Best Quotes About Ice

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm. -Calvin Coolidge

I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally. -W. C. Fields

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. -George Bernard Shaw

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault. -Henry Kissinger

Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. -Will Rogers

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. -Erma Bombeck

If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done. -Peter Ustinov

He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. -Winston Churchill

Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling. -Dave Barry

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking. -H. L. Mencken

Justice is merely incidental to law and order. -J. Edgar Hoover

We were the Spice Boys. -George Harrison

Gluttony is not a secret vice. -Orson Welles

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. -Mark Twain

He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food. -Raymond Chandler

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones. -Charlotte Bronte

Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb. -Spiro T. Agnew

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity. -Albert Einstein

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. -Charlie Chaplin

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once. -Cyril Connolly

To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another. -Benjamin Jowett

I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice. -Muriel Rukeyser

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. -Edmund Burke

Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky – or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time. -Carl Sandburg

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. -Robert Frost

Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half. -Plato

No one wants advice – only corroboration. -John Steinbeck

Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers. -Khalil Gibran

In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice. -Richard Bach

The price of greatness is responsibility. -Winston Churchill

If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us. -Francis Bacon

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe. -Edmund Burke

The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be. -Raymond Chandler

There is no such thing as justice – in or out of court. -Clarence Darrow

Justice delayed is justice denied. -William E. Gladstone

Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

More law, less justice. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! -Patrick Henry

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk? -Alice Walker

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. -Baruch Spinoza

Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills? -Khalil Gibran

Practice is the best of all instructors. -Publilius Syrus

Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be. -W. H. Auden

The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's only one other choice. -Doug Larson

As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility. -Arnold J. Toynbee

The Soul is the voice of the body's interests. -George Santayana

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. -Winston Churchill

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed. -Godfrey Winn

The taxpayer – that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination. -Ronald Reagan

The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could punish the man without punishing the office. -Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso. -Rita Rudner

When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were. -John F. Kennedy

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does. -Bill Vaughan

No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office. -Gloria Steinem

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. -Dave Barry

You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you're not 'professional' any more. -Jeff Foxworthy

The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices on their podiums during prime time, and I doubt that anybody would notice. -Dave Barry

What is a Web year now, about three months? And when people can browse around, discover new things, and download them fast, when we all have agents – then Web years could slip by before human beings can notice. -Tim Berners-Lee

The most popular labor-saving device is still money. -Phyllis George

The point of cities is multiplicity of choice. -Jane Jacobs

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier. -H. L. Mencken

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass. -Martin Mull

Whether one eats a cat or not is a personal choice, and I don't want to sway anyone one way or another. But if you do, there is one obvious cooking tip: Always remember to remove the bell from the cat's collar before cooking. -Mike Royko

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro. -Dave Barry

When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes. -Dylan Thomas

The best career advice to give to the young is, 'Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.' -Katharine Whitehorn

We have to believe in free-will. We've got no choice. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

We need a data network that can easily carry voice, instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data. -Reed Hundt

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition. -Orrin Hatch

Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent? -Dave Barry

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed. -B. B. King

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. -Jack London

A magazine is simply a device to induce people to read advertising. -James Collins

May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine. -Frank Sinatra

States should have the right to enact laws… particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live. -George W. Bush

A recent police study found that you're much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run. -Dennis Miller

There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people – we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size. -Eric Hoffer

El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans… I have heard a single voice. -Dan Quayle

I'm going to be a vice president very much like George Bush was. He proved to be a very effective vice president, perhaps the most effective we've had in a couple of hundred years. -Dan Quayle

When I talked to him on the phone yesterday. I called him George rather than Mr. Vice President. But, in public, it's Mr. Vice President, because that is who he is. -Dan Quayle

I just don't believe in the basic concept that someone should make their whole career in public service. -Dan Quayle

Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view. -Lillian Hellman

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office. -Ambrose Bierce

I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely. -Kim Basinger

If your advertising goes unnoticed, everything else is academic. -William Bernbach

If you don't get noticed, you don't have anything. You just have to be noticed, but the art is in getting noticed naturally, without screaming or without tricks. -Leo Burnett

Too many ads that try not to go over the reader's head end up beneath his notice. -Leo Burnett

A good basic selling idea, involvement and relevancy, of course, are as important as ever, but in the advertising din of today, unless you make yourself noticed and believed, you ain't got nothin'. -Leo Burnett

Properly practiced creativity can make one ad do the work of ten. -William Bernbach

Properly practiced creativity must result in greater sales more economically achieved. Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted, believed, persuasive, urgent. -William Bernbach

I believe that a contract, or at least an understanding, exists between the American public and the American advertiser concerning what advertising is, what its limitations are and what price people will pay for it. -John O'Toole

An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service. -Daniel J. Boorstin

The buying of time or space is not the taking out of a hunting license on someone else's private preserve but is the renting of a stage on which we may perform. -Howard Gossage

It used to be that a fellow went on the police force when everything else failed, but today he goes in the advertising game. -Kin Hubbard

It takes good clients to make a good advertising agency. Regardless of how much talent an ad agency may have, it is ineffective without good products and services to advertise. -Morris Hite

The sole purpose of business is service. The sole purpose of advertising is explaining the service which business renders. -Leo Burnett

I notice increasing reluctance on the part of marketing executives to use judgment; they are coming to rely too much on research, and they use it as a drunkard uses a lamp post for support, rather than for illumination. -David Ogilvy

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family. -George Bernard Shaw

A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. -Paul Erdos

I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it. -John F. Kennedy

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies. -Oscar Wilde

Criticism is prejudice made plausible. -H. L. Mencken

There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men. -Nicolas Chamfort

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. -Erica Jong

When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him. -Josh Billings

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. -Oscar Wilde

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice. -E. W. Howe

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen. -Brigitte Bardot

I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won't let himself get snotty about it. -Raymond Chandler

In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from. -Peter Ustinov

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world. -Benjamin Harrison

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked. -Ralph Ellison

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility. -Ambrose Bierce

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. -Vincent Van Gogh

Cowardice… is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. -Ernest Hemingway

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. -John F. Kennedy

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice… that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person. -Arthur Schopenhauer

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. -Bill Vaughan

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education. -Tallulah Bankhead

