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George MacDonald – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by George MacDonald

 

Age is not all decay it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.

– George MacDonald


Attitudes are more important than facts.

– George MacDonald


It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.

– George MacDonald


It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity.

– George MacDonald


Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it.

– George MacDonald


How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.

– George MacDonald


The principle part of faith is patience.

– George MacDonald


Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.

– George MacDonald


If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

– George MacDonald


The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.

– George MacDonald


To have what we want is riches but to be able to do without is power.

– George MacDonald


When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.

– George MacDonald


Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.

– George MacDonald


To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.

– George MacDonald


The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.

– George MacDonald



George Jean Nathan – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by George Jean Nathan

 

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.

– George Jean Nathan


Criticism is the art of appraising others at one’s own value.

– George Jean Nathan


Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen.

– George Jean Nathan


Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.

– George Jean Nathan


To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.

– George Jean Nathan


Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.

– George Jean Nathan


Love demands infinitely less than friendship.

– George Jean Nathan


Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.

– George Jean Nathan


Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor.

– George Jean Nathan


A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.

– George Jean Nathan


Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.

– George Jean Nathan


I know many married men, I even know a few happily married men, but I don’t know one who wouldn’t fall down the first open coal hole running after the first pretty girl who gave him a wink.

– George Jean Nathan


Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

– George Jean Nathan


Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.

– George Jean Nathan


It is only the cynicism that is born of success that is penetrating and valid.

– George Jean Nathan



Gerald R. Ford – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Gerald R. Ford

 

I would hope that understanding and reconciliation are not limited to the 19th hole alone.

– Gerald R. Ford


History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.

– Gerald R. Ford


I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.

– Gerald R. Ford


There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things.

– Gerald R. Ford


All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak, and not always with my advance approval, and I expect that to continue in the future.

– Gerald R. Ford


My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.

– Gerald R. Ford


A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

– Gerald R. Ford


Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.

– Gerald R. Ford


Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.

– Gerald R. Ford


Truth is the glue that holds government together.

– Gerald R. Ford


I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.

– Gerald R. Ford


I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.

– Gerald R. Ford


I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio.

– Gerald R. Ford


It’s the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It’s a quality to be proud of. But it’s a quality that many people seem to have neglected.

– Gerald R. Ford


Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.

– Gerald R. Ford



Haile Gebrselassie – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Haile Gebrselassie

 

Age for me is just a number.

– Haile Gebrselassie


I find the business world hard.

– Haile Gebrselassie


I’m lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife.

– Haile Gebrselassie


You must do as your people do. If my people are poor, I must be poor. People ask me, ‘Why don’t you find a personal coach or a private car?’ I can’t. Then I won’t be part of my people.

– Haile Gebrselassie


I have to change a lot of things before I become a good marathon runner.

– Haile Gebrselassie


I feel a social responsibility. We need to open people’s eyes. There is a lack of education in Ethiopia.

– Haile Gebrselassie


I wanted to experience New York, to look up and see buildings.

– Haile Gebrselassie


The more you are getting older, you lose a little something. Of course there is another advantage, because of your long experience you can use it.

– Haile Gebrselassie


I wanted to be famous. I wanted people to talk about me.

– Haile Gebrselassie


I will always listen to my coaches. But first I listen to my body. If what they tell me suits my body, great. If my body doesn’t feel good with what they say, then always my body comes first.

– Haile Gebrselassie


I want to go down in history.

– Haile Gebrselassie


This is what I wanted. They tell me that London is the best field in history. I wanted to be part of that. Because everyone will be there it will be a wonderful challenge for me. You can see the best runners, how they look, how they run. For me to beat the best is what counts.

– Haile Gebrselassie


What can you do if a part of it is uphill? You can’t work out another route. You’ve just got to run the one they give you. But they tell me London is a nice course. Even the cobbles, I hope, are not very much of a problem for me.

– Haile Gebrselassie


That is not enough. Sport has been great for me, a great learning place that if you want to achieve you can, even if you are from the poorest part of Africa.

– Haile Gebrselassie


When I wake up at 5 in the morning is it just to jog? Definitely not, I give it all of my efforts.

– Haile Gebrselassie



Hermann Hesse – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Hermann Hesse

 

As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.

