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Ted Sorensen, fully Theodore Chalkin "Ted" Sorensen

We remain essentially a nation under siege.

Ludwig van Beethoven

The daily grind exhausts me.

Scottish Proverbs

Better learn frae yer neebor's skaith than frae yer ain.

Fidel Castro, fully Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

No government can sell its nation on the backs of its people.

Michel de Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness.

Miguel de Cervantes, fully Miguel de Cervantes Saaversa

An honest man's word is as good as his bond.

Shereen El Feki

Fulla is the Arab world's answer to Barbie. Now, according to proponents of the clash of civilizations, Barbie and Fulla occupy these completely separate spheres. They have different interests. They have divergent values. And should they ever come in contact... well, I've got to tell you, it's just not going to be pretty.

William Shakespeare

O teach me how I should forget to think.

Francis Thomas "Fay" Vincent, Jr.

I can't be optimistic. I can be hopeful.

Wole Soyinka, fully Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Babatunde Soyinka

All religions accept that there is something called 'criminality.' And criminality cannot be excused by religious fervor.

Sathya Sai Baba, fully Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Be steady, have faith, and reach the Goal safe.

Russian Proverbs

Even honor is not an honor, if there is nothing to eat.

Learned Hand, fully Billings Learned Hand

But he knew it was a judge's duty to decide, not to debate, and the loser who asked him to reopen a decision once made found a cold welcome.

Vincent van Gogh, fully Vincent Willem van Gogh

When I see how several painters I know here are struggling with their watercolors and paintings so that they can't see a solution anymore, I sometimes think: Friend, the fault is in your drawing. I don't regret for a moment that I did not go in for watercolor and oil painting straight away. I am sure I will catch up if only I struggle on, so that my hand does not waver in drawing and perspective.

LZ Granderson

Personal style isn't simply an exercise in parroting but rather an exhibition for our own stories - from the gait of our walk to the rhythm of our speech to the manner in which the necktie falls from the knot.

Swahili Proverbs

Good things should not be hastened.

James Russell Lowell

To have greatly dreamed precludes low ends.

Loren Eiseley

Man would kill for shadowy ideas more ferociously than other creatures kill for food, then, in a generation or less, forget what bloody dream had so oppressed him.

Dorothy Leigh Sayers

Perhaps you didn't say much about him, mother, but Gerald said lots - dreadful things!' 'Yes,' said the Duchess, 'he said what he thought. The present generation does, you know. To the uninitiated, I admit, dear, it does sound a little rude.

Ulysses S. Grant, fully Ulysses Simpson Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant

I am a verb.

Thomas Campbell

Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore, And coming events cast their shadows before.

Hilaire Belloc, fully Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc

There is no one who has cooked but has discovered that each particular dish depends for its rightness upon some little point which he is never told. It is not only so of cooking: it is so of splicing a rope; of painting a surface of wood; of mixing mortar; of almost anything you like to name among the immemorial human arts.

Margaret J. Wheatley, aka Meg Wheatley

Aggression only moves in one direction - it creates more aggression.

George Herbert

Our own actions are our security, not others' judgments.

Teachings of Silvanus or The Teachings of Silvanus

Have a great number of friends, but not counselors. First, examine your counselor, for do not honor anyone who flatters. Their word, to be sure, is sweet as honey, but their heart is full of hellebore. For whenever they think that they have become a reliable friend, then they will deceitfully turn against you, and they will cast you down into the mire.