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life. -Ernest Renan

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. -Jean Arp

They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward. -Thomas A. Edison

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. -Pat Robertson

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. -Henri Nouwen

Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards? -Al Boliska

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? -Saint Augustine

The most important political office is that of the private citizen. -Louis D. Brandeis

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -Dalai Lama

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate. -Thornton Wilder

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy. -Anton Chekhov

If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang. -Charley Reese

If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity. -Nelson DeMille

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. -Mark Twain

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. -Barry Goldwater

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home. -Carl T. Rowan

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. -Anatole France

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica. -Stephen Leacock

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if…'; And then do it. -Duane Michals

He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place. -Charles Caleb Colton

How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. -Desmond Tutu

The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency. -W. Somerset Maugham

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward. -George Jean Nathan

If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast. -William Tecumseh Sherman

In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls. -Lenny Bruce

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. -Henry David Thoreau

Only the man who has enough good in him to feel the justice of the penalty can be punished. -William Ernest Hocking

If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government; for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law. -Lysander Spooner

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. -Epictetus

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. -Franklin P. Jones

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. -Henry David Thoreau

Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee. -Michel de Montaigne

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. -Judith Viorst

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar – a practice which is still continued. -Helen Rowland

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time. -Barbara Kingsolver

There's a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me. -John Erskine

No nice men are good at getting taxis. -Katharine Whitehorn

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. -Sophia Loren

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. -Alice Walker

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. -George Will

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. -Oscar Wilde

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. -Haim Ginott

Now the thing about having a baby – and I can't be the first person to have noticed this – is that thereafter you have it. -Jean Kerr

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. -Buddy Hackett

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. -Heraclitus

When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice. -William James

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct. -Thomas Jefferson

It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them. -Bill Vaughan

It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice. -Matthew Henry

Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart. -Marguerite Gardiner

Prejudice is the child of ignorance. -William Hazlitt

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit. -W. Somerset Maugham

In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice. -Evelyn Waugh

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't! -George Bernard Shaw

There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible. -P. J. O'Rourke

Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you would be perfectly comfortable. -Bobby Bragan

To teach is to learn twice. -Joseph Joubert

Unjust. How many times I've used that word, scolded myself with it. All I mean by it now is that I don't have the final courage to say that I refuse to preside over violations against myself, and to hell with justice. -Lillian Hellman

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. -Virginia Woolf

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism. -Anton Chekhov

When a woman behaves like a man why doesn't she behave like a nice man? -Edith Evans

What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage. -Bruce Barton

Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice. -Andreas Capellanus

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss. -Noam Chomsky

I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman. -Claire Danes

One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people's lives without having to pay the price. -Robert De Niro

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. -Joseph Addison

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat. -Martin H. Fischer

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. -Henry Ford

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. -Harold S. Geneen

I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them. -Alfred Hitchcock

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. -William James

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice. -Jim Morrison

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift. -Steve Prefontaine

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. -E. B. White

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. -Aesop

Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones. -Antonin Artaud

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. -John Kenneth Galbraith

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. -Jack London

If life gives you lemons, make some kind of fruity juice. -Conan O'Brien

Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known. -Confucius

It's more than magnificent – it's mediocre. -Samuel Goldwyn

Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

One of the great things about young people is that they do question, that they do care deeply about justice, and they they have open minds. -Zack de la Rocha

The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are two ways to slice easily thorugh life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. -Alfred Korzybski

When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream. -John Lennon

It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States. -Andrew Jackson

It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training. -Ulysses S. Grant

The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office. -Dean Acheson

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. -Ansel Adams

A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government. -Spiro T. Agnew

How nice the human voice is when it isn't singing. -Rudolf Bing

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again. -Hugo Black

By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license, such a statute creates a threat of censorship that by its very existence chills free speech. -Harry A. Blackmun

It is precisely because the issue raised by this case touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority. -Harry A. Blackmun

I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions. -Omar N. Bradley

Those of Manhattan are the brokers on Wall Street and they talk of people who went to the same colleges; those from Queens are margin clerks in the back offices and they speak of friends who live in the same neighborhood. -Jimmy Breslin

No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead. -Van Wyck Brooks

Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city. -Anatole Broyard

I am just a nice, clean-cut Mongolian boy. -Yul Brynner

We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians. -Warren E. Burger

There can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society. -Warren E. Burger

If Broadway shows charge preview prices while the cast is in dress rehearsal, why should restaurants charge full price when their dining room and kitchen staffs are still practicing? -Marian Burros

You may be as vicious about me as you please. You will only do me justice. -Richard Burton

I cannot switch my voice. My voice is not like an elevator going up and down. -Maria Callas

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go. -Truman Capote

I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things that come to me as president. -Jimmy Carter

If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire. -Winston Churchill

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. -Winston Churchill

The heightened public clamor resulting from radio and television coverage will inevitably result in prejudice. Trial by television is, therefore, foreign to our system. -Tom C. Clark

The mugger who is arrested is back on the street before the police officer, but the person mugged may not be back on the street for a long time, if ever. -Mario Cuomo

Bias and prejudice are attitudes to be kept in hand, not attitudes to be avoided. -Charles Curtis

The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder. -Richard J. Daley

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend. -Agnes de Mille

It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice. -Deng Xiaoping

The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves. -Deng Xiaoping

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected. -Alan Dershowitz

The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics. No one can make head nor tail of them and they never are seen twice in the same place. -John G. Diefenbaker

How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet – it's gone. -Marlene Dietrich

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place. -Margaret Drabble

Nice guys finish last. -Leo Durocher

No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old, and that I know. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. -Queen Elizabeth II

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations. -Queen Elizabeth II

I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate. -Sam Ervin

Vice president – it has such a nice ring to it! -Geraldine Ferraro

I have asked myself once or twice lately what was my natural bent. I have no doubt at all: It is to look at each day for the evil of that day and have a go at it, and that is why I have never failed to have an acute interest in each morning's letters. -Geoffrey Fisher

Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices. -Paul Tournier

The food in such places is so tasteless because the members associate spices and garlic with just the sort of people they're trying to keep out. -Calvin Trillin

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's. -Harry S Truman

Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity. -Desmond Tutu

A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens. -John Updike

Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much. -Peter Ustinov

Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed. -Bill Vaughan

My job is to give the president and secretary of defense military advice before they know they need it. -John W. Vessey, Jr.

