I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.
I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
I'm becoming more and more myself with time, I guess that's what grace is, the refinement of your soul through time.
If experience has established any one thing in this world, it has established this: that it is well for any great class and description of men in society to be able to say for itself what it wants, and not to have other classes, the so-called educated and intelligent classes, acting for it as its proctors, and supposed to understand its wants and to provide for them. A class of men may often itself not either fully understand its wants, or adequately express them; but it has a nearer interest and a more sure diligence in the matter than any of its proctors, and therefore a better chance of success.
If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.
If the captain invited me to his party, after he had whipped me earlier in the day, up on deck, I guess I'd go, but I'd try to find some excuse to leave early.
If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mister Brave Man, I guess I am a coward.
If you fail to discover/fulfill your God-given destiny. Then, God will have no other option than to use you to fulfill someone else's destiny. And guess what? He (God) might do that at your own expense (at your own detriment). Therefore, having known that. Endeavour to discover and fulfill your God-given destiny by all means. For, you've got to do just that.
Ignorant, unconscious and dishonourable part of a society want and like kings, dictators, padishahs and all sort of despots; educated, conscious and honourable part of the same society hate and refuse monarchs, tyrants, oppressors and any kind of autocrats!
In life, everything awaits in the shadows for the suitable time to come out! All waits silently in the nooks! Observe the shadows and the nooks to guess what will happen!
Inspiration often precedes uncommon motivation i.e. behind every exceptional motivation there is an inspiration. Guess what? Inspirations are ceaseless until you give over i.e. until you quit inspiring those that need them. Yes, the more you inspire others the more inspirations you will encounter. I mean, inspiring others continually is similar to the law of giving which states that, the more you give out cheerfully, the more you will receive in return.
Instead of a trap door, what about a trap window The guy looks out it, and if he leans too far, he falls out. Wait. I guess that's like a regular window.
It doesn't take a great task to be or become a great leader. But guess what? It takes a great leader to surmount a great task.
It has always been my ambition since childhood to live such a life that one day my fellow citizens would call me to membership in this popular branch of the greatest lawmaking body in the world. Out of their confidence and partiality they have done this. It is now my sole purpose here to help enact such wise and just laws that our common country will by virtue of these laws be a happier and a more prosperous country. I have always dreamed of a country which I believe this should be and will be, and that is one in which the citizenship is an educated and patriotic people, not swayed by passion and prejudice, and a country that shall know no East, no West, no North, no South, but inhabited by a people liberty loving, patriotic, happy, and prosperous, with its lawmakers having no other purpose than to write such just laws as shall in the years to come be of service to human kind yet unborn. [Applause]
It is a mass language only in the same sense that its baseball slang is born of baseball players. That is, it is a language which is being molded by writers to do delicate things and yet be within the grasp of superficially educated people. It is not a natural growth, much as its proletarian writers would like to think so. But compared with it at its best, English has reached the Alexandrian stage of formalism and decay.
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
It is so sad to hear that Nikolai Nikolaevich Vasiliev has died. We all find it hard that he’s not alive. Friends write to us, but many letters don’t reach us… We remember the old days, visiting our hospital. I guess no one goes to the graves of our injured ones now nearly everyone was taken away from Tsarskoe. Do you remember Lukyanov he was so pitiful and sweet, always playing with our bracelets like a baby. His visiting card was in my album, but unfortunately the album was left behind at Tsarskoe. Just now I’m writing in our bedroom. On the writing desk are pictures of our beloved hospital…All in all, the times we went to visit the hospital were awfully good. We often reminisce about our visits to the hospital, the evening chats on the telephone, and everything, everything….
It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.
It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow.
It's better off and more advisable to leave positive legacies behind than to leave your riches, wealth or money behind. Yes! because your riches, wealth or money can be squandered overnight by your posterity ahead i.e. your future generations ahead. But, guess what? Positive legacies like published writings/quotes/insights/books/speeches/motivations/inspirations cannot and will never be squandered by anyone. I mean, they will surely live or last perpetually/forever.
It's easy to sit there and say you'd like to have more money. And I guess that's what I like about it. It's easy. Just sitting there, rocking back and forth, wanting that money.
Life is subject to change. And as life changes, you are meant to be changing along with it. But, never ever change negatively. Rather, you are expected to change positively, intellectually, mentally, attitudinally and otherwise. Yes of course, you've got to change and keep on changing like that. Because, change as a factor is meant to be continuous/permanent/consistent. Guess what? the time for positive change is now. Yes you heard me right, if not now when? and why later?
Live to leave behind you positive legacies that will outlive you. Because surely, you will be gone someday, no matter who/what/where you are currently. Oh! Yes, no human lives forever including you. As a matter of fact, we all are here (on earth) for a while. Now, I guess that is a reasonable reason why you should strive to leave behind you positive legacies that will be speaking for you, for years/forever after your demise.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows, We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.