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Samuel Richardson – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Samuel Richardson

 

If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it.

– Samuel Richardson


The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter, even where geniuses are equal.

– Samuel Richardson


Quantity in food is more to be regarded than quality. A full meal is a great enemy both to study and industry.

– Samuel Richardson


Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.

– Samuel Richardson


As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.

– Samuel Richardson


Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal.

– Samuel Richardson


A widow’s refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.

– Samuel Richardson


Hope is the cordial that keeps life from stagnating.

– Samuel Richardson


From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured.

– Samuel Richardson


Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor.

– Samuel Richardson


Smatterers in learning are the most opinionated.

– Samuel Richardson


Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends.

– Samuel Richardson


Love before marriage is absolutely necessary.

– Samuel Richardson


Men will bear many things from a kept mistress, which they would not bear from a wife.

– Samuel Richardson


Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures.

– Samuel Richardson


Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.

– Samuel Richardson


O! what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good! I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!

– Samuel Richardson


Vast is the field of Science. The more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know.

– Samuel Richardson


The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons.

– Samuel Richardson


The Cause of Women is generally the Cause of Virtue.

– Samuel Richardson


There is a pride, a self-love, in human minds that will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women humbler than they ought to be.

– Samuel Richardson


Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe, or to lay out for observation.

– Samuel Richardson


Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them, they will compliment one another, yet mean no more by it than the men do.

– Samuel Richardson


Women do not often fall in love with philosophers.

– Samuel Richardson


Women love to be called cruel, even when they are kindest.

– Samuel Richardson



Shania Twain – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Shania Twain

 

It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that’s not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity, and colored them in a way that is unique.

– Shania Twain


I really feel like life will dictate itself. You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you’re really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That’s the way I’ve always lived my life.

– Shania Twain


I spent a lot of my life holding back my cries, and I want to change that because it’s not good for me.

– Shania Twain


I do not see my family life in any way, shape, or form as an opportunity for a photo.

– Shania Twain


I certainly don’t think you need to be famous to want to leave a legacy, but when you are famous, it’s even more likely that your child will get the wrong perspective on your life if you die prematurely.

– Shania Twain


I like being at home and cooking.

– Shania Twain


I really hope my peers appreciate and respect what I’m doing.

– Shania Twain


I temporarily lost my hope in love, and it was temporary, thank goodness.

– Shania Twain


I lost my sense of trust, honesty and compassion. I crashed down and became what I consider an emotional mess. I’ve never been so miserable in my whole life. I just wanted to go to bed and never get up.

– Shania Twain


Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.

– Shania Twain


I’ll always be sad that my marriage ended.

– Shania Twain


Fortunately, when you’re a mom, the responsibility of caring for your child can keep you going.

– Shania Twain


Country music is still your grandpa’s music, but it’s also your daughter’s music. It’s getting bigger and better all the time and I’m glad to be a part of it.

– Shania Twain


I love music.

– Shania Twain


Marilyn Monroe never sold a platinum album. And more people know my music than what I look like.

– Shania Twain


Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape.

– Shania Twain


My music must reflect whatever’s going on in my mind, and my life needs to evolve for me to discover who it is I’m becoming.

– Shania Twain


The only reason that you do visual is solely for the visual. That’s the only reason. It doesn’t sell your music for you.

– Shania Twain


Without a doubt, the best way to get to know me is through my music.

– Shania Twain


Later in my life, I’m going to look back and smile and be very fulfilled. I know that if I don’t give it my all right now I’ll regret it later. That’s very important to me, because I’ve worked all my life to have this.

– Shania Twain


I enjoy sports in person.

– Shania Twain


I have arm-wrestled here and there… guys seem to want to test my strength.

– Shania Twain


For a good 10 to 12 years, I was working non-stop and I wasn’t really enjoying my success.

– Shania Twain


I wouldn’t call myself a feminist, because I think there are differences between men and women.

– Shania Twain


In a way, we women take on more than we need to sometimes.

– Shania Twain



Tadao Ando – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Tadao Ando

 

All those involved in the construction of an architectural design, from the architect to the builder, have an attachment to the architecture, although it’s difficult to quantify the attachment.

– Tadao Ando


I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.

– Tadao Ando


I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.

– Tadao Ando


If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness.

– Tadao Ando


Italy is full of historical buildings. And Europe holds a great history of philosophy from Greece until today. I read all those books and see these buildings, and I think of where I stand when I design my architecture.

– Tadao Ando


Japanese architecture is traditionally based on wooden structures that need renovating on a regular basis.

– Tadao Ando


Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions. This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection between the outside and inside in architecture.

– Tadao Ando


Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture.

– Tadao Ando


The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.

– Tadao Ando


When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature – this very unique to Japan.

– Tadao Ando


Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism, I use architecture to reconcile the two.

– Tadao Ando


My hand is the extension of the thinking process – the creative process.

– Tadao Ando


People tend not to use this word beauty because it’s not intellectual – but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect.

– Tadao Ando


There is a role and function for beauty in our time.

– Tadao Ando


You can’t really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you.

– Tadao Ando


At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage.

– Tadao Ando


I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before.

– Tadao Ando


The level of detail and craft is something that’s inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have.

– Tadao Ando


When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.

– Tadao Ando


But now, more and more, its society is concerned with economy and finance.

– Tadao Ando


I don’t look so closely at women’s fashion, but from the 20th century on, people have had the freedom to express themselves and their individualities, and fashion is one of the most fundamental ways in which they do this, men and women are equally able to express themselves.

– Tadao Ando


I think of the past and the future as well as the present to determine where I am, and I move on while thinking of these things.

– Tadao Ando


If I can create some space that people haven’t experienced before and if it stays with them or gives them a dream for the future, that’s the kind of structure I seek to create.

– Tadao Ando


I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex – where it has stood before – and lead the world.

– Tadao Ando


You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.

– Tadao Ando


The computer offers another kind of creativity. You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds.

– Tadao Ando



Salma Hayek – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Salma Hayek

 

I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age.

– Salma Hayek


You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of you at any age. And best of all, love can happen at any age. Life can just start to get exciting when you’re in your 40s and 50s. You have to believe that.

– Salma Hayek


No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone.

– Salma Hayek


I have a small house so I borrow everything except art, that’s what I love.

– Salma Hayek


I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.

– Salma Hayek


People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.

– Salma Hayek


If I go on a diet and work out, I’m always in a bad mood. I’d rather be a little heavier but nice.

– Salma Hayek


There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life.

– Salma Hayek


I really do love Diana Ross I grew up listening to her records. I grew up in a little town in Mexico, so while we got the music, we never got the experience of watching her.

– Salma Hayek


At one point in my life, I was very involved with social causes. I’m still involved, but now I have a family and it’s important to me.

– Salma Hayek


I have one friend that I’ve had since I was born, and she’s from Coatzacoalcos. She’s not really impressed or interested in the actor’s life. My family isn’t really either.

– Salma Hayek


Everybody has a weakness. Mine is food.

– Salma Hayek


Love food and I love to eat.

– Salma Hayek


You can be a thousand different women. It’s your choice which one you want to be. It’s about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, ‘This is my kingdom.’

