I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that 'nothing succeeds like success.'
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In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
I think a lot of romanticizing has gone on with the women's movement.
I think kids ought to travel. I think it's very good to carry kids around. It's good for them. Of course it's tough on the parents.
You cannot escape the fact that women mould your first five years, whether you like it or not. And I can't say I do like it very much.
There was a time when young people respected learning and literature and now they don't.
There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.
Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
September 11 was terrible but, if one goes back over the history of the IRA, what happened to the Americans wasn't that terrible.
I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I've been much happier unmarried than married.
It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
The thing about black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could make up.
The only way marriage can work is if a man respects the woman and she is a thinking woman and he wants to work on the marriage.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Scalded cats fear even cold water.
I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
Human nature is not of itself vicious.
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
What's wrong with extreme dieting and hard-core fitness plans is that they don't take into account the rest of your life.