A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed too severe, seldom executed.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships.
I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
But I do not believe that the world would be entirely different if there were more women leaders. Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven't exactly been non-aggressive - including me.
I don't really make movies because I want to see my face on a billboard or because I want to get good reviews or have a big box office. That doesn't really matter to me at all.
I'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal.
A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
When I was four years old, my mother put me into a school for early music education where you get perfect pitch and harmony and composition.
Every society and religion has rules, for both have moral laws. And the essence of morality consists, as in art, of drawing the line somewhere.