Top Quotes About Anything
We will stand up for our friends in the world. And one of the most important friends is the State of Israel. My administration will be steadfast in support Israel against terrorism and violence, and in seeking the peace for which all Israelis pray.
George W. Bush
Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made.
I love Marlon Brando. Never seem him bad, just less good.
Today, nuclear power provides 20 percent of power in the United States.
One must know combinations, one must have a true knowledge of food to be in the moment.
The state is out of control, the state is on a spending binge, the state has to stop putting itself in a hole that’s getting deeper and deeper and deeper.
I think that people don’t know how to do anything anymore. My father was a janitor. He could take a car apart and put it back together. He could build a house in the back yard. Today, if you ask people what they know, they say, ‘I know how to hire someone.’
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Only very intelligent people don’t wish they were in politics, and I’m dumb enough to want to be in there.
It’s such a luxury to be able to be happy about going to work in the morning.
I’m a radical reformist, because between where we are and where I want to go there’s a great deal of work, and I won’t see the end of this.
I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write; to think only of my own tastes and ideals, without a thought of those of editors or publishers.
C. S. Forester
No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason.
All churches and all religions contain aspects of the truth, but only God is truth.
What’s the subject of life – to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life.
Paul A. Volcker
We picked the Red Sox because they lose. If you root for something that loses for 86 years, you’re a pretty good fan. You don’t have to win everything to be a fan of something.
There is a hangover from a defeat like Denmark – ask any player about when they’ve had a bad game, it’s still in there somewhere in the back of your mind.
Because you’re not what I would have you be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.
I would rather be loved by somebody who respected me.
The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
I recently watched Peter Brook’s Lord of the Flies, and it wasn’t a favorite film. Then I saw the one that was made in 1990, which in my opinion didn’t match up to the original.
Well, first of all, let me say that – let me remind your viewers that I am recused from this investigation, and what I said this weekend is not anything new.
When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today.
I see myself capable of arrogance and brutality… That’s a fierce thing, to discover within yourself that which you despise the most in others.
America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams.
It worries me a little bit the reach and power of TV. More people saw me in ‘The Practice’ than will ever see me in all the stage plays I ever do. Which is sort of humbling. Or troubling. Or both.
The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop.
And help us, this and every day, to live more nearly as we pray.
Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers.
Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.
Music is an outburst of the soul.
The basic notion was the idea that the loudspeaker should have a voice which was unique and not just an instrument of reproduction, but an instrument unto itself.
Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.
Literature is the immortality of speech.
August Wilhelm von Schlegel
Once life is finished it acquires a sense; up to that point it has not got a sense; its sense is suspended and therefore ambiguous.
Pier P. Pasolini
Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.
Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Social psychology is especially interested in the effect which the social group has in the determination of the experience and conduct of the individual member.
George H. Mead
Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.
Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.
James Russell Lowell
Only in a popular war against France… do I see a misfortune.
In this financial year we will be spending at least $1.5 billion on foreign aid and we cannot be sure that this money will be properly spent, as corruption and mismanagement in many of the recipient countries are legend.
Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
Barbara de Angelis
The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
Margaret Chase Smith
My parents were laborers so we lived on South Park, which was a low-income region of Seattle. You had a choice – you either joined or formed a gang or you let others bully you.
Illiteracy is rampant. People are out of communication.
I think I’m in the same mood as ever, but in some ways more mature. I guess you could say that, at 65, when you’ve seen the world shape up as I have, there are only two things you can do: laugh or kill yourself.
John le Carre
Do you not see, first, that – as a mental abstract – physical force is directly opposed to morality; and secondly, that it practically drives out of existence the moral forces?