The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
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Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.
That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Why should 20-year-olds only be considered sexy? I think we get better with age.
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
I once wanted to prove myself by being a great actress. Now I want to prove that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll be a great actress.
To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.
The future of Indo-Pak cricket will depend on how the peace process goes.
It's an amazing feeling to go into a studio and really be alone.
The age in which we live, this non-stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have the curiosity or discipline... because you need to be alone to find out anything.
On the political front, of course it's a zero-sum game. If it's all white males holding positions, you bring 10 women in, then it's, 'Women are coming!' Get 10 blacks and it's, 'Blacks are coming!' 'Hispanics are coming!' Zero-sum game. The seatmates might change but the chairs don't move. In the economy, the number of chairs can actually increase.
The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.
Women being pitted each other another in Hollywood is an old tactic, but it's not real at all.