The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.
Quote by Homer
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I detest that man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart, and speaks for another.
Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.
All men have need of the gods.
Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing, sooner than war.
Whoever obeys the gods, to him they particularly listen.
A small rock holds back a great wave.
How God ever brings like to like.
It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave.
A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
So it is that the gods do not give all men gifts of grace - neither good looks nor intelligence nor eloquence.
The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
Most of my arguments with musicians through the years have had more to do with their attitude about music, or their attitude about their own lives, or their personal responsibility. Music has never really been the big centerpiece of the fight.
Well, the chairman of Federal Reserve just made his move to rescue Barack Obama. We're gonna have QE3. We're gonna print some more money.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects.
A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is.
But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite.
Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.
The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It's not change, and it's not hope.
I think the way things have been left after Iraq is that people won't believe the Government of the day, so they have to know that lessons have been learnt and that all political parties and people, whether they were for or against the invasion of Iraq, have learnt lessons.