– Salma Hayek


I don’t see women and think of them as competition or with judgment. Women really move me. I feel connected to all kinds of women. I am angry because I think we’ve been mistreated throughout history in different countries, including America. I admire women.

– Salma Hayek


For my wrap present, Colin Farrell gave me a first edition book. I got so involved with this character and I was so sad when the movie was over that when I got home and I tried to read the book I got really emotional and I started crying.

– Salma Hayek


I didn’t think marriage worked. I thought everybody who was married was secretly miserable – that it was something they just put up with for their children.

– Salma Hayek


I aim for a lifetime full of movies.

– Salma Hayek


I love being a wife and homemaker – because it’s my choice. My husband doesn’t expect me to do it. I don’t mind doing things for him because he does so much for me we both feel that way so there is no power struggle.

– Salma Hayek


There’s a lot about the character. It doesn’t always happen, but there are some characters you really create a relationship with, almost as if they were your friend. And you never get into their heads again or think like them.

– Salma Hayek


What works in a relationship of very public people is not making the relationship public – keeping it as personal as it can be. It’s the only way it is real.

– Salma Hayek


If a man lets all of my dogs sleep in the bed with us, then that is the most romantic thing. You must love my dogs in order to love me. A man who is nice to my animals and doesn’t shoo them away – well, that’s the height of romance.

– Salma Hayek


My new movie, Fools Rush In, is a romantic comedy and the girl I play in that is very warm, very sweet.

– Salma Hayek


What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you’re never discouraged.

– Salma Hayek


I think it’s important that kids have responsibilities and understand the value of things, but I think it’s great I get to travel the world with my daughter.

– Salma Hayek


And I highly recommend for all the women in the world, even if they’re 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you. It’s always good to flirt with him. It’s a great sport.

– Salma Hayek


I noticed in the past, a lot of guys who like strong women, they really freak out if you’re not strong 24/7. Or they complain about you being strong, then the moment you’re not strong, they’re like, ‘Oh, no, no, no.’

– Salma Hayek


Some men have a silly theory about beautiful women – that somewhere along the line they’ll turn into a monster. That movie gave them a chance to watch it happen.

– Salma Hayek



Stephen King – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Stephen King

 

A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we’re children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they’re scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it’s pretty much in the eye of the beholder.

– Stephen King


Like anything else that happens on its own, the act of writing is beyond currency. Money is great stuff to have, but when it comes to the act of creation, the best thing is not to think of money too much. It constipates the whole process.

– Stephen King


But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it’s all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can’t change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed.

– Stephen King


We like to think about how smart we are. But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it’s all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can’t change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed.

– Stephen King


I never saw any of my dad’s stories. My mother said he had piles and piles of manuscripts.

– Stephen King


What charitable 1 percenters can’t do is assume responsibility – America’s national responsibilities: the care of its sick and its poor, the education of its young, the repair of its failing infrastructure, the repayment of its staggering war debts.

– Stephen King


When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, ‘Why god? Why me?’ and the thundering voice of God answered, ‘There’s just something about you that pisses me off.’

– Stephen King


Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we’ve always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.

– Stephen King


I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.

– Stephen King


And poets, in my view, and I think the view of most people, do speak God’s language – it’s better, it’s finer, it’s language on a higher plane than ordinary people speak in their daily lives.

– Stephen King


God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.

– Stephen King


It’s a mystery. That’s the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one, it’s mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept, and you have to take it seriously.

– Stephen King


I’ve always believed in God. I also think that’s the sort of thing that either comes as part of the equipment, the capacity to believe, or at some point in your life, when you’re in a position where you actually need help from a power greater than yourself, you simply make an agreement.

– Stephen King


Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.

– Stephen King


I was in enough to get along with people. I was never socially inarticulate. Not a loner. And that saved my life, saved my sanity. That and the writing. But to this day I distrust anybody who thought school was a good time. Anybody.

– Stephen King


I can remember being home from school with tonsillitis and writing stories in bed to pass the time.

– Stephen King


I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital, and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged.

– Stephen King


Well, I’m like a drug addict, I’m always saying I’m going to stop, and then I don’t, what I’ve said consistently is that I hope I know when to stop: when it starts to get repetitive.

– Stephen King


You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.

– Stephen King


Wherever you write is supposed to be a little bit of a refuge, a place where you can get away from the world. The more closed in you are, the more you’re forced back on your own imagination.

– Stephen King


I love the movies, and when I go to see a movie that’s been made from one of my books, I know that it isn’t going to be exactly like my novel because a lot of other people have interpreted it. But I also know it has an idea that I’ll like because that idea occurred to me, and I spent a year, or a year and a half of my life working on it.

– Stephen King


We’ve switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing, economics, politics – trying to play a serious part in the world – to a culture that’s really entertainment-based.

– Stephen King


French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

– Stephen King


And in real life endings aren’t always neat, whether they’re happy endings, or whether they’re sad endings.

– Stephen King


The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.

– Stephen King


Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

– Stephen King


Only enemies speak the truth friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

– Stephen King


Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

– Stephen King



Socrates – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Socrates

 

Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

– Socrates


Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

– Socrates


Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.

– Socrates


Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

– Socrates


He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.

– Socrates


Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

– Socrates


Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

– Socrates


Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.

– Socrates


The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.

– Socrates


By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.

– Socrates


I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.

– Socrates


My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy if not, you’ll become a philosopher.

– Socrates


Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

– Socrates


The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

– Socrates


The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.

– Socrates


I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

– Socrates


To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

– Socrates


True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

– Socrates


Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

– Socrates


The unexamined life is not worth living.

– Socrates


True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

– Socrates


As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.

– Socrates


All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.

– Socrates


Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.

– Socrates


He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

– Socrates


I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.

– Socrates


The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

– Socrates


Wisdom begins in wonder.

– Socrates



Shimon Peres – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Shimon Peres

 

The older generation had greater respect for land than science. But we live in an age when science, more than soil, has become the provider of growth and abundance. Living just on the land creates loneliness in an age of globality.

– Shimon Peres


What is wrong with the Iranians in addition to the nuclear bomb? This is the only country on Earth in the 21st century that has renewed imperialistic ambitions. They really want to become the hegemon of the Middle East in an age that gave up imperialism.

– Shimon Peres


You know who is against democracy in the Middle East? The husbands. They got used to their way of life. Now, the traditional way of life must change. Everybody must change. If you don’t give equal rights to women, you can’t progress.

– Shimon Peres


Bringing an end to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians may help the young Arab generation to realise their aspirations. Israel is more than willing to offer our experience in building a modern economy in spite of limited resources to the whole region.

– Shimon Peres


I call on the Iranian people: it is not too late to replace the corrupt regime and return to your glorious Persian heritage, a heritage of culture and values and not of bombs and missiles… How can a nation allow a regime to instill fear, take away the people’s freedom and shock the young generation that seeks its way out of the dictatorial Iran.

– Shimon Peres


I worked with a group of people who argued day and night – professors, officials, the Minister of Finance – but there were decisions that I had to make.

