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112001. The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God’s mercy to me. – Thomas Merton

112002. The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. – Thomas Merton

112003. When ambition ends, happiness begins. – Thomas Merton

112004. We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God. – Thomas Merton

112005. In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for “finding himself.” If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence. – Thomas Merton

112006. We do not exist for ourselves. – Thomas Merton

112007. We have what we seek, it is there all the time, and if we give it time, it will make itself known to us. – Thomas Merton

112008. We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves. – Thomas Merton

112009. We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen. – Thomas Merton

112010. What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous. – Thomas Merton

112011. Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation. – Thomas Merton

112012. Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it. – Thomas Merton

112013. To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell. – Thomas Merton

112014. By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet. – Thomas Merton

112015. A daydream is an evasion. – Thomas Merton

112016. A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire. – Thomas Merton

112017. Advertising treats all products with the reverence and the seriousness due to sacraments. – Thomas Merton

112018. Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another. – Thomas Merton

112019. Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ. – Thomas Merton

112020. Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. – Thomas Merton

112021. Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life. – Thomas Merton

112022. Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul. – Thomas Merton

112023. Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience. – Thomas Merton

112024. Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. – Thomas Merton

112025. Perhaps I am stronger than I think. – Thomas Merton

112026. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. – Thomas Merton

112027. October is a fine and dangerous season in America. a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful. – Thomas Merton

112028. Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward. – Thomas Merton

112029. Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how. – Thomas Merton

112030. If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell. – Thomas Merton

112031. I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me. – Thomas Merton

112032. Now all my teachers are dead except silence. – W. S. Merwin

112033. Poetry is like making a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, you’ve lost the whole thing. – W. S. Merwin

112034. We are asleep with compasses in our hands. – W. S. Merwin

112035. Direct access to sea is an essential part of foreign policy. – Carlos Mesa

112036. Croatia did not want Europe to be divided as to the start of Croatia’s EU entry talks. – Stjepan Mesic

112037. We are three countries that emerged from the former Yugoslavia – countries that are now in transition and must cooperate with each other, because our economies depend on each other. – Stjepan Mesic

112038. The army did what Milosevic’s regime asked of it, which was to create a ‘Greater Serbia’. – Stjepan Mesic

112039. The global response to global terrorism must not endanger fundamental human rights and freedoms. – Stjepan Mesic

112040. He was driven by the idea that when Milosevic grabs a part of Bosnia, Croatia should get a piece of it, too. – Stjepan Mesic

112041. I think we can find a formula that would be to everyone’s satisfaction, which would make it possible for Croatia to take some more steps and for Europe to accept us into its midst, and for the talks to start. – Stjepan Mesic

112042. I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none. – Olivier Messiaen

112043. My faith is the grand drama of my life. I’m a believer, so I sing words of God to those who have no faith. – Olivier Messiaen

112044. No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood. One must reproduce the musical text exactly, but not play like a stone. – Olivier Messiaen

112045. The human being is flesh and consciousness, body and soul; his heart is an abyss which can only be filled by that which is godly. – Olivier Messiaen

112046. I used to get letters from girl reporters saying that their lives were nowhere near as exciting as Brenda’s. I told them that if I made Brenda’s life like theirs, nobody would read it. – Dale Messick

112047. Our multiaccess approach will make the life of the customer simpler. – Jean-Marie Messier

112048. Vivendi will be one of the very few top communications groups of the Internet age. We will have customers all over the globe, providing services through all kinds of technology. – Jean-Marie Messier

112049. I was a very early believer in the idea of convergence. – Jean-Marie Messier

112050. I am the most un-French Frenchman you will ever meet. – Jean-Marie Messier

112051. For this to make sense, of course, it would have to be a fair financial deal for us. But I think this could be the occasion for us to build a true partnership in content. And we’re especially interested because interactive services are a key field for us. – Jean-Marie Messier

112052. For me, skiing is a physical necessity. I have a need for risk. – Jean-Marie Messier

112053. I am not a Hollywood Jew and I won’t ever be one. – Jean-Marie Messier

112054. There was a time there in the mid ’80s to the ’90s there that we played six finals, three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10 months a year for a long time there. – Mark Messier

112055. I’ve never really spent a lot of time thinking about my individual accomplishments actually. – Mark Messier

112056. You always really have to remain consistent in your beliefs and philosophy. – Mark Messier

112057. It’s a tough game, and you never want to take that aspect out of the game. – Mark Messier

112058. When you play long enough, everybody goes through spells and streaks and slumps of some nature. I think it’s just one of the those things where you have to play yourself out of it. – Mark Messier

112059. My jersey hanging from the ceiling is going to be a symbol of the hard work of the people I played with. – Mark Messier

112060. Obviously every one of them was special to that particular team, all the people that were involved with it. – Mark Messier

112061. When Wayne was traded, I became captain. For me it really wasn’t anything – I didn’t do anything or I didn’t feel I had to do anything different than what I had been doing all along. – Mark Messier

112062. The only pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself. – Mark Messier

112063. We had built up a team in Edmonton that really knew who each other was from a personal standpoint and from a professional standpoint. Our nucleus had stayed together for a long time. – Mark Messier

112064. Well, my transition into being a captain was easy. – Mark Messier

112065. I would never say one was more important or more gratifying than the next because there’s a tremendous amount of work, as you know, that goes into winning a cup. – Mark Messier

112066. If I had to compare any of the two, I’d compare the first one in Edmonton, the first one here in New York because it had been so long in New York since we had won. Obviously, being the first time to ever win the cup in Edmonton, they were fairly similar in that regard. – Mark Messier

112067. Really the team often will take on the personality of its coach. – Mark Messier

112068. I just think overall a lot of it has to do with conditioning and players putting in the time and the effort in the off-season to keep themselves in condition for 12 months a year. – Mark Messier

112069. Like I said, a 30-year-old hockey player, even when I came to New York when I was 30, I was on the downside of my career, pretty much the end of my career. – Mark Messier

112070. 25 years later, you know, I haven’t really put too much emphasis on any kind of individual goal, other than trying to win any particular night, trying to find a way to do that. – Mark Messier

112071. As a captain, I think it’s important that the players really know who you are and what you stand for, what your beliefs are, and to be consistent in those if things are going good or things are going bad. – Mark Messier

112072. But I just think as a captain, everybody’s different. – Mark Messier

112073. I was assistant in Edmonton with Wayne as captain, and Kevin Lowe was the other assistant. – Mark Messier

112074. I haven’t celebrated coming in No. 2 too many times. – Mark Messier

112075. I never was brought into the league thinking as far as, you know, statistics, things like that. We were really brought into the league in a team concept. Everything was focused around winning. – Mark Messier

112076. I played with a lot of great players before. They’re all the same. They take a lot of responsibility for their own play, put a lot of pressure on themselves to perform and to play well. – Mark Messier

112077. I think now what you’re seeing is guys that are in the peaks of their careers anywhere from 27 to 35 years old, seems to be when they play their best hockey. – Mark Messier

112078. I think the idea of the obstruction through the neutral zone and away from the puck was an excellent rule. – Mark Messier

112079. I think the thing you always got to keep in mind, you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles. – Mark Messier

112080. I think to compare any time you win a Stanley Cup would be unfair to all the players from all the teams. – Mark Messier

112081. Coaching really is an individual philosophy. – Mark Messier

112082. I realized how quickly you could eat up a lot of time and money if you weren’t prepared. – Jim Messina

112083. When Kenny first came to me, I think he was thinking of making a nice little folk record, but in my opinion, folk music had come to an end and I felt he needed to go to the next step, the next generation. – Jim Messina

112084. We recorded several of Kenny’s songs in the living room of my home. – Jim Messina

112085. At that time, I was signed to Columbia Records as an Independent Producer. I spent many weeks forming, auditioning, rehearsing and recording demos for Kenny, who was finally signed to Columbia Records. – Jim Messina

112086. It is a lot cheaper to spend eight hours in a rehearsal hall than in a recording studio. – Jim Messina

112087. My experience with Buffalo Springfield was that they did not rehearse. – Jim Messina

112088. I love London. I love England. We were out in the countryside and I had the time of my life. – Debra Messing

112089. To me, nothing is more fascinating or theatrical than real life. These people are in dire situations, where something extreme has happened in their lives. – Debra Messing

