.
Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
Talent will come out.
You can do anything with beer that you can do with wine. Beer is great for basting or marinating meat and fish.
A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.
I coached against Dave the last couple of years, and I was very proud to be the first time a father ever coached against his son. He beat me for 30 minutes the first time and 59 and a half minutes the second time.
Living with a conscience is like driving with the brakes on.
Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.
I can’t remember what the last film I saw was, as I can’t smoke or drink in cinemas.
If you just stop and think, baby, honey, love is a funny thing. Whatever you put in, that’s what you expect to gain.
The more irrational of us are worried about the millennium ending – as if a date would really matter.
But at the time when he wrote, Englishmen, with the rarest exceptions, wrote only in French or Latin; and when they began to write in English, a man of genius, to interpret and improve on him, was not found for a long time.
Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
I loved music, but I found myself at the point where I wanted to die. I didn’t care about life.
How is it the great pieces of good luck fall to us?
William Dean Howells
A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
I put a lot into it, and when I am done playing, I plan on going undercover and then being the sheriff or chief of police somewhere, either Miami or Orlando, I don’t know yet.
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.
To receive everything, one must open one’s hands and give.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary.
People come out to see the players. When do you see a manager anyway? When he’s out on the field arguing with the umpires, making a fool of himself and you know you can’t win, and when he brings out the line-up card.
While democracy must have its organization and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty.
Charles Evans Hughes
Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, it’s about days very wrongly invested in a love affair.
Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
It’s just not easy to explain to someone else what you don’t understand yourself.
The thing about kids is that they express emotion. They don’t hold back. If they want to cry, they cry, and if they are in a good mood, they’re in a good mood.
Another factor is the decision, made in 1976, to sharply divide the FBI and the foreign intelligence agencies. The FBI would collect within the United States; the foreign intelligence agencies would collect overseas.
Bobby R. Inman
It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
It is every woman’s dream to be some man’s dream woman.
They are very personal, emotional songs – people react to them very strongly.
Whenever I did a good performance, my Dad and my uncles, who were rabid movie fans, took me to the movies. There began my underlying love affair with film.
They say it’s better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
Jean de La Fontaine
There is no question that we must do more to secure our borders – but how we go about securing them is also important.
My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well.
Eric Allin Cornell
About 1960, it became clear that it was best for me to bring the experimental part of my research program to a close – there was too much to do on the theoretical aspects – and I began the process of winding down the experiments.
Rudolph A. Marcus
Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
Every proper exertion has been made and will be continued to carry out the wishes of Congress in relation to the tobacco trade, as indicated in the several resolutions of the House of Representatives and the legislation of the two branches.
Martin Van Buren
I’m very proud of my heritage.
Everybody is ambitious. The question is whether he is ambitious to be or ambitious to do.
Beauty and folly are old companions.
The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
J. Paul Getty
I’m fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes – the finer things of life – would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.
Coretta Scott King
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end of the moon as we know it.
There’s a general culture in this country to cut all the trees. It makes me so angry because everyone is cutting and no one is planting.