– Shimon Peres


The Middle East is ailing. The malady stems from pervasive violence, shortages of food, water and educational opportunities, discrimination against women and – the most virulent cause of all – the absence of freedom.

– Shimon Peres


Israel was born under the British mandate. We learned from the British what democracy means, and how it behaves in a time of danger, war and terror. We thank Britain for introducing freedom and respect of human rights both in normal and demanding circumstances.

– Shimon Peres


My heart goes out to the brave citizens of Syria, who each day risk and even sacrifice their lives to achieve freedom from a murderous regime. We in Israel welcome the historic struggle to forge democratic, peace-loving governments in our region.

– Shimon Peres


Peace with the Palestinians will open ports of peace all around the Mediterranean. The duty of leaders is to pursue freedom ceaselessly, even in the face of hostility, in the face of doubt and disappointment. Just imagine what could be.

– Shimon Peres


Look, I worked with American Republican presidents and Democratic presidents, all of them, and each of them has shown a deep and profound friendship to Israel, you know? I can’t remember anybody who was in that sense negative as far as Israel is concerned.

– Shimon Peres


What should be the future of Israel? Is the land the most important choice, and for that reason to keep the whole of the land at any cost, or to have a partition and build the Jewish state on part of the land? And the other part?

– Shimon Peres


Now, I learned soon enough, that among the three, two don’t trust the third one – the third one is the government. Both industry and unions feel the government is a talking organization and a spending organization.

– Shimon Peres


I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy.

– Shimon Peres


The Jews’ greatest contribution to history is dissatisfaction! We’re a nation born to be discontented. Whatever exists we believe can be changed for the better.

– Shimon Peres


The United States is the only power in history that became great by giving and not by taking. I think the crisis was when the United States had more money than ideas. Money doesn’t produce money. Ideas produce money.

– Shimon Peres


I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense. I never knew, but I always learned.

– Shimon Peres


Early in the morning, I fell in love with the girl that later on became my wife. At that time, we were so naive. I wanted to charm her, so I read her Capital by Marx. I thought somehow she would be convinced by the strength of his criticism about capital.

– Shimon Peres


I believe that peace with the Palestinians is most urgent – urgent than ever before. It is necessary. It is crucial. It is possible. A delay may worsen its chances. Israel and the Palestinians are, in my judgment, ripe today to restart the peace process.

– Shimon Peres


I think peace should be done not only among governments but among people. It was impossible before the Facebook.

– Shimon Peres


Israel welcomes the wind of change, and sees a window of opportunity. Democratic and science-based economies by nature desire peace. Israel does not want to be an island of affluence in an ocean of poverty. Improvements in our neighbours’ lives mean improvements to the neighbourhood in which we live.

– Shimon Peres


That was my first lesson from Ben-Gurion. Then I saw him making peace, and I saw him making war. He mobilized me before the war. The man was a very rare combination between a real intellectual and a born leader. There is a contradiction between the two.

– Shimon Peres


The Iranian regime suppresses its own people as well as others in the region. It prevents peace by sponsoring terror globally. With the ultimate weapon that it is deceptively developing, the regime aims to gain hegemony over the entire Middle East and hold the world’s economy hostage.

– Shimon Peres


When I am speaking about American presidents, I have to speak about my very special relations with President Clinton. He contributed more to peace than anybody else in the American sense.

– Shimon Peres


The problem of the Middle East is poverty more than politics.

– Shimon Peres


In Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology.

– Shimon Peres


He was the editor of our paper. He created the publishing house in Hebrew. He was – I wouldn’t say the ‘guru’ – but really he was our teacher and a most respected man. I wrote for the paper of the youth movement.

– Shimon Peres



Sandra Day O’Connor – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Sandra Day O’Connor

 

Most high courts in other nations do not have discretion, such as we enjoy, in selecting the cases that the high court reviews. Our court is virtually alone in the amount of discretion it has.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


Yes, I will bring the understanding of a woman to the Court, but I doubt that alone will affect my decisions.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


I had become increasingly concerned in recent years about the lack of civics education in our nation’s schools. In recent years, the schools have stopped teaching it. And it’s unfortunate.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


Parents should continue to become more involved with their communities, and more involved in their children’s education.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


The more education a woman has, the wider the gap between men’s and women’s earnings for the same work.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


Each of us brings to our job, whatever it is, our lifetime of experience and our values.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


It is a measure of the framers’ fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


The freedom to criticize judges and other public officials is necessary to a vibrant democracy. The problem comes when healthy criticism is replaced with more destructive intimidation and sanctions.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


Half the states have stopped making civics and government a requirement for high school. Half.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That’s set out in the Constitution.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


The Establishment Clause prohibits government from making adherence to a religion relevant in any way to a person’s standing in the political community.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


We have a complex system of government. You have to teach it to every generation.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


You have citizens who don’t understand how government works and they’re kind of soured on it. All they do is criticize. They have no idea that they can make things happen.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don’t know how much history young women today know about those battles.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


My hope is that 10 years from now, after I’ve been across the street at work for a while, they’ll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


The No Child Left Behind Program was an incentive to the schools to get their kids up to snuff on math and science and reading.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent judiciary was critical to the success of the nation.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


A state of war is not a blank check… when it comes to the rights of the Nation’s citizens.

– Sandra Day O’Connor


Despite the encouraging and wonderful gains and the changes for women which have occurred in my lifetime, there is still room to advance and to promote correction of the remaining deficiencies and imbalances.

– Sandra Day O’Connor



Saint Augustine – 29 Quotes

 

29 Quotes by Saint Augustine

 

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.

– Saint Augustine


Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.

– Saint Augustine


Love is the beauty of the soul.

– Saint Augustine


Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.

– Saint Augustine


Beauty is indeed a good gift of God but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.

– Saint Augustine


My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed… And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.

– Saint Augustine


Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

– Saint Augustine


Faith is to believe what you do not see the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

– Saint Augustine


Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.

– Saint Augustine


O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.

– Saint Augustine


God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.

– Saint Augustine


God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.

– Saint Augustine


God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.

– Saint Augustine


Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need the remainder is needed by others.

– Saint Augustine


The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.

– Saint Augustine


In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

– Saint Augustine


Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.

– Saint Augustine


Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart.

– Saint Augustine


Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.

– Saint Augustine


Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.

– Saint Augustine


He that is jealous is not in love.

– Saint Augustine


What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

– Saint Augustine


It was pride that changed angels into devils it is humility that makes men as angels.

– Saint Augustine


Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

– Saint Augustine


Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.

– Saint Augustine


Patience is the companion of wisdom.

– Saint Augustine


The purpose of all wars, is peace.

– Saint Augustine


What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

– Saint Augustine


The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

– Saint Augustine



Steve Martin – 29 Quotes

 

29 Quotes by Steve Martin

 

Comedy may be big business but it isn’t pretty.

– Steve Martin


A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

– Steve Martin


Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

– Steve Martin


I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.

– Steve Martin


Boy, those French: they have a different word for everything!

– Steve Martin


You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do.

– Steve Martin


I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t.

– Steve Martin


Chaos in the midst of chaos isn’t funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.

– Steve Martin


What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.

– Steve Martin


I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.

