All great change in America begins at the dinner table.ronald reagan
Children must be free to think in all directions irrespective of the peculiar ideas of parents who often seal their children's minds with preconceived prejudices and false concepts of past generations. Unless we are very careful, very careful indeed, and very conscientious, there is still great danger that our children may turn out to be the same kind of people we are.brock chisholm
To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers.Adam Smith
All great achievements require time.maya angelou
It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed? great necessities call out great virtues.Abigail Adams
London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.SirArthur Conan Doyle
All great poetry gives the illusion of a view of life.1927 'Shakespeare and the Stoicism of Seneca'.
Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till earth and sky stand presently at God's great Judgement seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand facetoface, tho'theycome from the ends of the earth.1889 'The Ballad of East and West'.
I know we can't have a great architecture while it is only for the landlord.Frank Lloyd Wright
I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and, like the grave, cries, “Give, give!” The great fish swallow up the small; and he who is most strenuous for the rights of the people, when vested with power, is as eager after the prerogatives of government. You tell me of degrees of perfection to which human nature is capable of arriving, and I believe it, but at the same time lament that our admiration should arise from the scarcity of the instances.Abigail Adams
There live a great man named Joe. Who was belittled by a loudmouth foe. While his rival would taunt and tease, Joe silently bore the stings. And then fought like gladiator in the ring.muhammad ali
Beauty is that quality which, next to money, is generally the most attractive to the worst kinds of men; and, therefore, it is likely to entail a great deal of trouble on the possessor."anne brontë
Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead, and to tend downwards with great weight and pressure towards hell; and if God should let you go, you would immediately sink and switfly descend and plunge into the bottomless gulf, and your healthy constitution, and your own care and prudence, and best contrivance, and all your righteousness, would have no more influence to uphold you and keep you out of hell, than a spider's web would have to stop a fallen rock.jonathan edwards
I’m the type of person that likes to dream big, and I’ve often found that every great journey begins with a dreamjoseph pisani
The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, And heavily in clouds brings on the day, The great, the important day, big with the fate Of Cato, and of Rome.joseph addison
Often, very often, I am alone. My studio in Amsterdam, (Beckmann lived in the center of Amsterdam during World War 2.) an enormous old tobacco storeroom is again filled in my imagination with figures from the old days and from the new, like an ocean moved by storm and sun and always present in my thoughts. Then shapes become beings and seem comprehensible to me in the great void and uncertainty of the space which I call god.max beckmann
The US, for historical reasons, mistrusts the concept of a welfare state, and this mistrust shows itself nakedly under present US government, which commits uncounted billions of the national wealth to what it calls defence, and is close-fisted in giving money to plans which would ameliorate the grinding poverty of a great part of its people. Quite simply, in Canada you could not get away with that.Robertson Davies
We disagreed with Zinoviev and Kamenev because we knew that the policy of amputation was fraught with great dangers for the Party, that the method of amputation, the method of blood-letting and they demanded blood was dangerous, infectious: today you amputate one limb, tomorrow another, the day after tomorrow a third what will we have left in the Party?joseph stalin
Churchill , he is a great man. He is, of course, our enemy and has always been the enemy of Communism, but he is an enemy one must respect, an enemy one likes to have.josip broz tito
Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky , the great ocean , and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts . Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment .Morihei Ueshiba, in O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba Biography
"The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes."Stanley Kubrick
The Ganges front is the supreme showplace of Banares. Its tall bluffs are solidly caked from water to summit, along a stretch of three miles, with a splendid jumble of massive and picturesque masonry, a bewildering and beautiful confusion of stone platforms , temples , stair flights, rich and stately palaces...soaring stairways, sculptured temples, majestic palaces, softening away into the distances; and there is movement, motion, human life everywhere, and brilliantly costumed - streaming in rainbows up and down the lofty stairways, and massed in metaphorical gardens on the mile of great platforms at the river's edge.Mark Twain, in Archive for poetry (Quotes)
Many a time, from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.Terence, Eunuchus, Act V, scene 2, 34, line 873.
A great statesman is he who knows when to depart from traditions, as well as when to adhere to them.john stuart mill
It seems that it is impossible to live without discovering the purpose of your life. And the first thing which a person should do is to understand the meaning of life. But the majority of people who consider themselves to be educated are proud that they have reached such great height that they cease to care about the meaning of existence.Leo Tolstoy (1903-10) A Calendar of Wisdom, April 30.
The delight of the Torah is ignited by an inner awareness. A man begins to sense the great tapestry of each letter and point. Every concept and content, every notion and idea, of every spiritual movement, of every vibration, intellectual and emotional, from the immediate and general to the distant and detailed, from matters lofty, spiritual, and ethical according to their outward profile, to matters practical, obligatory, seemingly frightening, and forceful, and at the same time complex and full of content and great mental exertion all together become known by a supernal holy awareness.XXVIII : The Inner Light of Torah in the Land of Israel, as translated by Rabbi Bezalel Naor, p. 208.
Luke: I'm looking for a great warrior. Yoda: great warrior. [Laughs] Wars not make one great.George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, and Lawrence Kasdan, The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
In the face of the sun are great thunderbolts hurled, And the storm - clouds have shut out its light ; But a Rainbow of Promise now shines on the world , And the universe thrills at the sight .Ella Wheeler Wilcox, in The Rainbow of Promise"
great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bands divide.john dryden
great men are not always wise.Job, XXXII. 9. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)