112090. ‘Project Runway’ was my guilty pleasure while my son was napping or nursing. – Debra Messing

112091. It’s always been really important for me to try to maintain a balanced life, professional and personal, and this was absolutely something that my husband and I had hoped for. – Debra Messing

112092. It’s a miracle to be an actor and to know that you have a job to go to a year from now is a rare thing, so I think peace of mind and financial stability come with that. Hopefully I’m a little wiser and have a little more perspective in my life than I did then. – Debra Messing

112093. I’m very devoted to my husband and we’ve been together for a very long time. – Debra Messing

112094. I was such a late bloomer when it comes to fashion. – Debra Messing

112095. I love to do glamorous things, like wear Valentino. – Debra Messing

112096. I come from the New York theatre world, and I have a lot of gay male friends, so this friendship of Will and Grace’s isn’t such a stretch. – Debra Messing

112097. Court TV. I can’t stop watching it. I am absolutely obsessed! If I’m not reading a book or spending time with my husband, my friends or my dog, I am watching Court TV. – Debra Messing

112098. Ask everyone whether they’re an actor or a doctor or a teacher or whatever is entitled to his or her opinion. But unfortunately, because actors are in the public eye, whether we want it or not, sometimes our opinions carry more weight or influence than they deserve. – Debra Messing

112099. When you’re passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection. – Debra Messing

112100. I’m a little commitment phobic, in that I’ve always been someone who likes to take things one year at a time because as we all know, a year can change everything in your life. – Debra Messing

112101. I pay parking tickets. You know, you can try to give 50%, but then they charge you all those penalties! Seriously, I have gotten many, many, many tickets in my life. – Debra Messing

112102. I was always singing and dancing for my mother when I wasn’t glued to the television watching I Love Lucy or the Carol Burnett Show. – Debra Messing

112103. Even Tom Sawyer had a girlfriend and to talk about adults without talking about their sex drives is like talking about a window without glass. – Grace Metalious

112104. I looked into that empty bottle and I saw myself. – Grace Metalious

112105. To talk about adults without talking about their sex drives is like talking about a window without glass. – Grace Metalious

112106. I wanted the press to become something of a movement. Not a movement committed to a particular “ism,” but a gathering together of writers with an aesthetic approach to literature and with a lust for excellence. – John Metcalf

112107. Writers don’t have to keep themselves honest. They have to keep themselves accurate. – John Metcalf

112108. In seven to ten years video traffic on the Internet will exceed data and voice traffic combined. – Bob Metcalfe

112109. Grove giveth and Gates taketh away. – Bob Metcalfe

112110. If you cannot be on the project each day to check on things, then you should not try and be your own contractor. – Robert Metcalfe

112111. The internet will catastrophically collapse in 1996. – Robert Metcalfe

112112. It’s more about conception and touch and spirit and soul than whether my hardware was in place. – Pat Metheny

112113. I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young. – Pat Metheny

112114. Whatever my recorded output is, it’s a reflection of a general love of music. – Pat Metheny

112115. The first thing I learned was the theme from Peter Gunn. – Pat Metheny

112116. The beauty of jazz is that it’s malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities. – Pat Metheny

112117. People sometimes say it takes a long time to become a jazz fan, but for me it took about five seconds. – Pat Metheny

112118. My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player. By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas City in classical situations. He was already an amazing talent. – Pat Metheny

112119. Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that. – Pat Metheny

112120. I was deep in the zone of practicing almost constantly. – Pat Metheny

112121. I don’t know if I would qualify as mainstream. I think I have managed to function pretty successfully on the fringes of the music world and have been able to play exactly what I have wanted the way I have wanted. – Pat Metheny

112122. Listening is the key to everything good in music. – Pat Metheny

112123. I think I represent a more left-wing view of what jazz is. – Pat Metheny

112124. From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture, thanks mostly to the Beatles. – Pat Metheny

112125. I don’t worry too much about the fundamentalist principles that are in almost any discussion about jazz. – Pat Metheny

112126. I hate the way chorus boxes sound. – Pat Metheny

112127. I realized that equipment really had little to do with why I sound like the way I sound. – Pat Metheny

112128. I saw A Hard Day’s Night 12 or 13 times. – Pat Metheny

112129. I think I have a basic sound aesthetic that is in most of what I do. – Pat Metheny

112130. When Paris sneezes, Europe catches cold. – Prince Metternich

112131. Italy is a geographical expression. – Prince Metternich

112132. No, we’re not looking at how to control criminals… we’re talking about banning the AK-47 and semi-automatic guns. – Howard Metzenbaum

112133. Or a White Englishman would rather smash a White Frenchman than a Jew! Crazy! – Tom Metzger

112134. The right is so reactionary it goes nowhere. – Tom Metzger

112135. Nothing changes without blood flowing. – Tom Metzger

112136. Skinheads are becoming part of our overall movement. – Tom Metzger

112137. The immigration thing has to be brought to a head, and I feel that the best way to do that is endorse the worst, in the sense of he is a racist and he knows what I’m talking about. – Tom Metzger

112138. The reason the Jews hate Nazis is primarily because they didn’t come up with the idea first. – Tom Metzger

112139. We are proud to say we are racist and hate to see Whites fighting each other. I oppose the Wars. – Tom Metzger

112140. We care little about what the average citizen thinks. – Tom Metzger

112141. We hate those in power in Washington D.C. and anything bad that happens to them is good for us. – Tom Metzger

112142. We will fight race destruction through thick and thin and never CO exist voluntarily with it. – Tom Metzger

112143. Yes the Jews do many foul things and they distort our foreign policy but not everything that goes bad can be blamed on the Jews. – Tom Metzger

112144. No, I do not identify with the right wing. – Tom Metzger

112145. In Europe the right wing is bogged down in Nationalism in most cases and still fighting so called Reds. – Tom Metzger

112146. When we go to war I will not ask the White Racist next to me what is he Christian or Atheist? I will only expect him or her to kill the enemy as I will. – Tom Metzger

112147. As far as the targets hit by the Islamic attackers, I do not consider the WTC a U.S. institution, but the headquarters of most that’s wrong with our present masters. – Tom Metzger

112148. Judaism is a conspiracy against all races. – Tom Metzger

112149. Moslems are no less an enemy than the Jews. – Tom Metzger

112150. All systems are oligarchy. There is no other. – Tom Metzger

112151. Either we’re going to solve this by realistic negotiation or there will be blood on the border. – Tom Metzger

112152. Healthy ideas of both left and right, along with totally new ideas, must form a growing united front. – Tom Metzger

112153. I promote revolution against the Capitalists and the Social Marxists. – Tom Metzger

112154. I was a right winger into the 70’s but I left the right in late 70’s. – Tom Metzger

112155. If their were more Franklin operations it could help the cause much more than right wing activity. – Tom Metzger

112156. In almost all cases now the police are as much an enemy as the others. – Tom Metzger

112157. I reject that. I would rather recruit a Racist left winger than a right winger. – Tom Metzger

112158. In the U.S the right is very wide. From Neo con’s to almost Anarchist. – Tom Metzger

112159. It was a lot of fun on the set. I had the most fun making that movie out of all of them. I’m sure if I sat and thought about it, but none that I could think of offhand. – Jason Mewes

112160. I’m a big toy collector. I’ve been slowing down because my money’s been tight, but I collect toys, too. – Jason Mewes

112161. I’m getting Puppetmasters, too. They’re one of my favorites. And they’re coming out with new Puppetmasters. I try not to get everything, but I want so much. – Jason Mewes

112162. I’m more into the Spawn toys. They’re really cool. They’re coming out with a Techno Spawn series and another series, The Dark Ages, which are really cool. – Jason Mewes

112163. There’s a lot of other movies I like, but I don’t even pay attention to directors to tell you the truth. – Jason Mewes

112164. In Kevin’s movies I would like to stay Jay. – Jason Mewes

112165. No, I don’t have an agent. I’m hoping to get one soon. – Jason Mewes

112166. It was a lot of fun doing the Nike commercials, too. – Jason Mewes

112167. It was cool to do someone else’s movie. It was a lot of fun. – Jason Mewes

112168. I was a metalhead and then I was into the rap and then I was a metalhead again. – Jason Mewes

112169. On Mallrats, a lot of times they’d have to come find me. I’d be off hanging around. Looking around the stores, hanging out with people. So, he’d have to come find me. – Jason Mewes

112170. I did some school plays in elementary school, but that was it. – Jason Mewes

112171. In Mallrats, you pretty much don’t see him sell any weed, really. I don’t consider him a big dealer. – Jason Mewes

112172. I think I’ll be fine in New York. If I could stay here and just get jobs in New York, that would be fine and that’s what I’d want to do. I don’t want to move. – Jason Mewes

112173. I showed my mom the movie then I told her the movie got bought and that it was gonna be shown in theatres and be on video. Everyone was really psyched about it. Everyone in my little town of hounds started to call me movie star. – Jason Mewes

112174. I pay attention to the actors and stuff, but not even that much. I don’t pay attention to who’s writing. – Jason Mewes

112175. I love comics. All I’ve been doing is reading every day, sitting in the house. Because I’ve not been feeling too good, so I’ve been reading and reading. – Jason Mewes

112176. I got a script sent to me at this office and I got a call from a woman – Universal’s doing a snowboarding movie. I’m not in it yet, but I’m supposed to meet with the director in New York soon. I’m waiting to hear back from them. – Jason Mewes

112177. I don’t really pay attention to the filmmaker thing. – Jason Mewes

112178. I definitely would like to do something serious. Not like a love story, but serious like maybe a gangster or a mobster. A gang or a mob movie would be great. – Jason Mewes

112179. But, yeah, I’d love to do something else in someone else’s movie. – Jason Mewes

112180. And then after a while he got me a job at the video store next door. I used to lock up the store and go next door and hang out all the time and watch movies and stuff. – Jason Mewes

112181. All of a sudden Kevin told me that the movie got bought and was gonna be shown in a movie theatre. I was shocked. I was psyched. It was just weird. – Jason Mewes

112182. After doing the first couple scenes and I got used to being in front of a few people it got easier and easier. In Chasing Amy, I wasn’t nervous at all. And in Dogma, the same. – Jason Mewes

112183. Weed, you know, you just get mellow. You can drive pretty stoned and be OK. I mean, sometimes you get too stoned and you can’t drive. But you could get pretty stoned and still drive. – Jason Mewes

112184. I don’t think anyone’s ever thought I was a drug dealer. – Jason Mewes

112185. It is not more people that are needed in the world but better people, physically, morally and mentally. This question of raising the quality of our American population must also be taken into account in the question of immigration. – Agnes E. Meyer

112186. The churches… have lost much of their authority over youth because they have refused to re-examine their religious sanctions and their dogmatic preaching in the light of modern physiology, psychology and sociology. – Agnes E. Meyer

112187. I think it can be fun to be single and date-like when you don’t want a relationship. Or when you’ve just gotten out of a relationship, and, after get over the initial shock, your thinking, Hey, it’s kind of cool being single. – Breckin Meyer

112188. I think reading is important for a variety of things. I mean, first of all, it’s a way to get information and find out what’s going on in the world. But also, it helps your imagination. – Breckin Meyer

112189. Believe in yourself, not only in swimming, but in life itself. You always have to have fun. You have to have an open mind. If you’re not enjoying it, don’t do it. Life’s too short. – Debbie Meyer

112190. I hope I give girls an opportunity to realize that they can swim and go to school at the same time. It’s not to be given up once they get out of high school. They can continue doing it for the rest of their lives. – Debbie Meyer

112191. I knew all these people had the same goals I did, but the one that worked the hardest would come out on top. That’s what drove me all the time. But I had fun. I did better every day, and that’s what made it fun. – Debbie Meyer

112192. I knew what my times were and how my practices were progressing and how close I was to the goals I had set for the year. I swam hard. I always swam hard. If I didn’t, I knew I would pay for it either the next day or the next meet. – Debbie Meyer

112193. They didn’t have college scholarships for women. Had they done that at the time, I may have stayed on for another two Olympics, but the opportunities were not available to women that they have today. – Debbie Meyer

112194. A screenplay is not a finished product; a novel is. A screenplay is a blueprint for something – for a building that will most likely never be built. – Nicholas Meyer

112195. The director is a bit analogous to the conductor of a symphony orchestra. It’s a collaborative adventure. – Nicholas Meyer

112196. Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them. – Nicholas Meyer

112197. I was always a filmmaker before I was anything else. If I was always anything, I was a storyteller, and it never really made much of a difference to me what medium I worked in. – Nicholas Meyer

112198. Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things. – Nicholas Meyer

112199. As a writer, you have control of the words you put on the page. But once that manuscript leaves your hand, you give control to the reader. As a director, you are limited by everything: weather, budget, and egos. – Nicholas Meyer

112200. Enthusiasm is the yeast that raises the dough. – Paul J. Meyer

112201. Enthusiasm glows, radiates, permeates and immediately captures everyone’s interest. – Paul J. Meyer

112202. Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass! – Paul J. Meyer

112203. Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals. – Paul J. Meyer

112204. Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. – Paul J. Meyer

112205. Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder. – Paul J. Meyer

112206. Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action. – Paul J. Meyer

112207. Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems. – Paul J. Meyer

112208. Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in. – Paul J. Meyer

112209. Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan. – Paul J. Meyer

112210. Consider every mistake you do make as an asset. – Paul J. Meyer

112211. Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success. – Paul J. Meyer

112212. If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined. – Paul J. Meyer

112213. May God be with me! May Heaven bless this New Year. May it be a year of fruitfulness, of peace and prosperity; may it be a year of peace and unity for all mankind; may the world be freed of cholera. – Giacomo Meyerbeer

112214. Please accept a promise from me in his name that I will always live in the religion in which he died. – Giacomo Meyerbeer

112215. Preserve my artistic creativity and ennoble my artistic fame. – Giacomo Meyerbeer

112216. A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back – it is already so far. – Alice Meynell

112217. The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood. – Alice Meynell

112218. The true color of life is the color of the body, the color of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest color of the unpublished blood. – Alice Meynell

112219. The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter. – Alice Meynell

112220. Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name. – Alice Meynell

112221. Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act. – Alice Meynell

112222. Let a man turn to his own childhood – no further – if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change. – Alice Meynell

112223. It is easy to replace man, and it will take no great time, when Nature has lapsed, to replace Nature. – Alice Meynell

112224. Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind. – Alice Meynell

112225. If there is a look of human eyes that tells of perpetual loneliness, so there is also the familiar look that is the sign of perpetual crowds. – Alice Meynell

112226. Man is firmly convinced that he is awake; in reality he is caught in a net of sleep and dreams which he has unconsciously woven himself. – Gustave Meyrink

112227. To be awake is everything. – Gustave Meyrink

112228. This goal can and must be attained in this life. But even if this does not happen, remember that he who has found the way once, always returns to this world with an internal maturity that enables him to continue his work. – Gustave Meyrink

112229. The secret is to be awake.To be awake is everything. – Gustave Meyrink

112230. Read the sacred writings of all the peoples on Earth. Through all of them runs, like a red thread, the hidden Science of attaining and maintaining wakefulness. – Gustave Meyrink

112231. When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned that it would become a huge, unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees. As TSA has grown larger, more impersonal, and administratively top-heavy, I believe it is important that airports across the country consider utilizing the opt-out provision provided by law. – John Mica

112232. Yes, I do agree we need health care reform; however, this bill badly misses the mark. Congress can and must do better for the American people. – John Mica

112233. When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned that it would become a huge, unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees. – John Mica

112234. Under the Obama administration, TSA has been operating without an administrator for a year and a half. After the president’s first two choices failed to meet expectations, a new administrator, John Pistole, was finally approved on Friday. Unfortunately, it will be the fifth administrator in eight years. – John Mica

112235. TSA serves as the operator, administrator and regulator for the nation’s transportation security. But in fact, the TSA bureaucracy does all it can to thwart any conversion to a system with more private-sector operations and strong federal oversight and standards. This agency cannot, and should not, do it all. – John Mica

