You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.
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William Hazlitt Quotes
Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.
Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.
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.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
The humblest painter is a true scholar and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
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.
It is not fit that every man should travel it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.
I've always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best.
Death is a billion-dollar business. They can't even pass a law where it takes seven days to get a gun. Why don't you have to go through the same kind of screening you do to get a driver's license? It's totally insane.
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else's, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids.
The idea that the rest of the world was somehow being held hostage by the Arab-Israeli conflict once had a minimal basis in reality. In the first 20 years of Israel's existence, every Arab country was in an active state of war with the Jewish state.
You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can't practice to attain wisdom.
You always want to quit while you are ahead. You don't want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you're not performing at your best.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them.