When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
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There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed.
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.
You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument.
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind.
Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
Hope is necessary in every condition.
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
The audiences are there as a result of my history with the band but also as a result of my being able to reach people with a tune.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field.
If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?
I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis.
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
I've lost my faith in science.
Each day as I travel through downtown Tucson, I am amazed at how quickly the most ancient of human behaviors have changed. For as long as there have been Homo sapiens - roughly 200,000 years - people have filled their lives principally with two activities: talking directly with other people, and doing physical things.
Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter - for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion.
If a man cannot do brain work without stimulants of any kind, he had better turn to hand work it is an indication on Nature's part that she did not mean him to be a head worker.