If I displayed this cup, I might look at it once or twice a week. By using it, I get pleasure from it continually. -Lila Acheson Wallace

The police must obey the law while enforcing the law. -Earl Warren

You sit up there, and you see the whole gamut of human nature. Even if the case being argued involves only a little fellow and $50, it involves justice. That's what is important. -Earl Warren

There is no requirement that police stop a person who enters a police station and states that he wishes to confess a crime or a person who calls the police to offer a confession because volunteered statements of any kind are not barred by the 5th Amendment. -Earl Warren

Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to others, the harm resulting from the failing to apprehend him does not justify the use of deadly force to do so. -Byron White

The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete finality of the death sentence. -Byron White

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority. -Theodore White

We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind. -Thornton Wilder

A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind. -George Will

There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice. -George Will

Pessimism is as American as apple pie – frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese. -George Will

The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly… music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees. -Andres Segovia

The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice. -Andres Segovia

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love? -Fulton J. Sheen

Watching foreign affairs is sometimes like watching a magician; the eye is drawn to the hand performing the dramatic flourishes, leaving the other hand – the one doing the important job – unnoticed. -David K. Shipler

My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't. -Beverly Sills

You were doing a sadistic little disservice to your country. -Alan K. Simpson

An attempt is already underway to revise history – to leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break-in. -John J. Sirica

Humor is the most engaging cowardice. -Robert Frost

The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control. -J. William Fulbright

The State Department desperately needs to be vigorously harnessed. It has too big a role to play in the formulation of foreign policy, and foreign policy is too important to be left up to foreign service officers. -Evan G. Galbraith

There's something about the Foreign Service that takes the guts out of people. -Evan G. Galbraith

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community – these are the most vital things education must try to produce. -Virginia Gildersleeve

Don't carry a gun. It's nice to have them close by, but don't carry them. You might get arrested. -John Gotti

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. -Martha Graham

The meat-and-potatoes work of world journalism is performed by the wire service reporters. -Bob Greene

The professionalism of wire service reporters is constantly being tested because reporters know that if they're late or sloppy on a story, it will show up because the competition is likely to be not late and not sloppy. -Bob Greene

Something about her eyes or voice has always suggested the hint of a free spirit, trapped in a Peck and Peck cage, dreaming of making rude noises at public gatherings of Republicans. -Jeff Greenfield

Its attitude, which it has preached and practiced, is skepticism. Now, it finds, the public is applying that skepticism to the press. -Thomas Griffith

Comrades, this man has a nice smile, but he's got iron teeth. -Andrei A. Gromyko

A superb tenor voice, like a silver trumpet muffled in silk. -Alec Guinness

I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president. -Alexander Haig

I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool. The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent. -Cedric Hardwicke

Actors must practice restraint, else think what might happen in a love scene. -Cedric Hardwicke

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. -Gary Hart

A service of worship is primarily a service to God. When we realize this and act upon it, we make it a service to men. -Ralph W. Sockman

I think he's informing himself, reaching out and getting ideas and information and advice. I haven't the slightest doubt that internally taking shape in that marvelous brain of his is a philosophy of foreign affairs. But it would be premature to say that one is fully formed. -Theodore C. Sorensen

There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife – a tyrannical midwife. -Stephen Spender

So in our pride we ordered for breakfast an omelet, toast and coffee and what has just arrived is a tomato salad with onions, a dish of pickles, a big slice of watermelon and two bottles of cream soda. -John Steinbeck

What has the women's movement learned from Geraldine Ferraro's candidacy for vice president? Never get married. -Gloria Steinem

Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop. -Adlai Stevenson I

Do you know the difference between a beautiful woman and a charming one? A beauty is a woman you notice, a charmer is one who notices you. -Adlai Stevenson I

Swift justice demands more than just swiftness. -Potter Stewart

Fairness is what justice really is. -Potter Stewart

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity. -Tom Stoppard

If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it. -Jascha Heifetz

I handed my passport to the immigration officer, and he looked at it and looked at me and said, 'What are you?' -Grace Hopper

One of the things the government can't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt. -Lee Iacocca

People want economy and they will pay any price to get it. -Lee Iacocca

To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense. -John Irving

Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create. -Pope John Paul II

When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society. -Pope John Paul II

Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact. -Lyndon B. Johnson

If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we'd look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years. -Alfred Kazin

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -John F. Kennedy

Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego. -William Kennedy

If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make. -Henry Kissinger

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light. -Le Corbusier

I suggest that what we want to do is not to leave to posterity a great institution, but to leave behind a great tradition of journalism ably practiced in our time. -Henry R. Luce

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman. -Thurgood Marshall

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. -Andre Maurois

A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer. -Mignon McLaughlin

An expert is somebody who is more than 50 miles from home, has no responsibility for implementing the advice he gives, and shows slides. -Edwin Meese

We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel. -Golda Meir

Police are not all bad guys. Nobody is all bad guys. -Karl A. Menninger

I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform, where she has done very well for herself. -James A. Michener

Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action? -Arthur Miller

The disparity between a restaurant's price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill. -Bryan Q. Miller

One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one. -Henry Miller

In our system, at about 11:30 on election night, they just push you off the edge of the cliff-and that's it. You might scream on the way down, but you're going to hit the bottom, and you're not going to be in elective office. -Walter F. Mondale

In life there are no problems, that is, objective and external choices; there is only the life which we do not resolve as a problem but which we live as an experience, whatever the final result may be. -Alberto Moravia

Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire. -Daniel Patrick Moynihan

No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. -Edward R. Murrow

Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great. -Enid Nemy

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests. -Pablo Neruda

You must strive to multiply bread so that it suffices for the tables of mankind, and not rather favor an artificial control of birth, which would be irrational, in order to diminish the number of guests at the banquet of life. -Pope Paul VI

We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice. -Pope Paul VI

If I were to make public these tapes, containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects, the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect. -Richard M. Nixon

Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs. -Richard M. Nixon

I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them. -Richard M. Nixon

Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents. -Richard M. Nixon

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. -Alex Noble

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order – not one. -Oliver North

Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word. -Laurence Olivier

The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass. -Laurence Olivier

Always wear expensive shoes. People notice. -Brian Koslow

It is anomalous to hold that in order to convict a man the police cannot extract by force what is in his mind, but can extract what is in his stomach. -Felix Frankfurter

I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind. -Eric Hoffer

A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism – a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else. -Richard Hofstadter

