Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.
Quote by Eric Hoffer
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The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
The greatest weariness comes from work not done.
To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything.
Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
Man was nature's mistake she neglected to finish him and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.
In times of change learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.
It is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men.
Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
My movies are unadorned, they're not particularly fancy, I think they're kind of workmanlike in some ways, focusing on the writing and the acting.
The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.
I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by the whites.
I've been screaming at the top of my lungs at my family, 'Work out! Work out! Old age is coming!'
There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it.
The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.
It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
I have a small house so I borrow everything except art, that's what I love.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.