112236. They’ve just gone over the line in my opinion, and again, there’s a proper time for a pat down, there’s a proper time for an advanced technology body search, but it has to be done with some thought. – John Mica

112237. Other countries, such as Israel, successfully employ behavior detection techniques at their airports, but the bloated, ineffective bureaucracy of TSA has produced another security failure for U.S. transportation systems. – John Mica

112238. It’s not an Israeli model, it’s a TSA, screwed-up model. It should actually be the person who’s looking at the ticket and talking to the individual. Instead, they’ve hired people to stand around and observe, which is a bastardization of what should be done. – John Mica

112239. In the United States in 2009, more than 10.2 billion trips were taken on transit trains and buses. So far, the nation has not experienced a major transit attack since Sept. 11, but the March 2010 Moscow subway bombings and earlier train attacks in London and Mumbai show that we must be prepared. – John Mica

112240. Everything TSA does is reactionary – first they ban the box cutters, then of course you have to take your shoes off, then you have to take the liquids out, now we have to be patted down in our private areas because of the diaper bomber. – John Mica

112241. Slovakia’s joining the OECD in 1999 is totally dependent on meeting economic reforms required such as transparency and legislation that permits fair and open conduct of trade and business. – John Mica

112242. While Slovakia did not make the first round of NATO membership, as various requirements and reforms are instituted, these actions will enhance the opportunities to join NATO. – John Mica

112243. With pop stars or film stars, we become the object of people’s self-definition, as well as the object of sexual definition. – George Michael

112244. It’s absolutely essential that we have the same safeguards that straight couples do. But I want more than a 50 percent chance of success. I don’t want to emulate that. – George Michael

112245. Your political system is actually too democratic. The fact that Americans vote on every bill and proposition can prolong bigotry indefinitely, especially where it is aimed at minority groups. – George Michael

112246. It’s important to me that I should be free to express myself. – George Michael

112247. You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. – George Michael

112248. My American gay audience have continued to dance and sing to the music I make in a way that straight Americans haven’t. I am grateful to them for that. – George Michael

112249. Of course, I want to sell this record – there’s no point making it otherwise. – George Michael

112250. There’s no comfort in the truth, pain is all you’ll find. – George Michael

112251. I’ve never done anything so political before. I’ve spent years shouting my mouth off about serious issues over dinner tables but never really had the confidence to express my views in a song. – George Michael

112252. I think for most of us, our biggest frailties are sexual. – George Michael

112253. The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it’s total crap to pretend it’s not. – George Michael

112254. Celebrity and secrets don’t go together. The bastards will get you in the end. – George Michael

112255. I would advise any gay person that being out in the real sense can never happen too soon. – George Michael

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112256. I think the media is a real demon. – George Michael

112257. I spent years growing up being told what my sexuality was. – George Michael

112258. I left school at 17 and was a star by the time I was 18 – in certain parts of the world anyway. – George Michael

112259. I define my sexuality in terms of the people that I love. – George Michael

112260. Everything was going my way. I was happily marching into the history books. Then it all just fell apart. – George Michael

112261. I’m not anti-American. I’ve lived with Kenny, a Texan, for six years. – George Michael

112262. I want to make a pop album – something more upbeat than my stuff was in the ’90s. – George Michael

112263. Nobody wants to see teams out of contention showcased in December and January. I’m sure this is something that will be discussed again this off-season. – Al Michaels

112264. Living here in southern California, I’ll miss hearing Rocky Top for an entire week at the end of December. I was actually looking forward to it. Tennessee has a better fight song than Nebraska. – Al Michaels

112265. If there are dominant teams, people enjoy discussing whether that’s good or bad for the game, and if there aren’t any dominant teams, then people enjoy discussing that. – Al Michaels

112266. Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, is right there… she’s in town because her father was at Johnson Smith College… and she was delivering a speech there. – Al Michaels

112267. But we’re not supposed to talk anything besides football. – Al Michaels

112268. Any time a running back reaches the age of 31 or 32, he has to lose a step. No one is a freak of nature. No one is going to be able to take the pounding a running back has to take over a 10- or 12-year career and not lose a step. – Al Michaels

112269. The Miami Dolphins have to be taken seriously. Here’s a team that seems to be jelling. – Al Michaels

112270. It’s funny, but when there are dominant teams, there are a number of people who rail about the fact that they’re always seeing the Dallas Cowboys or the San Francisco 49ers or the Green Bay either in the playoffs or in the Super Bowl. – Al Michaels

112271. I still believe Emmitt has enough left in the tank to be a productive back over the next couple of seasons. – Al Michaels

112272. Any band that is out there chasing it is doing more destruction to music then someone who is out there playing what they truly feel. – Bret Michaels

112273. I am truly independently owned and operated. – Bret Michaels

112274. I’m addicted to creating and writing. – Bret Michaels

112275. I’ve had plenty of big hits and plenty of big misses. – Bret Michaels

112276. Thoroughly read all your contracts. I really mean thoroughly. – Bret Michaels

112277. People go to the zoo and they like the lion because it’s scary. And the bear because it’s intense, but the monkey makes people laugh. – Lorne Michaels

112278. Sometimes the wheel turns slowly, but it turns. – Lorne Michaels

112279. It’s better when they laugh, isn’t it? – Lorne Michaels

112280. Could I get a friggin’ Hot Pocket around here? – Lorne Michaels

112281. You can tell a lot from someone’s eyes. – Lorne Michaels

112282. I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see. – Duane Michals

112283. I think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody’s face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways. – Duane Michals

112284. Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be. – Duane Michals

112285. Trust that little voice in your head that says ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if…’; And then do it. – Duane Michals

112286. In life we try to grow and better ourselves. As an artist, I feel like I’ve grown tremendously. – Pras Michel

112287. People in the record business would say, Well, Pras, you know, you haven’t been out in a while, maybe you should get today’s hottest producer or rapper to do something. – Pras Michel

112288. When we came up with titles like Ready or Not, that’s how we really felt. – Pras Michel

112289. When I was leaving I kind of felt a little bit sad, because I made some friends down in skid row. – Pras Michel

112290. There’s a harsh reality – nothing lasts forever. You have to be ready to grow, and grow fast. – Pras Michel

112291. The record Clef and I did was just sitting there. So I said, Clef, I got a record, hit a verse on it. He just went in, messed around and ended up doing the hook too. – Pras Michel

112292. A couple of people thought I looked familiar, but it was like, No. – Pras Michel

112293. Seven out of 10 Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless. – Pras Michel

112294. I’m confident being at Universal, which is a great home for me, ’cause they understand what I’m trying to do. – Pras Michel

112295. I really can’t blame anyone but myself, because I didn’t have to deliver the album. But when you get caught up in the gas, and you’re young, and there’s so much helium going on around you, you can’t decipher the real end. – Pras Michel

112296. I didn’t want to do the whole, get the hottest person thing. I wanted to make sure every record felt right. – Pras Michel

112297. For this album I was determined to do it my way. Take my time. I’m gonna win, lose or draw on my own. – Pras Michel

112298. I’m one of those firm believers that good music will prevail. – Pras Michel

112299. The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor’s hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone. – Michelangelo

112300. Many believe – and I believe – that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him. – Michelangelo

112301. Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. – Michelangelo

112302. The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. – Michelangelo

112303. It is necessary to keep one’s compass in one’s eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges. – Michelangelo

112304. The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. – Michelangelo

112305. If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master. – Michelangelo

112306. If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all. – Michelangelo

112307. It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand. – Michelangelo

112308. The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image. – Michelangelo

112309. The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has. – Michelangelo

112310. The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course. – Michelangelo

112311. There is no greater harm than that of time wasted. – Michelangelo

112312. Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle. – Michelangelo

112313. What do you despise? By this you are truly known. – Michelangelo

112314. What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed? – Michelangelo

112315. If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes. – Michelangelo

112316. My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness. – Michelangelo

112317. The more the marbles wastes, the more the statue grows. – Michelangelo

112318. Even if you are divine, you don’t disdain male consorts. – Michelangelo

112319. The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself. – Michelangelo

112320. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. – Michelangelo

112321. A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it. – Michelangelo

112322. A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. – Michelangelo

112323. Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven. – Michelangelo

112324. Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come. – Michelangelo

112325. Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. – Michelangelo

112326. Faith in oneself is the best and safest course. – Michelangelo

112327. From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born. – Michelangelo

112328. Genius is eternal patience. – Michelangelo

112329. Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture. – Michelangelo

112330. I live in sin, to kill myself I live; no longer my life my own, but sin’s; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived. – Michelangelo

