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Man cannot be uplifted he must be seduced into virtue.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
A pessimist is a person who has to listen to too many optimists.
An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.
If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity marry, and perpetuate his kind.
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people's sacred status, regardless of the pest.
Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
If you go and talk to most people, they mean well but they don't have much of a breadth on education, of knowledge of understanding what the real issues are and therefore they listen to pundits on television who tell them what they are supposed to think and they keep repeating that until pretty soon they say, 'Oh, well that must be true.'
I can't hit on women in public any more. I didn't decide this it just doesn't feel right at my age.
When I was 8 years old, I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school.
The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth.
In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.
I love the freedom of movement that my phone gives me. That has definitely transformed my life.
Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.
Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.