What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp. -Marjorie Holmes

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world. -Reinhold Niebuhr

Chemists employed by the police can do remarkable things with blood. They can weave it into a rope to hang a man. -Margery Allingham

If you practice an art, be proud of it and make it proud of you It may break your heart, but it will fill your heart before it breaks it; it will make you a person in your own right. -Maxwell Anderson

It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone. And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work. -Frank Borman

The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion. -Nadia Boulanger

Maybe you are the 'cool' generation If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America. -Warren E. Burger

Give us this day our daily taste. Restore to us soups that spoons will not sink in and sauces which are never the same twice. Raise up among us stews with more gravy than we have bread to blot it with Give us pasta with a hundred fillings. -Robert Farrar Capon

You can't divorce religious belief and public service I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other. -Jimmy Carter

As an adolescent I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials, that the interest of life consisted in one day rendering her some signal service and that I would have the occasion to do so. -Charles de Gaulle

The law is constantly based on notions of morality, and if all laws representing essentially moral choices are to be invalidated under the due process clause, the courts will be very busy indeed. -Byron White

I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat. -E. B. White

Economics is a subject profoundly conducive to cliche, resonant with boredom. On few topics is an American audience so practiced in turning off its ears and minds. And none can say that the response is ill advised. -John Kenneth Galbraith

You can know a person by the kind of desk he keeps. If the president of a company has a clean desk then it must be the executive vice president who is doing all the work. -Harold S. Geneen

We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God. -Martha Graham

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water. -Ernest Hemingway

More than any other in Western Europe, Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people. -Joseph Lelyveld

Japanese naval officers in dress whites are frequent guests at Pearl Harbor's officers' mess and are very polite. They always were. Except, of course, for that little interval there between 1941 and 1945. -William Manchester

The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance. -Karl A. Menninger

Windows are as essential to office prestige as Christmas is to retailing. -Enid Nemy

I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. -Richard M. Nixon

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him. -Samuel Johnson

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked. -Walter Savage Landor

Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun. -John Dryden

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. -Plato

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung. -John Milton

Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice. -Robert Green Ingersoll

A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do. -Alexander Pope

When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold. -Albert Pike

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness. -Cyril Connolly

No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it. -Ovid

He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead. -John Keats

Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies. -Joseph Addison

There is a point at which even justice does injury. -Sophocles

If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: 'Thou shalt not ration justice.' -Sophocles

We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party. -Mahatma Gandhi

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical. -Blaise Pascal

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together. -Daniel Webster

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it. -William Blake

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. -Benjamin Franklin

Labour was the first price, the original purchase – money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. -Adam Smith

The two offices of memory are collection and distribution. -Samuel Johnson

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation. -Benjamin Disraeli

Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed. -Epictetus

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice. -Mark Twain

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors. -Confucius

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. -Confucius

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues. -Plutarch

Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised. -Juvenal

There is no index of character so sure as the voice. -Benjamin Disraeli

Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet – the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies. -Michel de Montaigne

Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth. -Adrienne Rich

We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice. -Albert Pike

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous. -Alexander Hamilton

A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left. -Alexander Pope

Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice. -Alfred North Whitehead

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. -Anton Chekhov

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping. -A. C. Benson

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique. -Benjamin Jowett

Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure. -Bernard Baruch

One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life. -Bertolt Brecht

Quality, service, cleanliness, and value. -Cavett Robert

We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do. -David Sarnoff

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness. -Eldridge Cleaver

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid. -Elizabeth Hardwick

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it. -Erica Jong

Only one thing registers on the subconscious mind: repetitive application – practice. What you practice is what you manifest. -Fay Weldon

The worst men often give the best advice. -Francis Bacon

Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most benevolent price of advice can turn out badly. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true. -Francois Fenelon

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least. -George Chapman

Is there not an art, a music, and a stream of words that shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life? -George Edward Woodberry

Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well. -Germaine Greer

Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat. -Henry George Bohn

Anybody can cut prices, but it takes brains to produce a better article. -Ross Perot

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. -Harper Lee

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. -Henry Ward Beecher

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action. -Honore de Balzac

Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue. -Hosea Ballou

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair. -Ira Gershwin

Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people. -J. B. Priestley

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise. -Joan Rivers

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad. -John Burroughs

Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that. -John Burroughs

Always be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order. -John Gotti

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash. -Josh Billings

An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church. -Leo Rosten

It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously. -Logan Pearsall Smith

In those days he was wiser than he is now – he used frequently to take my advice. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance. -Max Eastman

Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all. -Merle Shain

A book might be written on the injustice of the just. -Pauline Kael

Never give advice in a crowd. -Pope Paul VI

I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service. -Richard Bach

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. -Saul Bellow

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice. -Arthur Helps

If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors. -Walter Scott

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain. -Tom Stoppard

Good things, when short, are twice as good. -Tom Stoppard

I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving. I started out believing God for a nicer apartment than I had. Then I moved up. -Jim Bakker

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young. -William Feather

A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices. -William Lyon Phelps

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. -Wilson Mizner

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. -Maya Angelou

I cannot give any scientist of any age better advice than this: the intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing over whether it is true or not. -Peter Medawar

There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice. -Joseph Addison

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. -Eleanor Roosevelt

We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered today? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation. -Gail Sheehy

In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof. -John Kenneth Galbraith

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. -Eleanor Roosevelt

We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. -Albert Schweitzer

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. -C. S. Lewis

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice. -Arnold J. Toynbee

We gain freedom when we have paid the full price. -Rabindranath Tagore

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy. -Walt Whitman

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly. -Richard Bach

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel

If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. -Lillian Hellman

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. -George Bernard Shaw

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others. -Doug Larson

Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices which played a crucial role in the ascent of man, we usually reach the realm of play. -Eric Hoffer

The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness. -Holbrook Jackson

Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. -Katherine Mansfield

Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won. -Louisa May Alcott

Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing. -Ann Landers

Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it. -W. Somerset Maugham

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity. -Robert Anthony

Fear has its use but cowardice has none. -Mahatma Gandhi

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. -George Bernard Shaw

Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price. -Joan Didion

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price. -Juvenal

Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take. -Josh Billings

The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself. -Henry Kissinger

The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, 'How is the president?' -Will Rogers

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Television is a device that permits people who haven't anything to do to watch people who can't do anything. -Fred Allen