112331. I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible. – Michelangelo

112332. I am still learning. – Michelangelo

112333. I live and love in God’s peculiar light. – Michelangelo

112334. I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint. – Michelangelo

112335. Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop. – Michelangelo

112336. I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all. – Michelangelo

112337. I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. – Michelangelo

112338. I think that people who have played sports have an ability to relate to people because when you’re playing you have to work on teams and with opposing players. – Michael Michele

112339. I wasn’t a cheerleader or the prom queen. I don’t move through the world with a mirror in front of my face, and I’ve never been attracted to projects that had an emphasis on what I look like. – Michael Michele

112340. I choose to be more prepared than I’m expected to be. – Michael Michele

112341. You are one of the forces of nature. – Jules Michelet

112342. He who knows how to be poor knows everything. – Jules Michelet

112343. There are no insoluble problems. Only time-consuming ones. – James A. Michener

112344. If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. – James A. Michener

112345. The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination. – James A. Michener

112346. The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality. – James A. Michener

112347. The arrogance of the artist is a very profound thing, and it fortifies you. – James A. Michener

112348. Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them. – James A. Michener

112349. Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression. – James A. Michener

112350. I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform, where she has done very well for herself. – James A. Michener

112351. It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid. – James A. Michener

112352. They were a group of two dozen nurses completely surrounded by 100,000 unattached American men. – James A. Michener

112353. I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains. – James A. Michener

112354. I think the crucial thing in the writing career is to find what you want to do and how you fit in. What somebody else does is of no concern whatever except as an interesting variation. – James A. Michener

112355. I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. – James A. Michener

112356. For this is the journey that men and women make, to find themselves. If they fail in this, it doesn’t matter much else what they find. – James A. Michener

112357. Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. – James A. Michener

112358. An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it. – James A. Michener

112359. If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life. – James A. Michener

112360. I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter. – James A. Michener

112361. France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating power in the world of culture. This is true both of the French right and the French left. They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys or farmers who do not understand anything. – Adam Michnik

112362. Poland is an ally of the United States of America. It was our duty to show that we are a reliable, loyal, and predictable ally. America needed our help, and we had to give it. – Adam Michnik

112363. I consider that 9/11 was the day when war was started against my own work and against myself. Even though we are not sure of the links, Iraq was one of the countries that did not lower its flags in mourning on 9/11. – Adam Michnik

112364. I think it’s always dangerous to make political arguments in a religiously ideological way. And it’s very dangerous to treat as traitors to the American nation those who think differently. – Adam Michnik

112365. If you’re powerful, you are much more likely to be blind and deaf to signals from outside. – Adam Michnik

112366. Israel is the only country in the Middle East where Arabs can be elected to the parliament in a democratic election. – Adam Michnik

112367. It’ll be nice not to have to use my fake IDs anymore. – Phil Mickelson

112368. I think a college education is important no matter what you do in life. – Phil Mickelson

112369. I hate to play a tournament in which I’m not contending. It’s just not any fun for me. – Phil Mickelson

112370. The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win. – Phil Mickelson

112371. I have come to understand and appreciate writers much more recently since I started working on a book last fall. Before that, I thought golf writers got up every morning, played a round of golf, had lunch, showed up for our last three holes and then went to dinner. – Phil Mickelson

112372. We are to introduce our people into the life of the Church, which is salvation, that they may grasp its meaning, its contents and purpose, to taste and see how good the Lord is. – Arthur Middleton

112373. Many people experience Gethsemane moments. – Arthur Middleton

112374. Priesthood is forever and does not cease when a priest cannot carry out that priestly ministry. – Arthur Middleton

112375. Priesthood is not a convenient, historically conditioned form of Church organisation, but is rooted in the Incarnation, in the priesthood and mission of Christ himself. – Arthur Middleton

112376. The Church’s note must be a supernatural note which distinguishes incarnation from immanence, redemption from evolution, the Kingdom of God from mere spiritual process. – Arthur Middleton

112377. The Incarnation is the medicine of the soul, undoing the Fall and bringing man to the Tree of Life, and the office of a priest is to administer this medicine in the sacraments. – Arthur Middleton

112378. The priest is Christ’s slave, and Christ himself took the form of a slave and became obedient to death. So the priest in serving human needs lives a Godward life, possessed by God and witnessing that only when lives are utterly possessed by God do they find their true freedom. – Arthur Middleton

112379. The task of a priest, in some respects, may be different today, but the principles upon which Herbert built his life as a priest are of universal application. – Arthur Middleton

112380. There is a kind of thinking in the Church that wants to reduce the priest to a mere functionary, a managing director, where administration rather than doctrine and worship are to determine the form of the Church. – Arthur Middleton

112381. There is a rising generation in this country who do not know God because of a general decay of religion. – Arthur Middleton

112382. Times have changed since George Herbert… but the principle and spirit in which he ministered as a priest remains an inspiration and model for all priests. – Arthur Middleton

112383. As priests uphold their people in prayer, so their people are to uphold them with prayer and love, for he cannot work without his people. – Arthur Middleton

112384. There is no liberty, if the power of judging be not separated from the legislative and executive powers. – Henry Middleton

112385. By far the best dressing up outfit I ever had was a wonderful pair of clown dungarees, which my Granny made. – Kate Middleton

112386. Well I think if you really go out with someone for quite a long time you do get to know each other very, very well, you go through the good times, you go through the bad times. You know both personally, but also within a relationship as well. – Kate Middleton

112387. There’s no hate lost between us. – Thomas Middleton

112388. Though I be poor, I’m honest. – Thomas Middleton

112389. Ground not upon dreams; you know they are ever contrary. – Thomas Middleton

112390. Anything for a quiet life. – Thomas Middleton

112391. A little too wise, they say, do ne’er live long. – Thomas Middleton

112392. When affection only speaks, truth is not always there. – Thomas Middleton

112393. Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes. – Bette Midler

112394. If I could be granted a wish, I’d shine in your eye like a jewel. – Bette Midler

112395. I’m working my way toward divinity. – Bette Midler

112396. I’d make a wonderful Lady Macbeth. I’ll wear a pair of platform shoes or something. – Bette Midler

112397. I wouldn’t say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity. – Bette Midler

112398. I try not to drink too much because when I’m drunk, I bite. – Bette Midler

112399. I never know how much of what I say is true. – Bette Midler

112400. I made a pact with myself a long time ago: Never watch anything stupider than you. It’s helped me a lot. – Bette Midler

112401. I bear no grudges. I have a mind that retains nothing. – Bette Midler

112402. If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it? – Bette Midler

112403. Group conformity scares the pants off me because it’s so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn’t want to – or can’t – join the Big Parade. – Bette Midler

112404. I married a German. Every night I dress up as Poland and he invades me. – Bette Midler

112405. After thirty, a body has a mind of its own. – Bette Midler

112406. I always try to balance the light with the heavy – a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes. – Bette Midler

112407. Rap is poetry set to music. But to me it’s like a jackhammer. – Bette Midler

112408. The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you. – Bette Midler

112409. When it’s three o’clock in New York, it’s still 1938 in London. – Bette Midler

112410. Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week. – Bette Midler

112411. I feel like a million tonight – but one at a time. – Bette Midler

112412. My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors. – Bette Midler

112413. To be deeply committed to negotiations, to be opposed to a particular war or military action, is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one’s manhood. – Myriam Miedzian

112414. As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm, there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior. A norm is by definition a standard for judging; it is not itself subject to judgment. – Myriam Miedzian

112415. For some men the power to destroy life becomes the equivalent to the female power to create life. – Myriam Miedzian

112416. If human beings are to survive in a nuclear age, committing acts of violence may eventually have to become as embarrassing as urinating or defecating in public are today. – Myriam Miedzian

