To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.
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Logic is like the sword--those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
The three most important parts a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money and his religious beliefs.
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.
Man, unlike the animals, has never learned that the sole purpose of life is to enjoy it.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
Loyalty is still the same, Whether it win or lose the game True as a dial to the sun, Although it be not shined upon.
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty.
There are two great rules in life, the one general and the other particular. The first is that every one can in the end get what he wants if he only tries. This is the general rule. The particular rule is that every individual is more or less of an exception to the general rule.
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
I'd like to believe an accumulation of experience has made me a sort of a grown-up person, so I can have judgment and taste and whatever.
Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.
My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.
The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift.
A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
Along with the times Bear the truth, good, and right Do what ought. Be a man of justice and morals
We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
I don't hate humanity and I'm not interested in people who do. Although, it's funny, actually, some of my favorite writers really do. Like Martin Amis. My dirty secret. 'London Fields' is one of my favorite books ever. And it's indefensible! But he's so funny... I forgive him everything.
Technology is neutral: It convicts and finds innocents. We must make it a regularized part of the system, giving defendants access to DNA testing and evidence whenever it might be relevant.