Quotes and aphorisms
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.
The only thing that shatters dreams is compromise.
Never ask for anything! Never for anything, and especially from those who are stronger than you. They'll make the offer themselves, and give everything themselves.
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed...
Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
May the Force be with you.
I learned one thing about eating jigsaw puzzles... An hour later, you're hungry again.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
It must have been tough on your mother, not having any children.
Eh, what's up, doc? You can't shoot a rabbit.
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
It's a beautiful day, but not as beautiful as me.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
A friend in need, is a friend indeed!
The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.
The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.
Last added quotes and aphorisms
A good man apologizes for the mistakes of the past, but a great man corrects them.
Unfortunately, if you've ever been in southern Georgia on the beaches in a lightning storm, if you're out there, you're in great, great danger, and you can be killed very, very quickly.
However, as our brave men and women continue to return from the battlefields of the War on Terror, Congress must respond by enacting policies that meet the evolving needs of the veterans community.
Well, I tried to get a record deal in 1966 or '67, and everyone thought I was too eclectic.
I just want to show off my scar proudly and not be afraid of it.
Do you know how many concerts I've done in my whole life, in more than 35 years of performing? Sixty-four.
We need role models who are going to break the mold.
While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill — little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Power always thinks that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
Famous quotes and phrases
My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be surrounded by loved ones.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
A government of laws, and not of men.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Receiving the authority of the priesthood by the laying on of hands is an important beginning, but it is not enough. Ordination confers authority, but righteousness is required to act with power as we strive to lift souls, to teach and testify, to bless and counsel, and to advance the work of salvation.
Testimony is the beginning of and a prerequisite to continuing conversion. Testimony is a point of departure; it is not an ultimate destination. Strong testimony is the foundation upon which conversion is established. Testimony alone is not and will not be enough to protect us in the latter-day storm of darkness and evil in which we are living.
We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.
The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?
Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache.
The usual complaint is, 'I have no other way of earning a living'. The harsh reply can be, 'Do you have to live?'
We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle and where all, if followed long enough, will therefore draw gradually nearer and finally meet at the centre: rather in a world where every road, after a few miles, forks into two, and each of those into two again, and at each fork, you must make a decision.
A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers.
The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
For my part, I desire to see the time when education — and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry — shall become much more general than at present, and should be gratified to have it in my power to contribute something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate the happy period.
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.
One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down'.
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.
Let no American imagine that Zionism is inconsistent with patriotism. Multiple loyalties are objectionable only if they are inconsistent.
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
I dive as much as I can.
Fascinations breeds preparedness, and preparedness, survival.
In terms of immigration, we're seeing a lot of Democrats and Republicans use the really elastic term, 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform', and they don't totally understand what that means. For us in El Paso, it's part of a larger discussion about the nature of the border.
I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up or take a knee for your rights — anytime, anywhere, anyplace.
That's the primary mission of ours: to protect the border, enhance the border, and capitalize on what the border has to offer. It's the source of jobs, source of positive immigration stories.