– Steve Martin


I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you’re an idiot.

– Steve Martin


When your hobbies get in the way of your work – that’s OK but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves… well.

– Steve Martin


You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies – all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.

– Steve Martin


I thought ‘Borat’ was a breakthrough comedy, because it was really funny. It wasn’t some studio-produced script with 14 writers.

– Steve Martin


I’ve always believed that there are funny people everywhere, but they’re just not comedians. In fact, some of my best comedic inspirations were not professional entertainers.

– Steve Martin


I cringe at backstory. Because it never quite explains or gets into some psychological thing that is never quite right and never quite the truth and who knows why someone is some way.

– Steve Martin


I’m enamored with the art world. Anytime you look at anything that’s considered artistic, there’s a commercial world around it: the ballet, opera, any kind of music. It can’t exist without it.

– Steve Martin


I like all kinds of music. I listen to Abigail Washburn, the Punch Brothers, and Marc Johnson, the great clawhammer player. I also listen a lot to Sirius Radio, there’s a lot of bluegrass there.

– Steve Martin


I feel good about being able to take bluegrass on to television like ‘Letterman’ and ‘The View,’ and I’ve heard nice things about being able to do that. I really haven’t felt any negativity toward me or my music.

– Steve Martin


There’s a lot of thought in art. People get to talk about important things. There’s a lot of sex, you know, in art. There’s a lot of naked women and men, and there’s intrigue, there’s fakery. It’s a real microcosm of the larger world.

– Steve Martin


Everything is fraught with danger. I love technology and I love science. It’s just always all in the way you use it. So there’s no – you can’t really blame anything on the technology. It’s just the way people use it, and it always has been.

– Steve Martin


When I was in college, I was debating to try my hand at show business, or to become a professor. I just thought of the risk of not going into show business and always wondering if I would’ve had a chance. Because that’s where my real heart was.

– Steve Martin


Bad psychoanalysis would say I enjoyed pleasing people, working really hard and pleasing people, which is probably related to my father in some way. But I really liked working hard. When I worked at Disneyland, I’d do 12 hours straight and go home thrilled.

– Steve Martin


I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.

– Steve Martin


‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ is a good one because it not only turned out, I think, to be a really funny movie but it was also a delight to shoot. We were in the South of France, working with Glenne Headly and Michael Caine and Frank Oz the director – who were just fun.

– Steve Martin


Throughout my whole life, as a performer, I’ve never played with a band. I’ve always played alone, so I was never required to stay in rhythm or anything. So it was a real different experience for me to start playing with a band. There were so many basic things for me to learn.

– Steve Martin


I think I meant that, given the circumstances of my childhood, I had the illusion that it’s easier to be alone. To have your relationships be casual and also to pose as a solitary person, because it was more romantic. You know, I was raised on the idea of the ramblin’ man and the loner.

– Steve Martin


No matter how many times people say it – ‘Oh, I’m just writing this for myself’ ‘Oh, I’m just doing this for myself’ – nobody’s doing it for themselves! You’re doing it for an audience. So whether I’m performing or writing a book or playing music, it’s definitely to be put out there and to be received in some way, definitely.

– Steve Martin


Movies always are open to being remade because times change so much, and the tempo of movies changes. I think of it like a James Bond. They can have different actors play the same role… I’ve had people come up to me and say, ‘We want to remake ‘The Jerk’ with so and so.’ And I say, ‘Fine.’ It just doesn’t bother me. It’s an honor actually.

– Steve Martin



Thomas Aquinas – 29 Quotes

 

29 Quotes by Thomas Aquinas

 

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.

– Thomas Aquinas


Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

– Thomas Aquinas


To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.

– Thomas Aquinas


Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.

– Thomas Aquinas


By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

– Thomas Aquinas


There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

– Thomas Aquinas


Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient.

– Thomas Aquinas


Happiness is secured through virtue it is a good attained by man’s own will.

– Thomas Aquinas


Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.

– Thomas Aquinas


Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.

– Thomas Aquinas


How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God.

– Thomas Aquinas


The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.

– Thomas Aquinas


To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.

– Thomas Aquinas


If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way.

– Thomas Aquinas


Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.

– Thomas Aquinas


Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

– Thomas Aquinas


The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.

– Thomas Aquinas


Pray thee, spare, thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work.

– Thomas Aquinas


It is possible to demonstrate God’s existence, although not a priori, yet a posteriori from some work of His more surely known to us.

– Thomas Aquinas


We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.

– Thomas Aquinas


That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell.

– Thomas Aquinas


In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.

– Thomas Aquinas


The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art.

– Thomas Aquinas


How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars – when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.

– Thomas Aquinas


If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.

– Thomas Aquinas


Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists on playful words or deeds. Therefore it becomes a wise and virtuous man to have recourse to such things at times.

– Thomas Aquinas


To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.

– Thomas Aquinas


The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.

– Thomas Aquinas


As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.

– Thomas Aquinas



Stanislav Grof – 30 Quotes

 

30 Quotes by Stanislav Grof

 

I have to say I regretted giving up animated movies.

– Stanislav Grof


The elimination of the fear of death transforms the individual’s way of being in the world.

– Stanislav Grof


Consciousness after death demonstrates the possibility of consciousness operating independently of the body.

– Stanislav Grof


In the kind of world we have today, transformation of humanity might well be our only real hope for survival.

– Stanislav Grof


The motif of death plays an important role the human psyche in connection with archetypal and karmic material.

– Stanislav Grof


The beliefs concerning reincarnation have great ethical impact on human life and our relationship to the world.

– Stanislav Grof


Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena.

– Stanislav Grof


If consciousness can function independently of the body during one’s lifetime, it could be able to do the same after death.

– Stanislav Grof


Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution.

– Stanislav Grof


I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies.

– Stanislav Grof


A number of cases have been reported in which a dying individual has a vision of a person about whose death he or she did not know.

– Stanislav Grof


The knowledge of the realm of death makes it possible for the shaman to move freely back and forth and mediate these journeys for other people.

– Stanislav Grof


There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment.

– Stanislav Grof


Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.

– Stanislav Grof


I believe it is essential for our planetary future to develop tools that can change the consciousness which has created the crisis that we are in.

– Stanislav Grof


An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type.

– Stanislav Grof


There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain.

– Stanislav Grof


According to materialistic science, any memory requires a material substrate, such as the neuronal network in the brain or the DNA molecules of the genes.

– Stanislav Grof


The experiences associated with death were seen as visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced, studied, and carefully mapped.

– Stanislav Grof


I read Freud’s Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis in basically one sitting. I decided to enroll in medical school. It was almost like a conversion experience.

– Stanislav Grof


Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death, according to which biological death represents the final end of existence and of all conscious activity.

– Stanislav Grof


The materialistic paradigm of Western science has been a major obstacle for any objective evaluation of the data describing the events occurring at the time of death.

– Stanislav Grof


Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise.

– Stanislav Grof


The study of consciousness that can extend beyond the body is extremely important for the issue of survival, since it is this part of human personality that would be likely to survive death.

– Stanislav Grof


A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation.

– Stanislav Grof


At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope.

