..(T)here are two opposite reasons for being a democrat. You may think all men so good that they deserve a share in the government of the commonwealth, and so wise that the commonwealth needs their advice. That is, in my opinion, the false, romantic doctrine of democracy. On the other hand, you may
The Old Testament contains fabulous elements. The New Testament consists mostly of teaching, not of narrative at all: but where it is narrative, it is, in my opinion, historical. As to the fabulous element in the Old Testament, I very much doubt if you would be wise to chuck it out.
It is my opinion that a story worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then.
Everything is as good or bad as our opinion makes it.
The theory that thought is merely a movement in the brain is, in my opinion, nonsense; for if so, that theory itself would be merely a movement, an event among atoms, which may have speed and direction but of which it would be meaningless to use the words 'true' or 'false'.
In any fairly large and talkative community such as a university there is always the danger that those who think alike should gravitate together where they will henceforth encounter opposition only in the emasculated form of rumour that the outsiders say thus and thus. The absent are easily refuted,
Anger is one letter short of danger.
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. Eleanor Roosevel
Do something everyday that scares you,
True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests.
Everyone has the right to work, to free choice, to employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protectior against unemployment.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
If you lose money you lose much, If you lose friends you lose more, If you lose faith you lose all.
For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.
Actors are one family over the entire world.
Happiness isn't a goal. It's a by-product.
Curiosity must be kept alive.
I never waste time looking back.
I think that if the atomic bomb did nothing more, it scared the people to the point where they realized that either they must do something about preventing war or there is a chance that there might be a morning when we would not wake up.
I learned then that practically no one in the world is entirely bad or entirely good, and that motives are often more important than actions.
Perhaps the basic thing which contributes to charm is the ability to forget oneself and be engrossed in other people.
Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one's world.
We women are callow fledglings as compared with the wise old birds who manipulate the political machinery, and we still hesitate to believe that a woman can fill certain positions in public life as competently and adequately as a man. For instance, it is certain that women do not want a woman for Pr
One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted.
At all times, day by day, we have to continue fighting for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom from want... for these are things that must be gained in peace as well as in war.
In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.