– Hermann Hesse


People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

– Hermann Hesse


The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.

– Hermann Hesse


To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.

– Hermann Hesse


I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

– Hermann Hesse


Happiness is a how not a what. A talent, not an object.

– Hermann Hesse


To be able to throw one’s self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman’s smile – that is happiness.

– Hermann Hesse


Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

– Hermann Hesse


One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.

– Hermann Hesse


Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

– Hermann Hesse


There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge – that is everywhere.

– Hermann Hesse


What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature are shot down wholesale.

– Hermann Hesse


It is not our purpose to become each other it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.

– Hermann Hesse


Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go.

– Hermann Hesse


The truth is lived, not taught.

– Hermann Hesse



Harold S. Geneen – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Harold S. Geneen

 

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

– Harold S. Geneen


The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.

– Harold S. Geneen


I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises – but only performance is reality.

– Harold S. Geneen


In business, words are words explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.

– Harold S. Geneen


In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first the cash will come later.

– Harold S. Geneen


It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.

– Harold S. Geneen


It’s better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one.

– Harold S. Geneen


The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism it’s egotism.

– Harold S. Geneen


You cannot run a business, or anything else, on a theory.

– Harold S. Geneen


You can’t run a business or anything else on a theory.

– Harold S. Geneen


The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.

– Harold S. Geneen


Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.

– Harold S. Geneen


Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.

– Harold S. Geneen


It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.

– Harold S. Geneen


Management must manage!

– Harold S. Geneen


Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.

– Harold S. Geneen



Henry James – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Henry James

 

I think I don’t regret a single ‘excess’ of my responsive youth – I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace.

– Henry James


People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it up to a certain point and leave it there. You can let your conscience alone if you’re nice to the second housemaid.

– Henry James


It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance… and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

– Henry James


We work in the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.

– Henry James


In art economy is always beauty.

– Henry James


Life is a predicament which precedes death.

– Henry James


Deep experience is never peaceful.

– Henry James


Experience is never limited, and it is never complete it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.

– Henry James


It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.

– Henry James


It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.

– Henry James


The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master.

– Henry James


Money’s a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.

– Henry James


I adore adverbs they are the only qualifications I really much respect.

– Henry James


The only success worth one’s powder was success in the line of one’s idiosyncrasy… what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be?

– Henry James


Ideas are, in truth, force.

– Henry James


A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.

– Henry James



Hugh Laurie – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Hugh Laurie

 

Seems to me that this business, for actors anyway, is not so much about whether or not you do good work. It’s about whether or not you get the chance to do good work.

– Hugh Laurie


My dad gave me my first bike at 16. I soon fell off and was in a wheelchair for weeks. I haven’t fallen since.

– Hugh Laurie


I hate menus, I hate choosing food. I just want to be brought. Bring me dinner!

– Hugh Laurie


As a real person, he wouldn’t last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we’ve moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House’s friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don’t always like morally good people, do we?

– Hugh Laurie


I admit I can’t shake the idea that there is virtue in suffering, that there is a sort of psychic economy, whereby if you embrace success, happiness and comfort, these things have to be paid for.

– Hugh Laurie


I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things.

– Hugh Laurie


I never was someone who was at ease with happiness.

– Hugh Laurie


People will survive, and they will find happiness. Happiness only comes when you’re not looking for it.

– Hugh Laurie


I just read an 800-page history of the Scottish Enlightenment and, honestly, I may as well just start it again now, because I cannot remember a single thing. I can barely remember where Scotland is.

– Hugh Laurie


I feel like I’m working on an oil rig right now. I’m away from home a lot.

– Hugh Laurie


One of the principal goals in my life has been to avoid embarrassing my children by doing the job I do. I hope I’ve managed to do that, and I hope that, with the job I’m in now, they are, if not proud, at least unembarrassed by it. I must say, my three are most agreeable children, who do nothing but delight me.

– Hugh Laurie


You hope that your teenage self would like and forgive your 50-year-old self.

– Hugh Laurie


Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly. Being House is like flying, too. You’re free of the gravity of what people think.

– Hugh Laurie


I don’t have a single complete show or movie or anything else that I could look at and say, ‘Nailed that one.’ But endless dissatisfaction is, I suppose, what gets us out of bed in the morning.

