Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
Quote by George Santayana
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To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Before he sets out, the traveler must possess fixed interests and facilities to be served by travel.
All living souls welcome whatsoever they are ready to cope with all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.
You balance the budget by restraining the growth of government and encouraging the growth of the private sector.
All the United States, it is a society that is split like to the bottom, that had very poor people in the country that is one of the wealthiest countries.
Every spiritual tradition has this idea of death and resurrection. It's not unique to Christianity.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
We know the past and its great events, the present in its multitudinous complications, chiefly through faith in the testimony of others.
Study after study confirms that even when you control for variables like profession, education, hours worked, age, marital status, and children, men still are compensated substantially more - even in professions, like nursing, dominated by women. No wonder there's a gender gap.
Now workers should have the right to join unions. But unions should not be forced upon workers. And unions should not have the power to take money our of their members' paychecks to buy the support of politicians that are favored by the union bosses.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
I've seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. It reveals who you are.