– Stanislav Grof


A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm.

– Stanislav Grof


Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs.

– Stanislav Grof


For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death – the only certainty that life holds for us – must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life.

– Stanislav Grof


Individuals approaching death often experience encounters with their dead relatives, who seem to welcome them to the next world. These deathbed visions are authentic and convincing they are often followed by a state of euphoria and seem to ease the transition.

– Stanislav Grof



Susan Orlean – 30 Quotes

 

30 Quotes by Susan Orlean

 

Knowledge is a beautiful thing, but there are a few things I wish I didn’t know.

– Susan Orlean


I can imagine a future in which real books will exist but in a more limited, particular way.

– Susan Orlean


One of my favorite activities as a teen-ager was to watch television over the phone with my best friend.

– Susan Orlean


I don’t turn to greeting cards for wisdom and advice, but they are a fine reflection of the general drift of the culture.

– Susan Orlean


You can find out anything you want about a car now, and especially every bit of information about the price, without relying on the dealers.

– Susan Orlean


Every corny thing that’s said about living with nature – being in harmony with the earth, feeling the cycle of the seasons – happens to be true.

– Susan Orlean


I went to a football school, which meant that I went to a university that served up education and was simultaneously operating a sports franchise.

– Susan Orlean


The thing is, I have a zillion apps, and I’m always looking for the perfect arrangement for them, so scrambling my home screen is part of that eternal quest.

– Susan Orlean


Sometimes I’m dazzled by how modern and fabulous we are, and how easy everything can be for us that’s the gilded glow of technology, and I marvel at it all the time.

– Susan Orlean


Living in a rural setting exposes you to so many marvelous things – the natural world and the particular texture of small-town life, and the exhilarating experience of open space.

– Susan Orlean


In the course of transferring all my CDs to my iPod, I have found myself wandering the musical hallways of my past and reacquainting myself with music I haven’t listened to in years.

– Susan Orlean


I work at home, in the country, and days will go by when, except for my husband and son and the occasional UPS man, the only sentient creatures that see me are my chickens and turkeys.

– Susan Orlean


When my son was born, and after a day of lying-in I was told that I could leave the hospital and take him home, I burst into tears. It wasn’t the emotion of the moment: it was shock and horror.

– Susan Orlean


I want a chainsaw very badly, because I think cutting down a tree would be unbelievably satisfying. I have asked for a chainsaw for my birthday, but I think I’ll probably be given jewelry instead.

– Susan Orlean


Buying a car used to be an experience so soul-scorching, so confidence-splattering, so existentially rattling that an entire car company was based on the promise that you wouldn’t have to come in contact with it.

– Susan Orlean


When I wonder what the future of books will be, I often think about horses. Before automobiles existed, everyone had a horse. Then cars became available, and their convenience, compared to horses, was undeniable.

– Susan Orlean


There will always be vain, obsessive people who want to own rare and extraordinary things whatever the cost there will always be people for whom owning beautiful, dangerous animals brings a sense of power and magic.

– Susan Orlean


Parents, it seems, have an almost Olympian persistence when it comes to suggesting more secure and lucrative lines of work for their children who have the notion that writing is an actual profession. I say this from experience.

– Susan Orlean


My ace in the hole as a human being used to be my capacity for remembering birthdays. I worked at it. Whenever I made a new friend, I made a point of finding out his or her birthday early on, and I would record it in my Filofax calendar.

– Susan Orlean


I want to let my friend Buster know that I would like to have dinner with him tonight. Does Buster work at home? Then how likely is he to have his cell phone on? Is he one of those people who only turns on his cell when he’s in his car? I hate that.

– Susan Orlean


I remember, when I was a kid, watching my mother jam herself into her girdle – a piece of equipment so rigid it could stand up on its own – and I remember her coming home from fancy parties and racing upstairs to extricate herself from its cruel iron grip.

– Susan Orlean


Recently, I have come to assume that any call to my landline is from a telemarketer or an automated call from Terminex, letting me know that our regularly scheduled pest-extermination service will occur on its regular schedule. So I usually ignore my home phone.

– Susan Orlean


I am of mixed minds about the issue of privacy. On one hand, I understand that information is power, and power is, well, power, so keeping your private information to yourself is essential – especially if you are a controversial figure, a celebrity, or a dissident.

– Susan Orlean


What’s funny is that the idea of popularity – even the use of the word ‘popular’ – is something that had been mostly absent from my life since junior high. In fact, the hallmark of life after junior high seemed to be the shedding of popularity as a central concern.

– Susan Orlean


I once had a boyfriend who couldn’t write unless he was wearing a necktie and a dress shirt, which I thought was really weird, because this was a long time ago, and no one I knew ever wore dress shirts, let alone neckties it was like he was a grown-up reenacter or something.

– Susan Orlean


The first thing I think about when I wake up most mornings is the fact that I’m tired. I have been tired for decades. I am tired in the morning and I am tired while becalmed in the slough of the afternoon, and I am tired in the evening, except right when I try to go to sleep.

– Susan Orlean


I have no idea how to get in touch with anyone anymore. Everyone, it seems, has a home phone, a cell phone, a regular e-mail account, a Facebook account, a Twitter account, and a Web site. Some of them also have a Google Voice number. There are the sentimental few who still have fax machines.

– Susan Orlean


I have long been one of those tedious people who rails against the coronation of ‘student-athletes.’ I have heard the argument that big-time athletics bring in loads of money to universities. I don’t believe the money goes anywhere other than back into the sports teams, but that’s another story.

– Susan Orlean


I wish I had coined the phrase ‘tyranny of choice,’ but someone beat me to it. The counterintuitive truth is that have an abundance of options does not make you feel privileged and indulged too many options make you feel like all of them are wrong, and that you are wrong if you choose any of them.

– Susan Orlean


You may never learn the names of any of the people you talk to in a dog park, even after many, many hours spent there with them, and many hours of conversation. But if – knock on wood – anything should ever happen to your dog, these nameless non-strangers will rally, sympathize, offer to help, and hold your hand. I know this from experience.

– Susan Orlean



Samuel Taylor Coleridge – 32 Quotes

 

32 Quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Poetry: the best words in the best order.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Love is flower like Friendship is like a sheltering tree.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Alas! they had been friends in youth but whispering tongues can poison truth.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Swans sing before they die – ’twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale – my dreams become the substances of my life.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Works of imagination should be written in very plain language the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is, prose = words in their best order – poetry = the best words in the best order.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are one, Security to possessors two, facility to acquirers and three, hope to all.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


A poet ought not to pick nature’s pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge



Thomas Frank – 31 Quotes

 

31 Quotes by Thomas Frank

 

For-profit higher education is today a booming industry, feeding on the student loans handed out to the desperate.

– Thomas Frank


Acknowledging class was always difficult for ‘New Democrats’ – it was second-wave, it was divisive – but 2008 made retro politics cool again.

– Thomas Frank


What is at stake in the debate over health care is more than the mere crafting of policy. The issue is now the identity of the Democratic Party.

– Thomas Frank


Money has transformed every watchdog, every independent authority. Medical doctors are increasingly gulled by the lobbying of pharmaceutical salesmen.