– Hugh Laurie


I feel like a hostage to fortune. Not that I am complaining. I wanted to play the role. But in truth I didn’t think the show would be such a success. OK, I thought it would fail. Not because it was bad. I was confident it was good, but plenty of good things just sort of wither on the vine.

– Hugh Laurie


Some people are drawn naturally – there are natural guitarists, and there are natural piano players, and I think guitar implies travel, a sort of footloose gypsy existence. You grab your bag and you go to the next town.

– Hugh Laurie



Herman Melville – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Herman Melville

 

Old age is always wakeful as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.

– Herman Melville


Art is the objectification of feeling.

– Herman Melville


To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

– Herman Melville


Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.

– Herman Melville


Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.

– Herman Melville


There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.

– Herman Melville


Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.

– Herman Melville


We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.

– Herman Melville


Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?

– Herman Melville


At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.

– Herman Melville


A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.

– Herman Melville


Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, – for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it – not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.

– Herman Melville


In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.

– Herman Melville


Truth is in things, and not in words.

– Herman Melville


Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister.

– Herman Melville


Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.

– Herman Melville



Henry Van Dyke – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Henry Van Dyke

 

Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.

– Henry Van Dyke


It is with rivers as it is with people: the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with.

– Henry Van Dyke


Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest.

– Henry Van Dyke


Use what talents you possess the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

– Henry Van Dyke


Genius is talent set on fire by courage.

– Henry Van Dyke


Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.

– Henry Van Dyke


What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.

– Henry Van Dyke


A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.

– Henry Van Dyke


Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

– Henry Van Dyke


There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart – never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening.

– Henry Van Dyke


The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.

– Henry Van Dyke


Happiness is inward, and not outward and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.

– Henry Van Dyke


To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us and surely it is a good haven to sail for.

– Henry Van Dyke


Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.

– Henry Van Dyke


Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

– Henry Van Dyke


Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.

– Henry Van Dyke



Gail Simmons – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Gail Simmons

 

In America, Blackberry Farm in Tennessee is one of the most amazing hotels I’ve had the privilege of staying at.

– Gail Simmons


It’s better to get the nutrients for healthy skin from food, not supplements. Salmon, walnuts, blueberries, spinach… lots of my favorite foods happen to be amazing for skin too.

– Gail Simmons


I cannot go to Montreal without going to Beauty’s, my favorite place for breakfast, where I have the Mish-Mash omelet with hot dogs, salami, eggs, green peppers, and onions, and the best banana bread in the world. It’s legendary!

– Gail Simmons


I had decided I wanted to write about food, and I knew the only way to do that is to speak with authority, which meant learning the language and knowing what that experience is like.

– Gail Simmons


Find combinations of flavors you love and buy the best quality ingredients you can afford. Your food is only going to be as good as the sum of its parts, like anything else.

– Gail Simmons


I’m tempted by everything. My husband makes fun of me because every day it’s a new food that I love. I have a weakness for butterscotch pudding, ice cream in any flavor and dark chocolate, although that’s one thing I do keep in my house – 70% dark chocolate.

– Gail Simmons


Like baseball, food will never go out of style we will always need to eat and we will always find it entertaining. I think of food TV this way – all the fun and none of the calories.

– Gail Simmons


Patience is the secret to good food.

– Gail Simmons


The less you do to beautiful food, the better it’s going to taste. You don’t need to mess with it all the time.

– Gail Simmons


There are days when I literally have to eat 17 plates of food – it’s intense. It’s about moderation. You just need a few bites to get the gist of a dish.

– Gail Simmons


There’s not a single chef I know of that does not think about the politics of the food they’re serving.

– Gail Simmons


I have a mantra in my head that there will always be another meal. I can put my fork down, knowing there will be good things in my future!

– Gail Simmons


I never really drank coffee in college, but now I’m on my feet all day and out all night and can’t believe it hasn’t always been in my life. When morning comes I crave it.

– Gail Simmons


Patience was not something that came naturally to me, but in cooking it is the quintessential skill.

– Gail Simmons


You know, I lose patience really easily I’d rather shop in the grocery store than in the department store. I can pick an apple like nobody’s business.