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts. -William Hazlitt

It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer. -Aeschylus

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots. -Charles Kettering

Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world. -Aristotle

Justice is the truth in action. -Joseph Joubert

Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food. -Elias Canetti

Too much mercy… often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second. -Agatha Christie

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor. -Anne Lamott

There is no victory at bargain basement prices. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off. -Ayn Rand

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. -William S. Burroughs

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. -James Baldwin

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power. -Gerry Spence

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice. -Ayn Rand

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up. -Tom Stoppard

Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another. -Ayn Rand

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice. -William Shakespeare

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred. -Niccolo Machiavelli

I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service. -Joseph Heller

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. -Vince Lombardi

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work. -Al Capp

Who will protect the public when the police violate the law? -Ramsey Clark

Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you. -Cyril Connolly

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. -Albert Einstein

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. -Laurence J. Peter

Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. -George Bernard Shaw

Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. -George Bernard Shaw

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. -Elizabeth Taylor

God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board. -Mark Twain

No enemy is worse than bad advice. -Sophocles

We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it's a continuing choice. -John C. Maxwell

Never follow somebody else's path; it doesn't work the same way twice for anyone… the path follows you and rolls up behind you as you walk, forcing the next person to find their own way. -J. Michael Straczynski

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level. -Alexander Haig

Have you noticed in your past experience that your kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one? -Lawrence G. Lovasik

There is a sort of gratification in doing good which makes us rejoice in ourselves. -Michel de Montaigne

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals. -Brian Tracy

The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another's defects, and the bearing of one another's burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society. -Lawrence G. Lovasik

All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work. -Thomas J. Watson

The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth. -Pliny the Elder

The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory. -Jeff Cooper

It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations. -Walter Bagehot

There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors… But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity. -Claude Adrien Helvetius

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise. -Robert Fritz

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done. -Samuel Smiles

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. -Hyman Rickover

The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices. -Frederick the Great

To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity. -Irving Wallace

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each slice. -Barbra Streisand

An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring… I ought to know. -Bette Davis

Women's Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are? -Joan Crawford

It's kinda nice to be remembered by your peers and your fans, because you can achieve a lot of success and be a creep too! But we try to be nice, just normal people. -Karen Carpenter

First I lost my voice, then I lost my figure and then I lost Onassis. -Maria Callas

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret. -Marlene Dietrich

The world is equally shocked at hearing Christianity criticized and seeing it practiced. -D. Elton Trueblood

The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth. -Wilfred Grenfell

Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes. -Daniel Defoe

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. -Alice Koller

Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly. -Ivan Turgenev

If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes. -Mickey Spillane

There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun… and the only way to do that is to change the Constitution. -Michael Gartner

Good humor isn't a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice. -David Seabury

It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice. -Eric Lindros

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. -Edward R. Murrow

The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith. -John Foster Dulles

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed? -Bryan Ferry

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act. -Jennifer Aniston

God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I'm not going to complain about the way my body is shaped. -Drew Barrymore

Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green. -Nicolas Cage

My plan after office is to get up and spend that entire first day helping my wife move into her new senatorial office. -William J. Clinton

Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties. -George Clooney

No self-respecting gay guy would have ever made some of the hair and clothing choices I am still trying to live down. -David Copperfield

I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too. -Liv Tyler

His insomnia was so bad, he couldn't sleep during office hours. -Arthur Baer

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early. -Charles Lamb

I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own. -Woody Allen

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police. -Robert Louis Stevenson

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet. -Bill Cosby

To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice. -Ambrose Bierce

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god? Why me?' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off.' -Stephen King

When you say you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. -Otto von Bismarck

Room service? Send up a larger room. -Groucho Marx

I'm the only man in the world with a marriage licence made out to whom it may concern. -Mickey Rooney

I'd love to get pajamas. Good, nice and warm flannel ones. -Charlize Theron

Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing! -Pat Riley

There are a lot of pretty girls. I am a tennis player first of all, that is why I am here, and if wasn't producing results no one would notice me. -Anna Kournikova

If you haven't got it. Fake it! Too short? Wear big high heels, but do practice walking! -Victoria Beckham

I don't feel like a dream girl, but I think it's really nice. I guess a part of me wishes I got that sort of attention in my real life. Because in my real life, I'm this weird, dorky girl who just hangs out with her dog. -Alicia Silverstone

I am obsessed with ice cubes. Obsessed. -Drew Barrymore

I aspire to be that, to be a voice of reason one day. -Drew Barrymore

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need. -Gillian Anderson

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. -Winston Churchill

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it. -Evan Esar

It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling

I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

Police in Washington D.C. are now using cameras to catch drivers who go through red lights. Many congressmen this week opposed the use of the red light cameras incorrectly assuming they were being used for surveillance at local brothels. -Dennis Miller

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself. -Robert Foster Bennett

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. -Mary Tyler Moore

Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa. -Mikhail Bakunin

The United States basically accepted protection abroad as the price of post-war recovery. Now, that these countries have caught up to our level of prosperity, it is time for them to catch up to our level of openness. -Lawrence Summers

Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice. -Harry S Truman

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing… you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world. -Jimmy Carter

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. -Al Gore

When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before. -H. L. Mencken

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people. -Woodrow Wilson

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. -Vince Lombardi

The devil's voice is sweet to hear. -Stephen King

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. -Unknown

Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office. -Mae West

Sometimes I get lonely, but it's nice to be alone. -Tatjana Patitz

The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds. -R. D. Laing

There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles. -Stephen Covey

We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization. -Kofi Annan

Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen. -Stephen Hawking

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it. -Alfred Hitchcock

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them. -W. Edwards Deming

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. -Mark Twain

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price. -Benjamin Franklin

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice. -Saint Francis de Sales

When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web… Now even my cat has its own page. -William J. Clinton

American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot, sunny day. It's never really caught on in the UK, probably because the last time we had a hot, sunny day was back in 1957. -Tom Holt

How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice. -Lee Trevino

I never read a book before previewing it; it prejudices a man so. -Sydney Smith

The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder. -Richard J. Daley

My mom was a ventriloquist and she always was throwing her voice. For ten years I thought the dog was telling me to kill my father. -Wendy Liebman

There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must. -Tony Blair

Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down. -Jimmy Durante

A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever. -Jesse Jackson

In a world filled with hate, prejudice, and protest, I find that I too am filled with hate, prejudice, and protest. -Bob Gibson

