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Pauline Kael

Genre movies are often just what we want and all we want.

Author 192126

Never forget how swiftly this life will be over, like a flash of summer lightning or the wave of a hand. Now that you have the opportunity to practice dharma, do not waste a single moment on anything else.

Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

If every church in America adopted a family, it would solve the problem of how to house and help so many evacuees,

Kilroy J. Oldster

Life goes on without regard to our whims. What we make of life is what counts, how we address the challenges in our lives determines our respective levels of personal accomplishment and happiness.

Shashi Tharoor

In the modern globalizing world, information sows the seeds of prosperity, and those who are without access to information are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to building a better future for themselves and for their children.

Polish Proverbs

There's no traffic jam on the extra mile.

Gary Ryan Blair

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it!

Thorstein Veblen, fully Thorstein Bunde Veblen, born Torsten Bunde Veblen

The farther the community, especially the wealthy classes of the community, develop in wealth and mobility and in the range of their human contact, the more imperatively will the law of conspicuous waste assert itself in matters of dress, the more will the sense of beauty tend to fall into abeyance or be overborne by the canon of pecuniary reputability, the more rapidly will fashions shift and change, and the more grotesque and intolerable will be the varying styles that successively come into vogue.

Mark Twain, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Forgiveness is the fragrance that a violet sprays on the heel that has crushed it.

George Orwell, pen name of Eric Arthur Blair

History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, fully Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky or Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski

Alexey Fyodorovitch Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us owing to his gloomy and tragic death, which happened thirteen years ago, and which I shall describe in its proper place. For the present I will only say that this landowner- for so we used to call him, although he hardly spent a day of his life on his own estate- was a strange type, yet one pretty frequently to be met with, a type abject and vicious and at the same time senseless. But he was one of those senseless persons who are very well capable of looking after their worldly affairs, and, apparently, after nothing else. Fyodor Pavlovitch, for instance, began with next to nothing; his estate was of the smallest; he ran to dine at other men's tables, and fastened on them as a toady, yet at his death it appeared that he had a hundred thousand roubles in hard cash. At the same time, he was all his life one of the most senseless, fantastical fellows in the whole district. I repeat, it was not stupidity- the majority of these fantastical fellows are shrewd and intelligent enough- but just senselessness, and a peculiar national form of it.

Margaret Atwood, fully Margaret Eleanor Atwood

She was an infallible prophetess, and these powers came from her ability to look into the patterns of the universe.

Robert H. Jackson, fully Robert Houghwout Jackson

The duty to disclose knowledge of crime rests upon all citizens.

Isaac Newton, fully Sir Isaac Newton

The system of revealed truth which this Book contains is like that of the universe, concealed from common observation yet...the centuries have established its Divine origin.

William Faulkner, fully William Cuthbert Faulkner

The fluid cradle of events (time).

Morihei Ueshiba

The Principle of Adjusting Mind and Body. The appearance of an "enemy" should be thought of as an opportunity to test the sincerity of one's mental and physical training, to see if one is actually responding according to the divine will. When facing the realm of life and death in the form of an enemy's sword, one must be firmly settled in mind and body, and not at all intimidated; without providing your opponent the slightest opening, control his mind in a flash and move where you will?straight, diagonally, or in any other appropriate direction. Enter deeply, mentally as well as physically, transform your entire body into a true sword, and vanquish your foe. This is yamato-damashei, the principle behind the divine sword that manifests the soul of our nation.

James Thomas Fields

Instead of trying so hard, as some of us do, to be happy, as if that were the sole purpose of life, I would, if I were a boy again, try still harder to deserve happiness.

Elihu Root

The old system of exploitation of colonies and the monopolization of their trade for the benefit of the mother country has practically disappeared.

William Shakespeare

It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Romeo and Juliet, Act ii, Scene 2

Mark Twain, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one's head.

Robert Kiyosaki, fully Robert Toru Kiyosaki

Good entrepreneurs are community builders, actively involved with their communities and dedicated to the community's well-being. If you're dedicated to your community, it will be dedicated to you.

Philip Rosedale

The thing that was always striking to me was that we as people could have so many really amazing ideas about things we'd like to do, but are so often unable, in the real world, to actually do those things.

Murray Rothbard, fully Murray Newton Rothbard

This process, this method necessary to man?s survival and prosperity upon the earth, has often been derided as unduly or exclusively materialistic. But it should be clear that what has happened in this activity proper to man?s nature is a fusion of spirit and matter; man?s mind, using the ideas it has learned, directs his energy in transforming and reshaping matter into ways to sustain and advance his wants and his life. Behind every produced good, behind every man-made transformation of natural resources, is an idea directing the effort, a manifestation of man?s spirit.

Milarepa, fully Jetsun Milarepa

To deceive confiding friends is filled with shame and meanness.

Dalai Lama, born Tenzin Gyatso

When receiving the teachings, it is important to have the correct attitude. It is not practicing the Dharma properly to listen with the intention of gaining material advantage or reputation. Neither should our goal be higher rebirth in the next life, nor should we be wishing only for our own liberation from samsara. These are all attitudes we should reject. Instead, let us listen to the teachings with the determined wish to attain the state of omniscience for the sake of all beings.