– Thomas Frank


Mr. Obama still has time to reverse course. A great deal depends on it. To fail on health care yet again might well be the ‘Waterloo’ Republicans dream of.

– Thomas Frank


While Democrats fussed with the details of health care reforms, conservatives spent months telling the nation that the real issue is freedom, that what’s on the line is American liberty itself.

– Thomas Frank


In America, we no longer have an institutionalized, organized way of calling business to task – of taking them to account for what they’ve done – and this is especially true in the cultural realm.

– Thomas Frank


This aesthetic quality, then, is what politics is all about. It’s authenticity that separates winners from losers, good politics from bad, and he-man leader-types from consultant-directed puppet-boys.

– Thomas Frank


The only truly individualistic health-care choice – where you receive care that is unpolluted by anyone else’s funds – is to forgo insurance altogether, paying out-of-pocket for health services as you need them.

– Thomas Frank


One of the things I keep coming back to in my writing is that society doesn’t work on this mirror principle, you don’t have an exact replica on the left of what you have on the right. It just doesn’t work that way.

– Thomas Frank


Liberal that I am, I support health-care reform on its merits alone. My liberal blood boils, for example, when I read that half of the personal bankruptcies in this country are brought on, in part, by medical expenses.

– Thomas Frank


Selling public property is the true Chicago way. Had Mr. Obama not been elected president, the nation’s business journals would be falling over one another to praise his city for its daring, market-friendly innovations.

– Thomas Frank


There is much to dislike about President Obama’s approach to the financial crisis. But opposition, it seems, will have to come from somewhere other than conservatism. The party out of power is also a party out of touch.

– Thomas Frank


When the entertainers of the Right aren’t declaring their disgust with President Obama for groveling before foreign potentates, they’re pretending to fear him as a left-wing thug, an exemplar of what they call ‘the Chicago way.’

– Thomas Frank


Yes, Democrats can prove that America pays more for health care than other countries yes, they have won the dispute that private health insurance is needlessly expensive. But what they’ve lost is the argument that we are a society.

– Thomas Frank


Government is, by its very nature, a destroyer of liberties the Obama administration, specifically, is promising to interfere with the economy and the health care system so profoundly that Washington will soon have us all in chains.

– Thomas Frank


As you watch the world crumble, try taking your Armageddon with this sprinkling of irony: Over the last three decades, business has got virtually everything it wanted, and its doomsday scenario from the 1970s has come true because of it.

– Thomas Frank


Concerns about the size and role of government are what seem to leave reformers stammering and speechless in town-hall meetings. The right wants to have a debate over fundamental principles elected Democrats seem incapable of giving it to them.

– Thomas Frank


Former President Bill Clinton, who is widely regarded as a political mastermind, may have sounded like a traditional liberal at the beginning of his term in office. But what ultimately defined his presidency was his amazing pliability on matters of principle.

– Thomas Frank


Under the administration of George W. Bush, you will recall, federal spending grew pretty significantly. At the same time, the number of people directly employed by the federal government shrank. One of the factors that explained the difference was contracting.

– Thomas Frank


Back in the days when the market was a kind of secular god and all the world thrilled to behold the amazing powers of private capital, the idea of privatizing highways and airports and other bits of our transportation infrastructure made a certain kind of sense.

– Thomas Frank


Most of Roosevelt’s innovations have been the law of the land for 70 years now, and yet we are still a free society free enough, that is, to allow tens of thousands of protesters to gather on the National Mall and to broadcast their slogans and speeches to the world via C-SPAN.

– Thomas Frank


We are watching industries crumble, Wall Street firms disappear, unemployment spike, and unprecedented government intervention. And our designated opinion leaders want to know: Is Obama up this week? Is he down? And is his leadership style more like Bill Clinton’s, or Abraham Lincoln’s?

– Thomas Frank


As you may recall, Truman was extremely unpopular when he finally left Washington in 1953, thanks largely to the Korean War. Today, however, he is thought to have been a solidly good president, a ‘Near Great’ even, in the terminology of those surveys of historians they do every now and then.

– Thomas Frank


Our laws governing lobbying and campaign contributions have struck the right balance between the wishes of the people and those of private industry, so why are we so quick to doubt that the same great results can be achieved by putting the government’s justice-dealing branch on the same market-based course?

– Thomas Frank


Maybe that first, gigantic deficit the Reaganites piled up was an accident, just a combination of deluded ‘supply side’ tax cuts and a huge bag of good stuff for the Pentagon. But pretty quickly conservatives discovered that deficits, when done correctly, did something really cool: deficits defunded the Left.

– Thomas Frank


It is always a disappointment to turn from forthright consideration of some subject – whether from the Left or the Right, a poet or a plumber – to the Beltway version, in which the only aspects of the issue that matter are the effects it will have on the fortunes of the two parties and the various men in power.

– Thomas Frank


The great fear that hung over the business community in the 1970s was death by regulation, and the great goal of the conservative movement, as it rose to triumph in the 1980s, was to remove that threat – to keep OSHA, the EPA, and the FTC from choking off entrepreneurship with their infernal meddling in the marketplace.

– Thomas Frank


There are few things in politics more annoying than the Right’s utter conviction that it owns the patent on the word ‘freedom’ that when its leaders stand up for the rights of banks to be unregulated or capital gains to be untaxed, that it is actually and obviously standing up for human liberty, the noblest cause of them all.

– Thomas Frank


There is something uniquely depressing about the fact that the National Portrait Gallery’s version of the Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster previously belonged to a pair of lobbyists. Depressing because Mr. Obama’s Washington was not supposed to be the lobbyists’ Washington, the place we learned to despise during the last administration.

– Thomas Frank


We have become a society that can’t self-correct, that can’t address its obvious problems, that can’t pull out of its nosedive. And so to our list of disasters let us add this fourth entry: we have entered an age of folly that – for all our Facebooking and the twittling tweedle-dee-tweets of the twitterati – we can’t wake up from.

– Thomas Frank



Sloane Crosley – 31 Quotes

 

31 Quotes by Sloane Crosley

 

I’m a summer baby, so I usually have my birthday as a good summer memory.

– Sloane Crosley


The truth is, I wrote a novel when I was 23. It’s hideously bad. Truly rotten.

– Sloane Crosley


I like to try to do a little work before I do anything in the morning, even if it’s a paragraph.

– Sloane Crosley


I have a disproportionate amount of faith in the goodness of the world and that everything will actually work out okay.

– Sloane Crosley


My mother is a special education teacher but also an artist, and my father an advertising executive. They are about as wacky as you can get without being alcoholics.

– Sloane Crosley


Alaska is what happens when Willy Wonka and the witch from Hansel and Gretel elope, buy a place together upstate, renounce their sweet teeth, and turn into health fanatics.

– Sloane Crosley


You can’t possibly fathom the ins and outs of a prepubescent beauty treatment until you’ve felt the strange but exhilarating tingle of a cottage-cheese-and-Pop-Rocks facial.

– Sloane Crosley


Our culture’s obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart. They want a chaser of emotion with their aesthetics.