112417. Saving lives is not a top priority in the halls of power. Being compassionate and concerned about human life can cause a man to lose his job. It can cause a woman not to get the job to begin with. – Myriam Miedzian

112418. Your connections might get you in the door, but it won’t keep you there. And if you haven’t prepared, you’ll suck. – Vic Mignogna

112419. Be where the acting is. I live in Houston. Dallas is 4 1/2 hours away. I let them know there’s no difference. – Vic Mignogna

112420. There is no question that knowing someone in the business will get you in the door. But it is your skill that will keep you in the room. – Vic Mignogna

112421. I am very adamant about keeping my private life private. I don’t prefer to talk about my family. – Luis Miguel

112422. I don’t like rock. Honestly, I like to listen to it, but it’s not for me. There’s a lot of musical genres that I find interesting, but they don’t suit me. It’s one thing to listen to different genres, but to perform a genre that isn’t yours is counterproductive. – Luis Miguel

112423. I maintain my sanity by keeping my distance. – Luis Miguel

112424. I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life’s experiences, bad and good make you who you are. Erasing any of life’s experiences would be a great mistake. – Luis Miguel

112425. The most enjoyable part of my career is singing live. – Luis Miguel

112426. On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners. – George Mikes

112427. An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one. – George Mikes

112428. When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles, – but never England. – George Mikes

112429. The world still consists of two clearly divided groups: the English and the foreigners. One group consists of less than 50 million people; the other of 3,950 million. The latter group does not really count. – George Mikes

112430. In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them. – George Mikes

112431. Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game. – George Mikes

112432. Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars. – George Mikes

112433. If you plan to win as I do, the game never ends. – Stan Mikita

112434. Usually when I wielded a hockey stick, it meant somebody was going to get hurt. This is just a friendly match. – Stan Mikita

112435. When one gets old and they are sick, there are not many things they can count on but they should be able to count on Social Security. Our seniors’ retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market. – Barbara Mikulski

112436. I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble’s power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe. – Barbara Mikulski

112437. I would like to be the first ambassador to the United States from the United States. – Barbara Mikulski

112438. I’m so proud of Maryland’s firefighters, risking their lives to protect others, but we need to protect our protectors with the best equipment training and resources. – Barbara Mikulski

112439. Our seniors’ retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market. – Barbara Mikulski

112440. I thought in this country, the best social program was a job. Yet minimum wage jobs aren’t paying enough to keep families out of poverty. – Barbara Mikulski

112441. Parents today are under a lot of stress, sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet. They’re trying to find day care for their kids and elder care for their own parents. The Federal Government shouldn’t add to their worries by not living up to its obligations. – Barbara Mikulski

112442. The world must know that America holds to the highest standards of military conduct and human rights protections. Anything less is unacceptable. – Barbara Mikulski

112443. When we stand up for America, we stand up for what America stands for, which is a safety net for our seniors and really helping our families be able to help themselves. – Barbara Mikulski

112444. Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age, or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families. – Barbara Mikulski

112445. You can’t get more for less. You get what you pay for. – Barbara Mikulski

112446. The American system of democracy is founded on the concept that every citizen has the right to vote, to know that their vote is counted, and that the vote is counted accurately. – Barbara Mikulski

112447. America is not a melting pot. It is a sizzling cauldron. – Barbara Mikulski

112448. Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change. – Barbara Mikulski

112449. I don’t want women and their families to be left out and left behind. We can fight for them. We will fight for them. They deserve better and I want to give them better. – Barbara Mikulski

112450. A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically necessary to protect her from serious physical harm. – Barbara Mikulski

112451. America must continue diplomacy, even as we continue the war, to expand the coalition of the willing to share the burden of war and to share the responsibility and the economic cost of rebuilding Iraq. – Barbara Mikulski

112452. College is part of the American dream. It shouldn’t be part of a financial nightmare for families. – Barbara Mikulski

112453. Community colleges are one of America’s great social inventions a gateway to the future for first time students looking for an affordable college education, and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace. – Barbara Mikulski

112454. Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law, play politics with the court and just play politics with international conventions designed to protect our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics. I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales. – Barbara Mikulski

112455. Every vote counts and every vote must be counted. – Barbara Mikulski

112456. I believe honor thy mother and father is not just a good commandment to live by, it is good public policy to govern by. That is why I feel so strongly about Medicare. – Barbara Mikulski

112457. Family responsibility, yes, and always. Family bankruptcy due to the cruel rules of government, no. – Barbara Mikulski

112458. I am emphatically against the privatization of Social Security. It is going to hurt millions of American women, American families and ultimately the whole country. – Barbara Mikulski

112459. I feel a lot healthier when I’m having sex. Physically. I feel all these jitters when I wake up in the morning. Just energy jitters. I take vitamins, I work out every day. When I’m having sex, I don’t have that. – Alyssa Milano

112460. It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to always be nice. – Alyssa Milano

112461. I’ve dated the sweet mama’s boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist – basically a lot of people without jobs. – Alyssa Milano

112462. Actors are an insecure breed. It’s hard to have your career depend upon other people’s opinions of what you do. – Alyssa Milano

112463. I think we’re in a time when everyone’s afraid to have sex. But I was raised being beautiful and healthy. – Alyssa Milano

112464. I used to sleep nude – until the earthquake. – Alyssa Milano

112465. Hasten slowly and ye shall soon arrive. – Milarepa

112466. The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation. – Milarepa

112467. My philosophy about the game, for instance, is that you have players out there who really do different things. – Tiffeny Milbrett

112468. I don’t think the game should be perfect. It’s 95 percent mistakes out there – you have to work with 10 players on your side and another 11 against you. It’s a crazy, chaotic game. – Tiffeny Milbrett

112469. You can’t ask every player to do the same thing. That’s why we have amazing midfielders, defenders, forwards and keepers. You can’t ask them to be of the same mold. – Tiffeny Milbrett

112470. I’m not saying I didn’t have ample time to recover, ample time to get to my best, I felt this year I did fine. When I stepped on the field for the national team, I was ready and able to make an impact, to score goals, to create chances. – Tiffeny Milbrett

112471. I am somebody who… – I’m not saying I’m perfect, but I need that freedom, that ability to make mistakes out there. Because there’s a fine line between making a mistake or being brilliant. – Tiffeny Milbrett

112472. But that in and of itself this past year was not a factor in what I did for the national team every time I stepped out there, or in training, or when I stepped out there in the WUSA. – Tiffeny Milbrett

112473. I can’t pretend to be enjoying this. I can’t pretend I’m enjoying going out there and playing this style. – Tiffeny Milbrett

112474. I’ve known since I went to the national team when I was very young that I was a different bird. – Tiffeny Milbrett

112475. There is no credible evidence of the current exceptional global warming trumpeted by the IPCC. The IPCC is no longer behaving as an investigative scientific organization or pretending to be one. Their leaders betrayed the trust of the world community. – Grant Miles

112476. No administration could stop the tidal wave of immigration that swept over the land; no political party could restrain or control the enterprise of our people, and no reasonable man could desire to check the march of civilization. – Nelson A. Miles

112477. Whether or not our system of Indian management has been a success during the past ten, fifty, or hundred years is almost answered in the asking. – Nelson A. Miles

112478. To illustrate to the Indians the advantages the white race had in the telephone I divided a body of warriors from Sitting Bull’s camp into two parties and had them talk to each other over the telephone line. – Nelson A. Miles

112479. These are hallowed moments, when every American has reason to express his gratitude to Almighty God that it has been our good fortune to witness the light of this auspicious morn. – Nelson A. Miles

112480. The troops were occasionally occupied in pursuing scattered bands going north or south, and on three occasions the large camp of Sitting Bull ventured south of the Canadian border, and important expeditions were sent against them. – Nelson A. Miles

112481. The tide of immigration in Canada has not been as great as along our frontier. They have been able to allow the Indians to live as Indians, which we have not, and do not attempt to force upon them the customs which are distasteful to them. – Nelson A. Miles

112482. The more we study the Indian’s character the more we appreciate the marked distinction between the civilized being and the real savage. – Nelson A. Miles

