Logic is like the sword: those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
Quote by Samuel Butler
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To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds.
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.
Man, unlike the animals, has never learned that the sole purpose of life is to enjoy it.
People care more about being thought to have taste than about being good, clever, or amiable.
God is Love -- I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
The three most important parts a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money and his religious beliefs.
I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.
Steven Spielberg is unique. I feel that the kinds of movies he loves are the same kinds of movies that the big mass audience loves. He's very fortunate because he can do the things he naturally likes the best, and he's been very successful.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
I am not an accident neither will I cause an accident in your life. I was created to be a blessing and a joy to you.
The message of Passover remains as powerful as ever. Freedom is won not on the battlefield but in the classroom and the home. Teach your children the history of freedom if you want them never to lose it.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
When my mother got home from work, she would take me to the movies. It was her way of getting out, and she would take me with her. I'd go home and act all the parts. It had a tremendous influence on my becoming an actor.
It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.