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. -James Baldwin

No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it. -James Baldwin

To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread. -James Baldwin

One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God. -Anna Julia Cooper

Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna – or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out. -Barbara Walters

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office. -Shirley MacLaine

Look twice before you leap. -Charlotte Bronte

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. -Marie Curie

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. -Bruce Lee

We ask advice, but we mean approbation. -Charles Caleb Colton

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. -John Dewey

Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices. -Alfred A. Montapert

There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist. -Ayn Rand

The thought you have now shapes your experience of the next moment. Practice shaping the moment. -Tom Barrett

It may take practice to think more positively and more compassionately, but just as you must train a puppy to behave the way you want it to, you must train your mind to behave itself. Otherwise, like the puppy, your mind will just make a lot of messes. -Tom Barrett

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained. -Helen Keller

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. -Maya Angelou

Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty. -Earl Wilson

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. -Epictetus

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. -Jim Rohn

To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for. -Henry Van Dyke

I don't think homosexuality is a choice. Society forces you to think it's a choice, but in fact, it's in one's nature. The choice is whether one expresses one's nature truthfully or spends the rest of one's life lying about it. -Marlo Thomas

What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, 'Oh, our attitude has changed. We don't dislike these people any more.' But by the strangest coincidence, they haven't taken away the injustice; the laws are still on the books. -Christopher Isherwood

A man of knowledge chooses a path with a heart and follows it and then he looks and rejoices and laughs and then he sees and knows. -Carlos Castaneda

Law and justice are not always the same. -Gloria Steinem

There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people. -Hubert H. Humphrey

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. -Abraham Lincoln

I remember leaving the hospital – thinking, 'Wait, are they going to let me just walk off with him? I don't know beans about babies! I don't have a license to do this.' We're just amateurs. -Anne Tyler

As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs. -Sam Abell

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice. -Clint Eastwood

Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek. You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating. -Marian Anderson

Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes – they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice. -Agatha Christie

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze. -Thomas Carlyle

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill. -Aristotle

Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty. -Benjamin Disraeli

The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline. -Jacob Bronowski

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves. -Leo Tolstoy

Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? -Kurt Vonnegut

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.A. in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers. -Jay Leno

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation. -Abigail Adams

While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill – little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago. -John Adams

An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too – at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own. -Walter Bagehot

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. -Otto von Bismarck

Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people. -Henry Clay

In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you. -Calvin Coolidge

What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people? -Richard J. Daley

Don't worry if they're Democrats or Republicans. Give them service and they'll become Democrats. -Richard J. Daley

Justice is truth in action. -Benjamin Disraeli

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. -Frederick Douglass

It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people. -Felix Frankfurter

Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. -Mary McLeod Bethune

I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don't believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn't want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street. -Malcolm X

We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends. -Mary McLeod Bethune

No one can give you better advice than yourself. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Don't give your advice before you are called upon. -Desiderius Erasmus

I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear – it's active disengagement. -Ken Burns

Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content. -Samuel Johnson

The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience. -Mahatma Gandhi

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts. -Mahatma Gandhi

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. -Franz Kafka

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. -Mahatma Gandhi

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. -Rabindranath Tagore

As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don't have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter as much as how you do what you do. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake. -Mahatma Gandhi

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation. -Coretta Scott King

I never let prejudice stop me from what I wanted to do in this life. -Sarah Louise Delany

I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation. -Belva Lockwood

There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return. -Dag Hammarskjold

Human beings will be happier – not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia. -Kurt Vonnegut

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible. -Hillary Clinton

The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years. -Thomas Hardy

The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery. -Thomas Jefferson

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office. -Thomas Jefferson

There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration. -Lyndon B. Johnson

I need to know the price of a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs. I need to know right now. -Lamar Alexander

If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought. -Isaac Newton

When you're out of office, you can be a statesman. -John Connally

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character. -P. J. O'Rourke

The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the Government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves. -James K. Polk

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues. -Theodore Roosevelt

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice. -Theodore Roosevelt

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude. -Alexis de Tocqueville

Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides. -Harry S Truman

A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants. -Harry S Truman

The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. -Harry S Truman

For those of you who don't understand Reaganomics, it's based on the principle that the rich and the poor will get the same amount of ice. In Reaganomics, however, the poor get all of theirs in winter. -Mo Udall

One man's wage increase is another man's price increase. -Harold Wilson

Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling. -Woodrow Wilson

The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it. -Donald Rumsfeld

Enjoy your time in public service. It may well be one of the most interesting and challenging times of your life. -Donald Rumsfeld

Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman… You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to consent to giving any of her savings. -Andreas Capellanus

If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats. -Richard Bach

She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake. -Margot Asquith

Ever notice that Soup for One is eight aisles away from Party Mix? -Elayne Boosler

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career. -Gloria Steinem

We all like stories that make us cry. It's so nice to feel sad when you've nothing in particular to feel sad about. -Anne Sullivan

To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not. -Thomas Paine

Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right. -Alexander Hamilton

Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice. -Ambrose Bierce

Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone? -Erma Bombeck

When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway. -Erma Bombeck

Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub. -Erma Bombeck

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers. -Daniel J. Boorstin

I profoundly believe it takes a lot of practice to become a moral slob. -William F. Buckley, Jr.

It's easier to run for office than to run the office. -Thomas P. O'Neill

Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. -Louis D. Brandeis

I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge? -Douglas Adams

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. -Muhammad Ali

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. -Woody Allen

When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom! -Laurie Anderson

If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. -Norman Ralph Augustine

If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off. -Norman Ralph Augustine

If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. -Norman Ralph Augustine

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity. -Albert Camus

I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away. -George Carlin

Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president. -Johnny Carson

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less. -Eldridge Cleaver

A word to the wise ain't necessary – it's the stupid ones that need the advice. -Bill Cosby

God does not play dice. -Albert Einstein

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck. -Joseph Heller

The most efficient labor-saving device is still money. -Franklin P. Jones

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery. -Horace Mann

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. -H. L. Mencken

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world. -Blaise Pascal

The way I understand it, the Russians are sort of a combination of evil and incompetence… sort of like the Post Office with tanks. -Emo Philips

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass. -David Lee Roth

Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths. -Bertrand Russell

There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men don't think there's a lot they don't know. Women do. Women want to learn. Men think, 'I know what I'm doing, just show me somebody naked.' -Jerry Seinfeld

