Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Quote by Samuel Butler
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The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
Logic is like the sword--those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
Truth is generally kindness, but where the two diverge and collide, kindness should override truth.
To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.
I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.
People care more about being thought to have taste than about being good, clever, or amiable.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.
Life is like playing the violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
It's amazing how people will give when you don't ask. Many of them send money because they believe in the message.
I think Gingrich has embarrassed the party over time. Whether he'll do it again in the future, I don't know. But Gov. Romney never has.
My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it.
When women earn the money for the family, everyone in the family benefits. We also know that when women have an income, everyone wins because women dedicate 90% of the income to health, education, to food security, to the children, to the family, or to the community, so when women have an income, everybody wins.
War is like love it always finds a way.
As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
The '80s made up for all the abuse I took during the '70s. I outlived all my critics. By the time I retired, everybody saw me as a venerable institution. Things do change.
Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery He has not been broken in two by time he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul, but his life.
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.