– Sloane Crosley


I think a lot of humor is about distracting yourself. Pretend you’re not trying to make it funny. Because for some reason the effort to be funny smells like sulphur in our culture.

– Sloane Crosley


I was diagnosed with a severe temporal spatial deficit, a learning disability that means I have zero spatial relations skills. It was official: I was a genius trapped in an idiot’s body.

– Sloane Crosley


Personal technology has given us the freedom of being able to do whatever we want – and in the case of celebrities and athletes, whomever they want. But it can also serve as a humiliation jetpack.

– Sloane Crosley


The hardest thing is spending twelve hours a day accommodating the rest of the world, then going home at night and criticizing it. I would be curious about what I’d write if I didn’t have to worry about offending.

– Sloane Crosley


I hope to one day co-sign a lease with another person but, well, it doesn’t plague me that I have yet to do so. Put it this way: I’ve never had to violently tug at my own pillow at 2 A.M. to get myself to stop snoring.

– Sloane Crosley


The year most of my high school friends and I got our driver’s permits, the coolest thing one could do was stand outside after school and twirl one’s car keys like a lifeguard whistle. That jingling sound meant freedom and power.

– Sloane Crosley


Air travel is the safest form of travel aside from walking even then, the chances of being hit by a public bus at 30,000 feet are remarkably slim. I also have no problem with confined spaces. Or heights. What I am afraid of is speed.

– Sloane Crosley


I was the youngest of my entire family so you are tap-dancing to try to get the attention of your older cousins. I really hit my social stride in 6th grade, but before that I was a pretty big dork. You learn how to be amusing and how to work for it.

– Sloane Crosley


In New York, if you weigh under 200 pounds and decline so much as a cookie at a co-worker’s party, women will flock to your side, assuring you of your appealing physique. This is how skittish we are about the dangers of anorexia and the pressures of body image.

– Sloane Crosley


Since graduation, I have measured time in 4-by-5-inch pieces of paper, four days on the left and three on the right. Every social engagement, interview, reading, flight, doctor’s appointment, birthday and dry-cleaning reminder has been handwritten between metal loops.

– Sloane Crosley


There’s already a marriage clock, a career clock, a biological clock. Sometimes being a woman feels like standing in the lobby of a hotel, looking at the dials depicting every time zone in the world behind the front desk – except they all apply to you, and all at once.

– Sloane Crosley


Brits and Americans have hundreds of different phrases for the same thing. Luckily, it’s usually a source of amusement rather than frustration. A flashlight by any other name is still a torch. My personal favourite is ‘fairy lights,’ which we boringly refer to as ‘Christmas lights.’

– Sloane Crosley


My grandmother was a kind of Scarsdale, New York, society woman, best known in her day as the author of the 1959 book ‘Growing Your Own Way: An Informal Guide for Teen-Agers’ – this despite being a person whose parenting style made Joan Crawford’s wire hangers look like pool noodles.

– Sloane Crosley


Some of the writers I admire who seem very, very funny and very emotional to me can develop a closeness with the reader without giving too much of themselves away. Lorrie Moore comes to mind, as does David Sedaris. When they write, the reader thinks that they’re being trusted as a friend.

– Sloane Crosley


Ah, the power of two. There’s nothing quite like it. Especially when it comes to paying utility bills, parenting, cooking elaborate meals, purchasing a grown-up bed, jumping rope and lifting heavy machinery. The world favours pairs. Who wants to waste the wood building an ark for singletons?

– Sloane Crosley


It’s funny. People often compare me to other humor essayists. They’re usually quite nice comparisons I will accept those gladly. But I am always sort of appalled at the idea of being lumped with other, more chick-y female writers. And the truth is probably that neither comparison is accurate.

– Sloane Crosley


The reason that war is such a fascinating subject for writers is because it’s a revealer. Put a bunch of people in an adrenaline-fuelled, life-or-death situation and their fundamental behaviours are exposed, the scrim is taken away and the motivations behind each personality come out to play.

– Sloane Crosley


A pet store is a celebration of dogs’ existence and an explosion of options. About cats, a pet store seems to say, ‘Here, we couldn’t think of anything else.’ Cats are the Hanukkah of the animal world in this way. They are feted quietly and happily by a minority, but there’s only so much hoopla applicable to them.

– Sloane Crosley


The Queen of Crafts herself, Martha Stewart, and I have the same birthday. I prefer to think it’s the glue-gun wielding, perfect-tart-producing Martha and not the copper pan-throwing, jail-going Martha. But I suppose if I am going to share a calendar square with some of Martha, I have to share it with all of Martha.

– Sloane Crosley


My personality, when tasked with creating meals, goes something like this: Is there a way we can make this more difficult? Because let’s do that. I don’t mean to complicate things. It’s just – why buy pre-packaged potato salad when you can spend your morning boiling potatoes and flipping out because there’s no dill in the house?

– Sloane Crosley


For me, titles are either a natural two-second experience or stressful enough to give you an ulcer. If they don’t pop out perfect on the first try, they can be really hard to repair. Or, worse, if the author thinks they pop out perfect, but the publishing house does not agree, it’s difficult to shift gears. And then? Then you go insane.

– Sloane Crosley


Like most citizens of popular and international urban centres, I don’t take advantage of the cultural opportunities. Perhaps this comes from growing up in suburbia. Home is where you eat, sleep, read, watch television and ignore your parents. It is not where you go to the ballet and then attend a heated panel discussion about it afterwards.

– Sloane Crosley


If I go into a sandwich shop or anywhere that features ‘Today’s specials’ on a chalkboard more than 10 feet away, I have to ask for a printed menu. I smile at people I don’t know on the street and ignore those I do. When at home, I often find myself grabbing my ‘back-up’ glasses to search for the better-loved pair I have left on top of my dresser.

– Sloane Crosley



Soren Kierkegaard – 35 Quotes

 

35 Quotes by Soren Kierkegaard

 

Don’t forget to love yourself.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.

– Soren Kierkegaard


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

– Soren Kierkegaard


The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.

– Soren Kierkegaard


If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.

– Soren Kierkegaard


It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.

– Soren Kierkegaard


I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.

– Soren Kierkegaard


The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.

– Soren Kierkegaard


God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.

– Soren Kierkegaard


How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences.

– Soren Kierkegaard


The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.

– Soren Kierkegaard


There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life’s highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.

– Soren Kierkegaard


What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.

– Soren Kierkegaard


A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.

– Soren Kierkegaard


People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals. But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness for the scenes of their childhood.

– Soren Kierkegaard


The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God.

– Soren Kierkegaard



Suze Orman – 38 Quotes

 

38 Quotes by Suze Orman

 

People first, then money, then things.

– Suze Orman


The key to making money is to stay invested.

– Suze Orman


I always say, ‘People first, then money, then things.’

– Suze Orman


It’s easy to underestimate the real cost of home ownership.

– Suze Orman


Here’s my gift-giving rule: Respect your current financial situation.

– Suze Orman


In order to create lasting security you must learn to stand in your truth.

– Suze Orman


They got married, they got divorced, and half their money goes out the window.

– Suze Orman


Who would you want to be giving you advice? Somebody who doesn’t have any money?