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. -George Bernard Shaw

Race prejudice can't be talked down, it must be lived down. -Francis J. Grimke

The Minister of Transport issued this appeal to motorists: Can anyone give him a lift to Leicester? -Eric Idle

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in. -Evan Davis

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within. -Mahatma Gandhi

It was irritating to have one's physical shortcomings pointed out quite so plainly twice in one evening, once by a beautiful girl and once by a dying badger. -Tom Holt

A woman has to be twice as good as a man to go half as far. -Fannie Hurst

I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity. -Tom Stoppard

More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice. -Robert Smith Surtees

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved. -Mark Twain

At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since. -Marilyn vos Savant

I have already given two cousins to the war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother. -Charles Farrar Browne

I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure. -Mae West

God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide. -Rebecca West

Ever notice how irons have a setting for permanent press? I don't get it. -Steven Wright

From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive. -Pope John Paul II

I think being funny is not anyone's first choice. -Woody Allen

Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. -Vince Lombardi

The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools. -Benjamin Disraeli

With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. -Abraham Lincoln

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice. -Lin Yutang

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. -Oscar Wilde

And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh. -Margaret Drabble

A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do. -W. H. Auden

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies. -Robert Kennedy

There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price. -Shirley Chisholm

I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream. -Heywood Broun

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. -Marianne Williamson

Every positive value has its price in negative terms… the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima. -Pablo Picasso

Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice. -Virginia Woolf

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy. -Bertrand Russell

A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it. -Arnold Bennett

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind. -Wallace Stevens

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. -William Hazlitt

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself. -Baltasar Gracian

Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence. -Samuel Butler

For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed for it, for all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness. -Joseph Conrad

When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own. -John Berger

I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations – one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it – you will regret both. -Soren Kierkegaard

Responsibility is the price of freedom. -Elbert Hubbard

In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in one's life. -Marcel Proust

Mirrors are ice which do not melt: what melts are those who admire themselves in them. -Paul Morand

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men. -Lyndon B. Johnson

It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work. -Edward Gibbon

The game has kept faith with the public, maintaining its old admission price for nearly thirty years while other forms of entertainment have doubled and tripled in price. And it will probably never change. -Connie Mack

Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa. -Casey Stengel

I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice. -Casey Stengel

When I pick up the ball and it feels nice and light and small I know I'm going to have a good day. But if I picked it up and it's big and heavy, I know I'm liable to get into a little trouble. -Bob Feller

I never threw the spitter, well maybe once or twice when I really needed to get a guy out real bad. -Whitey Ford

Why is it there are so many nice guys interested in baseball? Not me, I was a real bastard when I played. -Burleigh Grimes

If you've ever been around a group of actors, you've noticed, no doubt, that they can talk of nothing else under the sun but acting. It's exactly the same way with baseball players. Your heart must be in your work. -Christy Mathewson

Kids should practice autographing baseballs. This is a skill that's often overlooked in Little League. -Tug McGraw

That space between the white lines, that's my office. That's where I conduct my business. -Early Wynn

I don't see pitches down the middle anymore – not even in batting practice. -Hank Aaron

I have a hard time believing athletes are overpriced. If an owner is losing money, give it up. It's a business. I have trouble figuring out why owners would stay in if they're losing money. -Reggie Jackson

If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family made it to the big leagues they just had to know how we helped each other and how much we practiced back then. We did it every minute we could. -Joe DiMaggio

I've always swung the same way. The difference is when I swing and miss, people say, 'He's swinging for the fences.' But when I swing and make contact people say, 'That's a nice swing.' But there's no difference, it's the same swing. -Sammy Sosa

Man, if I made one million dollars I would come in at six in the morning, sweep the stands, wash the uniforms, clean out the office, manage the team and play the games. -Duke Snider

What a player does best, he should practice least. Practice is for problems. -Duke Snider

Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal. -Pete Rose

It's nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager. -Frank Robinson

That guy in a twenty-five cent bleacher seat is as much entitled to know a call as the guy in the boxes. He can see my arm signal even if he can't hear my voice. -Bill Klem

Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game. -Branch Rickey

Problems are the price you pay for progress. -Branch Rickey

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice. -James Callaghan

If a guy's got it, let him give it. I'm selling music, not prejudice. -Benny Goodman

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you. -Adlai Stevenson I

He sliced the ball when he had it on a plate. -Ron Atkinson

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. -Maya Angelou

Anything from 1-0 to 2-0 would be a nice result. -Bobby Robson

Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it. -Richard Bach

He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. -Leonardo da Vinci

I'd like to think I could do something great – a performance like Meryl Streep's in 'Sophie's Choice' – at some point in my life. At the same time, though, I don't want to put too much pressure on myself to be great. -Heather Graham

We live at the edge of the world, so we live on the edge. Kiwis will always sacrifice money and security for adventure and challenge. -Lucy Lawless

We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive. -Aldo Leopold

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. -George Washington Carver

I have sacrificed everything in my life that I consider precious to advance the political career of my husband. -Pat Nixon

We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves. -Thomas Merton

We must believe in free will, we have no choice. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The utility model of computing – computing resources delivered over the network in much the same way that electricity or telephone service reaches our homes and offices today – makes more sense than ever. -Scott McNealy

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. -Benjamin Franklin

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular… sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice. -Ansel Adams

Rockers are the nicest people to photograph. They have no inhibitions. -David Bailey

Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. -Pat Robertson

I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars. -Charles Darwin

If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits? -Carl Sagan

Physical infidelity is the signal, the notice given, that all fidelities are undermined. -Katherine Anne Porter

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things. -Dogen

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. -Amelia Earhart

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage. -Hosea Ballou

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. -Yogi Berra

In West Virginia yesterday, a man was arrested for stealing several blow-up dolls. Reportedly, police didn't have any trouble catching the man because he was completely out of breath. -Conan O'Brien

I'd rather direct than produce. Any day. And twice on Sunday. -Steven Spielberg

If you have to have a job in this world, a high-priced movie star is a pretty good gig. -Tom Hanks

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake. -Alfred Hitchcock

I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline – production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one. -Alfred Hitchcock

Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice? -Lillian Hellman

Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. -Charlotte Whitton

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice. -Maya Angelou

For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake. -Alfred Hitchcock

Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the peace and protectors of the public that they have occasionally been known to beat to death those citizens or groups who question that status. -David Mamet

Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot. -Bob Dylan

If love means never having to say you're sorry, then marriage means always having to say everything twice. -Estelle Getty

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred. -George Bancroft

We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place. -Daniel J. Boorstin

I don't think there's any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they're in the military or in the police. -John Howard

The gifts that one receives for giving are so immeasurable that it is almost an injustice to accept them. -Rod McKuen

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office. -David Broder

The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference. -Bess Myerson

I'd love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing, but nobody offers me those kind of parts. -Christopher Walken

You cannot step into the same river twice. -Heraclitus

The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal. -Albert Einstein

To avoid a military conflict, Saddam Hussein has no other choice than to leave the country. -Ari Fleischer

We are entering a new phase in human history – one in which fewer and fewer workers will be needed to produce the goods and services for the global population. -Jeremy Rifkin

We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons. -Saddam Hussein

Practice has a logic which is not that of the logician. -Pierre Bourdieu

Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice. -Miguel de Cervantes

There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces. -Charles Kennedy

We stand a chance of getting a president who has probably killed more people before he gets into office than any president in the history of the United States. -Susan Sarandon

We're on the path of creating monopoly business practices out of copyright law. -Robin Gross

Just let me use the technology I want at a fair price. -Jonathan Potter

It is criminal to put our servicemen and women in harm's way and to put the lives of so many civilians on the line for the misguided frustrations of the Bush administration. -Dave Matthews

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood. -George S. Patton

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends. -Ambrose Bierce

A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today's military rejects include tomorrow's hard-core unemployed. -John F. Kennedy

The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the cause of virtue. -Henry IV of England

The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The world is an enormous injustice. -Jules Romains

Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success. -Sting

It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty! -Anne Sullivan

As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given. -Mary Lou Retton

The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them. -George W. Bush

The U.S. army confirmed that it gave a lucrative fire fighting contract in Iraq to the firm once run by the Vice President Dick Cheney without any competitive bidding. When asked if this could be conceived as Cheney's friends profiting from the war, the spokesman said 'Yes.' -Conan O'Brien

Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice. -Jesse Ventura

Injustice in the end produces independence. -Voltaire

I see no reason to keep silent about my enjoyment of the sound of my own voice as I work. -Muriel Spark

But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price. -Agatha Christie

It is always one's virtues and not one's vices that precipitate one into disaster. -Rebecca West

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young. -Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Good taste is the worst vice ever invented. -Edith Sitwell

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. -Barry Goldwater

For target shooting, that's okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that's why we have police departments. -James Brady

More than 150 heads of state attended the UN Summit, giving New Yorkers a chance to get in touch with prejudices they didn't even know they had. -Jon Stewart

Here in Hollywood you can actually get a marriage license printed on an Etch-A-Sketch. -Dennis Miller

I've never turned over a fig leaf yet that didn't have a price tag on the other side. -Saul Bellow

Buy old masters. They fetch a better price than old mistresses. -Max Aitken

I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around. -James Beard

One layer was certainly 17th century. The 18th century in him is obvious. There was the 19th century, and a large slice, of course, of the 20th century; and another, curious layer which may possibly have been the 21st. -Clement Attlee

When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion. -Phyllis McGinley

Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time. -Christopher Fry

I didn't leave bodybuilding until I felt that I had gone as far as I could go. It will be the same with my film career. When I feel the time is right, I will then consider public service. I feel that the highest honor comes from serving people and your country. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Maimed but still magnificent… Europe's mightiest medieval cathedral. -R. W. Apple, Jr.

On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box – the result of mixing Lloyd's of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser. -Cecil Beaton

Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice? -William Butler Yeats

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. -George Washington

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it. -George Washington

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. -Denis Waitley

The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives. -Denis Waitley

Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more. -William Wordsworth

There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection. -H. G. Wells

Purchasing power is a license to purchase power. -Raoul Vaneigem

Vice stirs up war, virtue fights. -Luc de Clapiers

Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice. -Francis Quarles

In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain. -Frederick William Robertson

The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly. -Frederick William Robertson

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. -Jim Rohn

The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart. -Helen Rowland

How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the price of a large turbot for it? -John Ruskin

It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately. -John Ruskin

The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it. -John Ruskin

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. -Ronald Reagan

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice. -Jules Renard

The values to which the conservative appeals are inevitably caricatured by the individuals designated to put them into practice. -Harold Rosenberg

Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures. -Theodore Roosevelt

Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it. -Pat Riley

You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again. -Pat Riley

Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission. -Pat Riley

The candidates we have in this campaign are… the most accomplished, in terms of public service, that we've had since 1960. One of them will be successful. -Hillary Clinton

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it. -James Truslow Adams

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power. -John Adams

If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve? -Abigail Adams

Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies. -Henri Frederic Amiel

The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make – not just on your wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife. -Barbara De Angelis

Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults. -Richard Armour

A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes. -Joseph Addison

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation. -James Allen

He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly. -James Allen

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. -Aristotle

No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. -Aristotle

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. -Aristotle

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden. -Saint Augustine

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld. -Saint Augustine

Punishment is justice for the unjust. -Saint Augustine

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently. -Saint Augustine

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. -Douglas Adams

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted. -Aeschylus

A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient. -Alexander the Great

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. -Maya Angelou

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational. -Thomas Aquinas

Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh. -Marcus Aurelius

Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself. -Marcus Aurelius

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. -Albert Einstein

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. -Albert Einstein

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. -Albert Einstein

The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory. -George Eliot

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men. -Epicurus

Personally, I can't see why it would be any less romantic to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than in the average downtown bar at happy hour. -Barbara Ehrenreich

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice! -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater. -Epictetus

Service is what life is all about. -Marian Wright Edelman

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another – too often ending in the loss of both. -Tryon Edwards

To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own. -Tryon Edwards

I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it. -Lee Iacocca

An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft. -Walter Bagehot

Avarice is the vice of declining years. -George Bancroft

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden. -Hosea Ballou

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic. -Hosea Ballou

Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things. -Georges Bataille

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. -Warren Buffett

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people. -Edmund Burke

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity – the law of nature and of nations. -Edmund Burke

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. -Edmund Burke

A functioning police state needs no police. -William S. Burroughs

People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced. -Samuel Butler

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