– Gail Simmons


I also have a soft spot for spicy chicken wings. They are always best eaten at dives and sports bars, like Wogie’s in the West Village, New York City, near my house.

– Gail Simmons


Because I travel so much, I bring my workout clothes and shoes wherever I go. That way I can always do some exercise.

– Gail Simmons



Gwyneth Paltrow – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Gwyneth Paltrow

 

I spend a good portion of my dinner-party conversation defending America because no matter what the political agenda, it’s still a fantastic, amazing place.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


I’ve had a very interesting career. I get to do amazing things and work with amazing people and travel and learn languages – things most people don’t get the opportunity to do.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


Beauty fades! I just turned 29, so I probably don’t have that many good years left in me.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


Beauty, to me is about being comfortable in your own skin.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


I really like where Tony Robbins says that we’re all hypnotized to see beauty this one specific way, and it’s true.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it’s our business.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


My dad always said he couldn’t remember a time when I did not want to act.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn’t seem to add up to very much.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


I wouldn’t say I’m a very original thinker, but if I have a good experience with something, I’ll want to take it further or adapt it in some way.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


I love film. After a yummy meal for the whole family and some truly great friends, we often go out to see something beautiful and unique.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


What I’ve learned is I want to enjoy my life, and food is a big part of it.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


I love being. There’s so much wisdom in it. You wake up in the morning and you think, Hey, isn’t it great just being?

– Gwyneth Paltrow


I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


Even actresses that you really admire, like Reese Witherspoon, you think, ‘Another romantic comedy?’ You see her in something like ‘Walk the Line’ and think, ‘God, you’re so great!’ And then you think, ‘Why is she doing these stupid romantic comedies?’ But of course, it’s for money and status.

– Gwyneth Paltrow


I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it’s not about the ring and it’s not about the wedding. It’s a grave thing, getting married. And it’s easy to get swept up in the wrong things.

– Gwyneth Paltrow



Herodotus – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Herodotus

 

It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.

– Herodotus


He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.

– Herodotus


Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.

– Herodotus


Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.

– Herodotus


Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.

– Herodotus


It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.

– Herodotus


Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.

– Herodotus


But I like not these great success of yours for I know how jealous are the gods.

– Herodotus


Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.

– Herodotus


The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.

– Herodotus


All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing.

– Herodotus


Circumstances rule men men do not rule circumstances.

– Herodotus


I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.

– Herodotus


Men trust their ears less than their eyes.

– Herodotus


Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.

– Herodotus


In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.

– Herodotus


The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.

– Herodotus


When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers.

– Herodotus



Herman Cain – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Herman Cain

 

In order to fix Social Security, we must restructure it so that we continue to provide for our Nation’s seniors that are approaching retirement age, but allow for younger taxpayers to invest a portion of their Social Security taxes in private accounts.

– Herman Cain


I don’t have more money. I won’t have more money than any of the candidates, even the Republican candidates. We know that already. But we are building this campaign team like I would build a business. And that is, we are building it so far with no debt.

– Herman Cain


My approach to cutting spending as president, is to do a ten percent across the board cut of all federal agencies, and then ask each of my new agency heads to find another ten percent by drilling down. That’s what you do in business to come up with approximately 20 percent cuts for the first fiscal year budget.

– Herman Cain


The 9-9-9 plan would resuscitate this economy because it replaces the outdated tax code that allows politicians to pick winners and losers, and to provide favors in the form of tax breaks, special exemptions and loopholes. It simplifies the code dramatically: 9% business flat tax, 9% personal flat tax, 9% sales tax.

– Herman Cain


Whether you were talking about Pillsbury, Burger King, Godfather’s, the National Restaurant Association, in each one of those situations, I had a daunting problem that I had to solve. And I used the same business principles to approach the problem and, more importantly, solve the problem in every one of the situations.

– Herman Cain


I ran for president in order to be able to try to change Washington D.C. from the inside. Our federal government is broken.

– Herman Cain


It’s time to get real, folks. Hope and change ain’t working. Hope and change is not a solution. Hope and change is not a job.

– Herman Cain


I am suspending my presidential campaign, because of the continued distractions, the continued hurt caused on me and my family, not because we are not fighters. Not because I’m not a fighter.

