The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
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Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just that his justice cannot sleep forever.
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
I've been involved with violent movies, and then I've also said at a certain point, 'I can't take it anymore. Please cut it.' You know, you've got to respect the filmmaker, and it's a really tough issue.
I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.
People talk about doom-laden scenarios happening in the future: they are happening in Africa now. You can see it perfectly clearly. Periodic famines are due to too many people living on land that can't sustain them.
At the end of the day it's got to be a good movie, it's got to be a funny movie, and it's got to make people think, 'Hey, I couldn't have spent my time any better.'
We'll support the government on issues if it's essential to the country but our primary responsibility is not to prop up the government, our responsibility is to provide an opposition and an alternative government for Parliament and for Canadians.
The political system is broken, the economy is broken and so is society. That is why people are so depressed about the state of our country.
Home base is the support system where we have a culinary team, my own writers because of the shows and the books and stuff, we have a culinary team of about six people. Marketing, public relations, accounting and all that sort of stuff.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow talent to the dark place where it leads.
Teach a child what is wise, that is morality. Teach him what is wise and beautiful, that is religion!
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.