All progress is based on a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
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Samuel Butler Quotes
Logic is like the sword--those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
For truth is precious and divine Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
Life is like playing the violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Truth is generally kindness, but where the two diverge and collide, kindness should override truth.
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
The course of true anything does not run smooth.
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
To live is like love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
I am so fidgety - I swear I have ADD - and I always need to be doing something or being outside, just playing sports.
Refuse to accept the belief that your professional relevance, career success or financial security turns on the next update on the latest technology. Sometimes it's good to put the paddle down and just let the canoe glide.
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Politics is like football if you see daylight, go through the hole.
The strength and power and goodness of America has always been based on the strength and power and goodness of our communities, our families, our faiths. That is the bedrock of what makes America, America. In our best days, we can feel the vibrancy of America's communities, large and small.
Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that.
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
I don't believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
I feel so lucky to have both a son and a daughter, because there's a different relationship with each of them.
I turned 54 this year and I find myself feeling like I'm in a bit of a race to get down on paper the way I really feel about life - or the way it has presented to me. And because it has presented to me very beautifully, this is hard. It is technically very hard to show positive manifestations.