– Suze Orman


So many financial dreams are thwarted by the failure to act upon good intentions.

– Suze Orman


Never, ever invest money that you will need prior to three to five years – minimum.

– Suze Orman


Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I’m going to turn on the lights.

– Suze Orman


Owning a home is a keystone of wealth – both financial affluence and emotional security.

– Suze Orman


A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy.

– Suze Orman


Opposites may attract, but I wouldn’t put my money on a relationship of financial opposites.

– Suze Orman


If you’re not staying on top of your money, you are putting your financial well-being at risk.

– Suze Orman


No one’s ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that’s abandoned by February.

– Suze Orman


The less money you owe, the less income you’ll need and the less you’ll have to save for tomorrow.

– Suze Orman


A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.

– Suze Orman


We women know how to take care of everybody so well. But the one person we have written out of the equation is us.

– Suze Orman


The foundation of a financial fresh start actually has nothing to do with money or specific financial dos and don’ts.

– Suze Orman


Money is such an amazing teacher: What you choose to do with your money shows whether you are truly powerful or powerless.

– Suze Orman


To make the most of your money, I recommend sticking with mutual funds that don’t charge a commission when you buy or sell.

– Suze Orman


The last thing family and friends want is for you to spend money on them that you don’t have or that you can’t really spare.

– Suze Orman


Rather than saying, ‘My checking account is a wreck,’ change it to ‘I will learn how to track my spending and balance my checkbook.’

– Suze Orman


Your goal should be to pay off your credit card bills in full at the end of each month and set aside money toward your emergency savings.

– Suze Orman


We never had it as rough as the kids have it today. Look at the price of a gallon of gas or a piece of real estate or a college education.

– Suze Orman


Those carrying a credit card balance should scale back to making the minimum payment each month so they have more money to put into savings.

– Suze Orman


In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential… it’s no different in the financial realm.

– Suze Orman


The chances of a bank going out of business are extremely slim, but it’s always a good idea to spread around major sums so every penny is backed by insurance.

– Suze Orman


If you wait until your children are high school seniors to spring it on them that there’s not a whole lot of money for school, they won’t have too many options.

– Suze Orman


Like your home’s closets, your financial clutter needs an overhaul every now and again, and the payoff will go far beyond the psychic satisfaction of neatening up.

– Suze Orman


When you’re happy you find pure joy in your life. There are no regrets in this state of happiness – and that’s a goal worth striving for in all areas of your life.

– Suze Orman


The most important loan to pay is your student loan. It’s more important than your mortgage, car and credit card payments. You cannot discharge student loan debt in the majority of cases.

– Suze Orman


I get so frustrated when people tell me it’s unrealistic to create an eight-month emergency savings fund, or have money saved for a home down payment, or pay off their $5,000 credit card balance.

– Suze Orman


You must recognize, embrace, and be honest about what is real for you today and allow that understanding to inform the choices you make. Only then will you be able to build the future of your dreams.

– Suze Orman


A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace.

– Suze Orman


Take free money. No matter how in debt you are, if your employer offers a matching contribution on a 401(k) or other retirement vehicle, you must sign up and contribute enough to get the maximum company match each year. Think of it as a bonus.

– Suze Orman


If you are worried about job security and do not have an adequate emergency fund (ideally eight months’ worth of living expenses stashed away in a federally insured bank or credit union), you need to focus more on saving money than paying down the balance on your credit cards.

– Suze Orman



Theodor Adorno – 31 Quotes

 

31 Quotes by Theodor Adorno

 

Normality is death.

– Theodor Adorno


Intelligence is a moral category.

– Theodor Adorno


Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.

– Theodor Adorno


Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.

– Theodor Adorno


No emancipation without that of society.

– Theodor Adorno


Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.

– Theodor Adorno


Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

– Theodor Adorno


Exuberant health is always, as such, sickness also.

– Theodor Adorno


The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.

– Theodor Adorno


Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.

– Theodor Adorno


The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass.

– Theodor Adorno


History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.

– Theodor Adorno


True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves.

– Theodor Adorno


Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men.

– Theodor Adorno


No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit.

– Theodor Adorno


Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.

– Theodor Adorno


Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.

– Theodor Adorno


None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace.

– Theodor Adorno


Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.

– Theodor Adorno


In the age of the individual’s liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.

– Theodor Adorno


Work while you work, play while you play – this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline.

– Theodor Adorno


Not only is the self entwined in society it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.

– Theodor Adorno


The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.

– Theodor Adorno


The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.

– Theodor Adorno


Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come.

– Theodor Adorno


Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.

– Theodor Adorno


An emancipated society, on the other hand, would not be a unitary state, but the realization of universality in the reconciliation of differences.

– Theodor Adorno


Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.

– Theodor Adorno


He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.

– Theodor Adorno


If time is money, it seems moral to save time, above all one’s own, and such parsimony is excused by consideration for others. One is straight-forward.

– Theodor Adorno


A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.

– Theodor Adorno



Thomas Sowell – 30 Quotes

 

30 Quotes by Thomas Sowell

 

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.

– Thomas Sowell


The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.

– Thomas Sowell


It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.

– Thomas Sowell


There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously.

– Thomas Sowell


Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.

– Thomas Sowell


Too much of what is called ‘education’ is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.

– Thomas Sowell


People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do.

– Thomas Sowell


Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.

– Thomas Sowell


The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.

– Thomas Sowell


The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.

– Thomas Sowell


One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring.

– Thomas Sowell


The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.

– Thomas Sowell


Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

– Thomas Sowell


The real goal should be reduced government spending, rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever rising tax rates to cover ever rising spending.

– Thomas Sowell


As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking – or lack of thinking.

– Thomas Sowell


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology accepts blacks in the top ten percent of students, but at MIT this puts them in the bottom ten percent of the class.

– Thomas Sowell


Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats.

– Thomas Sowell


One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them.

– Thomas Sowell


In liberal logic, if life is unfair then the answer is to turn more tax money over to politicians, to spend in ways that will increase their chances of getting reelected.

– Thomas Sowell


Life in general has never been even close to fair, so the pretense that the government can make it fair is a valuable and inexhaustible asset to politicians who want to expand government.

– Thomas Sowell


The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.

– Thomas Sowell


People who identify themselves as conservatives donate money to charity more often than people who identify themselves as liberals. They donate more money and a higher percentage of their incomes.

– Thomas Sowell


Wishful thinking is not idealism. It is self-indulgence at best and self-exaltation at worst. In either case, it is usually at the expense of others. In other words, it is the opposite of idealism.

– Thomas Sowell


Prices are important not because money is considered paramount but because prices are a fast and effective conveyor of information through a vast society in which fragmented knowledge must be coordinated.

– Thomas Sowell


If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.

– Thomas Sowell


What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long.

– Thomas Sowell


It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.

– Thomas Sowell


Brainy folks were also present in Lyndon Johnson’s administration, especially in the Pentagon, where Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s brilliant ‘whiz kids’ tried to micro-manage the Vietnam war, with disastrous results.

– Thomas Sowell


The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.

– Thomas Sowell


If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.

– Thomas Sowell