– Herman Cain


If I had been under ObamaCare, and a beaurocrat had been trying to tell me when I could get that CT scan, that would have delayed my treatment. I was able to get the treatment as fast as I could based upon my timetable, and not the government’s timetable. That’s what saved my life.

– Herman Cain


The Democrats co-opted the credit for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But if you go back and look at the history, a larger percentage of Republicans voted for that than did Democrats. But a Democrat president signed it, so they co-opted credit for having passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

– Herman Cain


One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker – an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That’s what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.

– Herman Cain


The one thing that the President can do is to establish a real energy independence plan. We have all the recources we need right here in this country to establish energy independence if we had the leadership.

– Herman Cain


Spending time at the Federal Reserve was a good learning opportunity for me. It helped me to understand economic philosophies and polices that I had not previously known about.

– Herman Cain


I do not believe abortion should be legal.

– Herman Cain


I believe in traditional marriage and I believe in the Defense of Marriage Act.

– Herman Cain


I challenge anybody to say that I wouldn’t know how to approach foreign policy because, unlike some of the other people, I at least have a foreign policy philosophy, which is an extension of the Reagan philosophy. Peace through strength, and my philosophy is peace through strength and clarity.

– Herman Cain


I honestly believe that there’s an element in this country, in our politics, that does not want to see a businessman succeed at getting the nomination for the Republican party, and does not want me to succeed at becoming President of the United States of America.

– Herman Cain


Republicans have been losing the war of words for years now. Now they are just caving because they don’t even want to try. I don’t agree with that approach.

– Herman Cain



Golda Meir – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Golda Meir

 

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.

– Golda Meir


I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.

– Golda Meir


The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.

– Golda Meir


Being seventy is not a sin.

– Golda Meir


To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.

– Golda Meir


Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.

– Golda Meir


We don’t thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient.

– Golda Meir


The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world – no ideals.

– Golda Meir


Don’t be humble… you’re not that great.

– Golda Meir


Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

– Golda Meir


Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.

– Golda Meir


The dog that trots about finds a bone.

– Golda Meir


I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.

– Golda Meir


I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.

– Golda Meir


I don’t know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there’s a good English phrase for it – cold war.

– Golda Meir


We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon – no alternative.

– Golda Meir


Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.

– Golda Meir


Women’s liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.

– Golda Meir



Henry A. Wallace – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Henry A. Wallace

 

It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship.

– Henry A. Wallace


A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end.

– Henry A. Wallace


This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.

– Henry A. Wallace


Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.

– Henry A. Wallace


If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people.

– Henry A. Wallace


We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.

– Henry A. Wallace


Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort. They are doing this even in those cases where they hope to have profitable connections with German chemical firms after the war ends.

– Henry A. Wallace


A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.

– Henry A. Wallace


If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.

– Henry A. Wallace


There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.

– Henry A. Wallace


They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.

– Henry A. Wallace


The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.

– Henry A. Wallace


Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.

– Henry A. Wallace


What we must understand is that the industries, processes, and inventions created by modern science can be used either to subjugate or liberate. The choice is up to us.

– Henry A. Wallace


If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and ‘with malice toward none and charity for all’ go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail.

– Henry A. Wallace


The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.

– Henry A. Wallace


Fascism is a worldwide disease. Its greatest threat to the United States will come after the war, either via Latin America or within the United States itself.

– Henry A. Wallace


Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions, we may expect the fascists to increase in power after the war both in the United States and in the world.

– Henry A. Wallace



Graham Greene – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Graham Greene

 

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.

– Graham Greene


People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person’s habitual misery.

– Graham Greene


Failure too is a form of death.

– Graham Greene


We are all of us resigned to death: it’s life we aren’t resigned to.

– Graham Greene


Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.

– Graham Greene


If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?

– Graham Greene


Writing is a form of therapy sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.

– Graham Greene


Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.

– Graham Greene


There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.

– Graham Greene


No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another’s happiness.

– Graham Greene


Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.

– Graham Greene


In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!

– Graham Greene


In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.

– Graham Greene


Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.

– Graham Greene


It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

– Graham Greene


A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.

– Graham Greene


The truth has never been of any real value to any human being – it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.

