The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
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Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Love, we say, is life but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.
We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces - my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Making recess appointments when the Senate isn't in recess is neither rational nor moderate. It's a raw misuse of executive power by a president whose love of government is his most vulnerable spot with the electorate.
It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method.
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
I've only ever wanted to be a singer I never wanted to be famous.
What Churchill described as the twin marauders of war and tyranny have been almost entirely banished from our continent. Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean.