Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Quote by Confucius
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It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
Learning without thought is labor lost thought without learning is perilous.
If we don't know life, how can we know death?
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
The object of the superior man is truth.
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.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
By nominating Chuck Hagel to be his Defense secretary, President Obama is putting forward an aloof contrarian who doesn't suffer fools - a striving politician who considers himself above politics.
We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.
I'm a Cancerian, the typical crab with the tough outer shell and the soft bit in the middle. I don't think I'll ever come to terms with people being unnecessarily nasty, but I can take it if someone doesn't like my music - I'm not everyone's cup of tea.
Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.
It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.