112483. The intrusions of the white race and the non- compliance with treaty obligations have been followed by atrocities that could alone satisfy a savage and revengeful spirit. – Nelson A. Miles

112484. The Indians, however, could not migrate from one part of the United States to another; neither could they obtain employment as readily as white people, either upon or beyond the Indian reservations. – Nelson A. Miles

112485. Step by step a powerful and enterprising race has driven them back from the Atlantic to the West until at last there is scarcely a spot of ground upon which the Indians have any certainty of maintaining a permanent abode. – Nelson A. Miles

112486. Our relations with the Indians have been governed chiefly by treaties and trade, or war and subjugation. – Nelson A. Miles

112487. On the contrary, if they are treated with justice and humanity, proper example and the advantages of education given them, the coming years will be as bright and prosperous to the unfortunate race as the past has been dark and painful. – Nelson A. Miles

112488. Looking at the purpose of our government toward the Indians, we find that after subjugating them it has been our policy to collect the different tribes on reservations and support them at the expense of our people. – Nelson A. Miles

112489. It is unfair to suppose that one party has invariably acted rightly, and that the other is responsible for every wrong that has been committed. – Nelson A. Miles

112490. If we dismiss from our minds the prejudice we may have against the Indians we shall be able to more clearly understand the impulses that govern both races. – Nelson A. Miles

112491. If the graves of the thousands of victims who have fallen in the terrible wars of the two races had been placed in line the philanthropist might travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Lakes to the Gulf, and be constantly in sight of green mounds. – Nelson A. Miles

112492. For a time during the early settlement of this country peace and goodwill prevailed, only to be followed later by violent and relentless warfare. – Nelson A. Miles

112493. A Christian people who have for two hundred years kept a race in bondage, deprived of the advantages of civilization and religion, owe them a debt of gratitude which it would seem ungenerous to withhold. – Nelson A. Miles

112494. One hundred years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, the Spanish government issued a decree authorizing the enslavement of the American Indian as in accord with the law of God and man. – Nelson A. Miles

112495. There’s a little bit of hooker in every woman. A little bit of hooker and a little bit of God. – Sarah Miles

112496. I love young men, lots of them, your ancient masculine double standard. – Vera Miles

112497. I couldn’t kill a fly. – Vera Miles

112498. It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action. – Stanley Milgram

112499. The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority. – Stanley Milgram

112500. I had a marvelously happy childhood. – Darius Milhaud

112501. That’s my fun time so, to me, doing my homework, studying on what I do, watching the movies, listening to music, all that inspires me so I focus a lot on that and practice. – Christina Milian

112502. I moved here to California when I was 13 to pursue my acting career. – Christina Milian

112503. I signed to Def Jam and within two months, I heard that Ja Rule was looking for someone to do a song with. – Christina Milian

112504. I was living in Maryland and my first week was dreadful. My first week I actually got into a fight at school. – Christina Milian

112505. I would just love to do something where I’d have to train and work really hard and do one of those types of action movies, which a lot of women are doing now. – Christina Milian

112506. I would love to do some kind of mystery movie, or an action flick, something with that combination. – Christina Milian

112507. It wasn’t until I was about 17 or 18 years old that I got into music. – Christina Milian

112508. Living in Maryland, I saw that the opportunities were far greater in California than back home. – Christina Milian

112509. I like doing arts and crafts, so I would probably go to one of those fun little ceramic places and go paint some plates and do something fun like that. – Christina Milian

112510. Still, to this day I go back and listen to music that inspires me to write now. – Christina Milian

112511. When I meet somebody, I hang out with them, and it’s all good, but I don’t take it too seriously. – Christina Milian

112512. The actors I would like to work with are Julia Roberts, just because I’ve admired her work for a long time, well Brad Pitt. I think you know my reasons. – Christina Milian

112513. There hasn’t been one highlight that stands out… but touring and performing has been great. – Christina Milian

112514. Well, Tommy Lee Jones is a little bit more intimidating. He’s definitely a cowboy. He’s from Texas. – Christina Milian

112515. When I think of the definition of cool and when I look at people, John Travolta is really the definition of cool because, not only is he great in all his movies, but, as a person, he’s just really cool. – Christina Milian

112516. You have to be a strong person to be in music, especially. – Christina Milian

112517. My advice to someone to follow in my footsteps is to have patience. I’ve been doing this for twelve years. – Christina Milian

112518. But people who do not know me are surprised to see me as a real person I guess. – Christina Milian

112519. I have to have a little bit of time to myself right before whatever it is that I have to do because most of the time I’m sitting in my head convincing myself to calm down, all right, show down. – Christina Milian

112520. Also, my mom and family are very important to me and I know that this is not expected. – Christina Milian

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112521. Because I get nervous all the time. It’s weird but I think it’s fun and it’s refreshing. It’s always good to be that way. That keeps me appreciative of everything. – Christina Milian

112522. When we were doing the cheerleading for this, I was excited about doing it because I always wanted to be a cheerleader. I always wanted to but I didn’t get to because I was working. – Christina Milian

112523. Being in the music business is a totally different industry right there. – Christina Milian

112524. Even if I don’t have the money to take vocal lessons, I’ll practice in the house by myself singing out loud. – Christina Milian

112525. Even in relationships, I don’t get my hopes up or anything, especially not right now because I know I’m young and I’ve got plenty of time later in the future. – Christina Milian

112526. For one year I did go to Performing Arts School, and I had very weird friends. – Christina Milian

112527. I felt like a dork growing up so this is shocking. – Christina Milian

112528. I am also a hard worker and people are sometimes surprised to see that as well. – Christina Milian

112529. I am not greedy, so I would gladly give a song to someone else to sing if it makes more sense. – Christina Milian

112530. I did a theatrical musical, Annie Warbucks, when I was 11. We did a tour and we stopped by Los Angeles. – Christina Milian

112531. I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful. – Christina Milian

112532. I enjoy my fun time and everything like that but I love what I do. – Christina Milian

112533. I had actually been on tour in Japan and I had my own world tour that I was doing. I was used to doing a show for an hour, so I was always learning choreography. – Christina Milian

112534. I also have two dogs, a Chihuahua and a Yorkshire terrier, so if they like him, that’s a good sign. – Christina Milian

112535. Let the message go out – a new generation has taken charge of Labour which is optimistic about our country, optimistic about our world, optimistic about the power of politics. We are optimistic and together we will change Britain. – Ed Miliband

112536. The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom. – Ed Miliband

112537. The new generation of Labour is different. Different attitudes, different ideas, different ways of doing politics. – Ed Miliband

112538. Think of how we challenged the impression that we taxed for its own sake and that we were hostile to business. We were right to change. – Ed Miliband

112539. We began as restless and radical. Remember the spirit of 1997, but by the end of our time in office we had lost our way. – Ed Miliband

112540. Let’s start to have a grown up debate in this country about who we are and where we want to go and what kind of country we want to build. – Ed Miliband

112541. Well you can be the son of a Marxist and not necessarily be a Marxist in all your views. – Ed Miliband

112542. Yes, look, social class is definitely an issue in Britain, it is definitely an issue and I think that most people across the country would sympathise with the idea that there are lots of people with talent and ability all across this country who want to make more of themselves and part of the responsibility of government is to make that happen. – Ed Miliband

112543. It’s really important to say this. Often the faith schools were founded before the state provided education. I want good education in this country so I’m not going to slag off faith schools. I think that it’s important that people of different backgrounds and different faiths go to school together and many faith schools do that. – Ed Miliband

112544. We do not have to accept the world as we find it. And we have a responsibility to leave our world a better place and never walk by on the other side of injustice. – Ed Miliband

112545. Freedom and opportunity are precious gifts and the purpose of our politics is to expand them, for all our people. – Ed Miliband

112546. My beliefs will run through everything I do. My beliefs, my values are my anchor and when people try to drag me, as I know they will, it is to that sense of right and wrong, that sense of who I am and what I believe, to which I will always hold. – Ed Miliband

112547. The great thing is that whether we have faith or not, we are by and large very tolerant of people, whatever their particular view. – Ed Miliband