– Graham Greene


Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.

– Graham Greene



Giacomo Casanova – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Giacomo Casanova

 

The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months.

– Giacomo Casanova


It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.

– Giacomo Casanova


I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.

– Giacomo Casanova


Should I perchance still feel after my death, I would no longer have any doubt, but I would most certainly give the lie to anyone asserting before me that I was dead.

– Giacomo Casanova


Heart and head are the constituent parts of character temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved.

– Giacomo Casanova


For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher, I never would have any, for I know not what it may be: as a Christian, on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion, and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent.

– Giacomo Casanova


I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent.

– Giacomo Casanova


I learned very early that our health is always impaired by some excess either of food or abstinence, and I never had any physician except myself.

– Giacomo Casanova


I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.

– Giacomo Casanova


I have met with some of them – very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools.

– Giacomo Casanova


I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.

– Giacomo Casanova


Marriage is the tomb of love.

– Giacomo Casanova


As to the deceit perpetrated upon women, let it pass, for, when love is in the way, men and women as a general rule dupe each other.

– Giacomo Casanova


The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with.

– Giacomo Casanova


In the mean time I worship God, laying every wrong action under an interdict which I endeavour to respect, and I loathe the wicked without doing them any injury.

– Giacomo Casanova


My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good.

– Giacomo Casanova


By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly, I renew them, I enjoy them a second time, while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past, and which I no longer feel.

– Giacomo Casanova


I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.

– Giacomo Casanova



Herbert Read – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Herbert Read

 

The characteristic political attitude of today is not one of positive belief, but of despair.

– Herbert Read


To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values – above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism.

– Herbert Read


Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience – by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance and scope of human existence.

– Herbert Read


The slave may be happy, but happiness is not enough.

– Herbert Read


The assumption is that the right kind of society is an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being, but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions, instincts and passions, intelligence and reason.

– Herbert Read


I am not going to claim that modern anarchism has any direct relation to Roman jurisprudence but I do claim that it has its basis in the laws of nature rather than in the state of nature.

– Herbert Read


The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals – its philosophers, its poets and its artists.

– Herbert Read


I call religion a natural authority, but it has usually been conceived as a supernatural authority.

– Herbert Read


It is already clear, after twenty years of socialism in Russia, that if you do not provide your society with a new religion, it will gradually revert to the old one.

– Herbert Read


We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist civilization a new religion will emerge, just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization.

– Herbert Read


I can imagine no society which does not embody some method of arbitration.

– Herbert Read


It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved.

– Herbert Read


Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.

– Herbert Read


The farther a society progresses, the more clearly the individual becomes the antithesis of the group.

– Herbert Read


The point I am making is that in the more primitive forms of society the individual is merely a unit in more developed forms of society he is an independent personality.

– Herbert Read


These groups within a society can he distinguished according as to whether, like an army or an orchestra, they function as a single body or whether they are united merely to defend their common interests and otherwise function as separate individuals.

– Herbert Read


What I do deny is that you can build any enduring society without some such mystical ethos.

– Herbert Read


My own early experiences in war led me to suspect the value of discipline, even in that sphere where it is so often regarded as the first essential for success.

– Herbert Read



Gore Vidal – 19 Quotes

 

19 Quotes by Gore Vidal

 

As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days.

– Gore Vidal


It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true.

– Gore Vidal


Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age.

– Gore Vidal


In writing and politicking, it’s best not to think about it, just do it.

– Gore Vidal


Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith.

– Gore Vidal


The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.

– Gore Vidal


A good deed never goes unpunished.

– Gore Vidal


The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.

– Gore Vidal


Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.

– Gore Vidal


In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you’re a great writer, you must say that you are.

– Gore Vidal


Fifty percent of people won’t vote, and fifty percent don’t read newspapers. I hope it’s the same fifty percent.

– Gore Vidal


We must declare ourselves, become known allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.

– Gore Vidal


The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes.

– Gore Vidal


Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

– Gore Vidal


Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

– Gore Vidal


That is sad until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers.

– Gore Vidal


As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

– Gore Vidal


By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he’s been bought ten times over.

– Gore Vidal


The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all.

– Gore Vidal