Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.
He missed the prayers but he thought it would be unfair and hypocritical to say them and he did not wish to ask any favors or for any different treatment than all the men were receiving.
He thought of all the time in his life he had spent gambling.
She talked all the time and at first it was about people and places.
You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.
God knows I am no friend of probability theory, I have hated it from the first moment when our dear friend Max Born gave it birth. For it could be seen how easy and simple it made everything, in principle, everything ironed and the true problems concealed. Everybody must jump on the bandwagon [Ausweg]. And actually not a year passed before it became an official credo, and it still is
A man who has learned much is rich.
When money represents so many things, not to love it would be to love nearly nothing. To forget true needs can be only a weak moderation; but to know the value of money and to sacrifice it always, maybe to duty, maybe even to delicacy,Â—that is real virtue.
It kills the pain. You go back until at last you are beyond its reach. Only the past when you were happy is real.
Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little.
I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.
The ideal gift for the high school or college graduate is a job.
Security is elusive. ItÂ’s impossible. We all die. We all get old. We all get sick. People leave us. People change us. Nothing is secure.
To have one's individuality completely ignored is like being pushed quite out of life--like being blown out as one blows out a light.
I wonder if you remember the story mummy read us the evening Sebastian first got drunk - I mean the bad evening. "Father Brown" said something like "I caught him" (the thief) "with an unseen hook and invisible line which is long enough to let him wander to the ends of the world and still to bring him back with a twitch upon the thread."'
When I reached C Company lines, which were at the top of the hill, I paused and looked back at the camp, just coming into full view below me through the grey mist of early morning.
And if the time should come when you are associated with groups that take delight in tearing down our American way of life, then they seem to enjoy pointing out the weaknesses of our free enterprise system Â– and it has weaknesses; it has weaknesses because itÂ’s operated by men and women who are full of weaknesses Â– but when those times come, when our system is criticized, just keep in mind the fruits of the system, the great blessings that have come to us because of our American way of life. No group of people have ever attained the standard of living which is ours. And so letÂ’s become acquainted with what has been accomplished. ItÂ’s all right to criticize; itÂ’s all right to try and improve our American way of life; but in doing so, letÂ’s not surrender, letÂ’s not give up, letÂ’s not jeopardize that system which has made America great.
Not cheap politicians but statesmen are needed today. Not opportunists but men and women of principle must be demanded by the people. In this time of great stress and danger we must place [in office] only those dedicated to the preservation of our Constitution, our American Republic, and responsible freedom under God. Â“Oh, God, give us men with a mandate higher than the ballot box.Â”
One of the marks of an educated man today is to know what not to read--what not to see or what not to listen to.
I would hold the rosy, slender fingers of the dawn for you.