In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
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Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative - despite what current ideology says.
I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that 'nothing succeeds like success.'
When there's a war, people get married.
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
What the feminists want of me is something they haven't examined because it comes from religion. They want me to bear witness.
There's an unconscious bias in our society: girls are wonderful boys are terrible. And to be a boy, or young man, growing up, having to listen to all this, it must be painful.
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
My father was in the First World War.
For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.
There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.
The way the world is going, it's technology driven. And it isn't just driven by the old super powers, it's driven by the far east and new emerging economies.
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.
You know, in my hometown of Hope, Arkansas, the three sacred heroes were Jesus, Elvis, and FDR, not necessarily in that order.
And the wind shall say Here were decent godless people. Their only monument the asphalt road. And a thousand lost golf balls.
I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad.
The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.
The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.
I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be.
Whoever sets himself to see things as they are will find himself one of a very small circle but it is only by this small circle resolutely doing its own work that adequate ideas will ever get current at all.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.