There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
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Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.
Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust hatred alone is immortal.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.
It is not fit that every man should travel it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
I like four-hour movies.
For a long time I tried to manage an honesty and openness about my personal life because I'm human and I'm normal - well, semi-normal.
Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit.
I always play women I would date.
I'm an afternoon tea type of girl. I come from a Russian background where we love our teas. So between lunch and dinner after training I come home and I love a nice cup of tea with jam in it, as we drink it there. Black English Breakfast with raspberry jam is my favorite.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
We are a people that have always celebrated other people's success so long as we always had the opportunity to meet that success ourselves. That is the American nature. That is the American character. That is one of the things that makes us different from the rest of the world. And I'm afraid we could lose that or are on the verge of losing that.
I mean, I went to a church school when I was younger and imbibed a certain amount of religion then but it was really in university that I got interested in religion and politics at the same time. I don't think as if it were one moment of conversion but my spiritual journey really began then.
Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It's just a cycle.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.