112548. And think of how we challenged the idea of a male dominated Parliament with All-Women shortlists and made the cause of gender equality central to our government. We were right to do so. – Ed Miliband

112549. I come from a generation that suffered school lessons in portacabins and crumbling hospitals. I tell you one thing, for the eighteen years they were in power the Tories did nothing to fix the roof when the sun was shining. – Ed Miliband

112550. I don’t believe in God personally but I have great respect for those people who do and different people have different religious views in this country. – Ed Miliband

112551. I suppose not everyone has a dad who wrote a book saying he didn’t believe in the Parliamentary road to socialism. – Ed Miliband

112552. I want to move to a world of no nuclear weapons but I want to do that through multilateral disarmament so that we all disarm together. – Ed Miliband

112553. Look, there is a sort of old view about class which is a very simplistic view that we have got the working class, the middle class and the upper class, I think it is more complicated than that. – Ed Miliband

112554. Yeah, there’s absolutely. I mean, remember when The Searchers came out, it was a relatively big hit for a Western, and I think it made 5 million bucks – I don’t even think it made that. – John Milius

112555. I’ve always had trouble with authority. – John Milius

112556. No, you’re either born a writer, a storyteller, or you’re not. – John Milius

112557. Matter of fact, the style that people use today, I invented in a way. – John Milius

112558. Most artists think they’re frauds anyway. – John Milius

112559. Most of the good executives do pretty well. Because to be a good executive you have to be strong, and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about – courage. – John Milius

112560. ‘m a general, I do something. I go out and fight wars and win them. – John Milius

112561. The filmmakers always have a great level of control. – John Milius

112562. There is a certain kind of respect for authenticity today that there wasn’t back in the days when they did ‘Cleopatra,’ where everything looked like a giant motel. People want to have it be authentic in the look, and authentic in the way people behave. – John Milius

112563. Writing requires a great deal of skill, just like painting does. People don’t want to learn those skills. – John Milius

112564. A lot of directors don’t know what they want to do. Every director I’ve seen that was a good director that I’ve admired knew exactly what he wanted to do. They didn’t sit there and think about it. – John Milius

112565. You know, I find it very strange when movies that I made that were just excoriated – I mean that I was just vilified for – are now looked at as classics. – John Milius

112566. I’ve always been able to survive by writing, though. – John Milius

112567. You never know when you’re going to be considered un-hip… The people that really pass judgment on you really have nothing to do with what you do, usually. – John Milius

112568. Yeah, I think that’s it… It’s like Jesse James. He became really popular because he lasted so long. You know, there is some degree of truth to the fact that time will dignify anything, too. – John Milius

112569. Egotism is not a good quality. It’s not something to be admired or even tolerated. It wouldn’t be tolerated in a field commander and it shouldn’t be tolerated in a movie director. – John Milius

112570. I think Francis at half form is better than anybody else by 50%, you know? I think it’s just that he has never… he has a late pick of the things that are ambitious enough for him. – John Milius

112571. A lot of people thought of me as a threat to Western civilization. – John Milius

112572. Everybody’s a filmmaker today. – John Milius

112573. Films are always pretentious. There’s nothing more pretentious than a filmmaker. – John Milius

112574. I also thought of myself as the Sonny Barger of the film industry. – John Milius

112575. I felt that the Star Wars series became very pretentious as time went on. Just heavy and leaden. – John Milius

112576. I find that screenwriting is at best kind of a hackwork in some ways. – John Milius

112577. I hardly said a word to my wife until I said ‘yes’ to divorce. – John Milius

112578. I mean, the old film critics just excoriated me. – John Milius

112579. I suppose when I started out I would have liked to have been the darling of critics or something, but everybody wants to be loved and admired. – John Milius

112580. I became a loner. I became a mountain man. A lot of those things are very good qualities and they help you do your work, help you be singular and keep the artistic integrity of your work intact, but they don’t make it very easy to live your life. – John Milius

112581. Also, they don’t understand – writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language. – John Milius

112582. All over the country, they’re reading about me, and the story doesn’t center on me being gay. It’s just about a gay person who is doing his job. – Harvey Milk

112583. The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, THAT my friends, is true perversion. – Harvey Milk

112584. Never take an elevator in city hall. – Harvey Milk

112585. My name is Harvey Milk and I’m here to recruit you. – Harvey Milk

112586. More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion. – Harvey Milk

112587. If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door. – Harvey Milk

112588. Hope will never be silent. – Harvey Milk

112589. Dedicated researchers seek better treatments and cures for diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s and every form of cancer. But these scientists face an array of disincentives. We can do better. – Michael Milken

112590. For those of us who have lost loved ones in their prime – as I did when my father and other relatives succumbed – even one of those years would have been a precious gift. – Michael Milken

112591. Exhortations to obstruct the operations of Government in detail, should; Exhortations to resist all. – James Mill

112592. It cannot be precisely known how any thing is good or bad, till it is precisely known what it is. – James Mill

112593. Every man should be considered as having a right to the character which he deserves; that is, to be spoken of according to his actions. – James Mill

112594. The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it. – John Stuart Mill

112595. No slave is a slave to the same lengths, and in so full a sense of the word, as a wife is. – John Stuart Mill

112596. Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure. – John Stuart Mill

112597. One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests. – John Stuart Mill

112598. Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of. – John Stuart Mill

112599. Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends. – John Stuart Mill

112600. Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth. – John Stuart Mill

112601. That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time. – John Stuart Mill

112602. The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time. – John Stuart Mill

112603. The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement. – John Stuart Mill

112604. The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine. – John Stuart Mill

112605. The only power deserving the name is that of masses, and of governments while they make themselves the organ of the tendencies and instincts of masses. – John Stuart Mill

112606. The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind. – John Stuart Mill

112607. The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself. – John Stuart Mill

112608. The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people. – John Stuart Mill

112609. The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power. – John Stuart Mill

112610. The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. – John Stuart Mill

112611. The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant. – John Stuart Mill

112612. Men might as well be imprisoned, as excluded from the means of earning their bread. – John Stuart Mill

112613. The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes. – John Stuart Mill

112614. Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative. – John Stuart Mill

112615. Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience. – John Stuart Mill

112616. The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign. – John Stuart Mill

112617. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. – John Stuart Mill

112618. A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life. – John Stuart Mill

112619. A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. – John Stuart Mill

112620. Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain. – John Stuart Mill

112621. All action is for the sake of some end; and rules of action, it seems natural to suppose, must take their whole character and color from the end to which they are subservient. – John Stuart Mill

112622. All desirable things… are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain. – John Stuart Mill

112623. All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions. – John Stuart Mill

112624. As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another. – John Stuart Mill

112625. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other. – John Stuart Mill

112626. Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. – John Stuart Mill

112627. Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained. – John Stuart Mill

112628. He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. – John Stuart Mill

112629. I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized. – John Stuart Mill

112630. I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. – John Stuart Mill

112631. If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind. – John Stuart Mill

112632. In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny. – John Stuart Mill

112633. It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being. – John Stuart Mill

112634. All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. – John Stuart Mill

112635. We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavouring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still. – John Stuart Mill

112636. There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home. – John Stuart Mill

112637. Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men. – John Stuart Mill

112638. What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs. – John Stuart Mill

112639. We have a right, also, in various ways, to act upon our unfavorable opinion of anyone, not to the oppression of his individuality, but in the exercise of ours. – John Stuart Mill

112640. Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind. – John Stuart Mill

112641. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. – John Stuart Mill

112642. War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. – John Stuart Mill

112643. If I can join hands with FIFA and other continental bodies to promote football globally, then I can do more than that to raise African football to new heights. – Roger Milla

112644. The president requested me to restore order in the national team. I have been designated to be part of the official delegation to Egypt to help boost the morale of our players. – Roger Milla

112645. They have very good individual players, but they need the collective game. And they still do not have it although there are now only six months left to go. – Roger Milla

112646. The greatest drawback in making pictures is the fact that film makers have to eat. – Ray Milland

112647. There will always be cheaters. It is human nature. It will never be 100 percent clean, in any sport. – David Millar

112648. Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any race or nation known to history, but the torch to be handed down from race to race from age to age. – Kelly Millar

112649. Racial and denominational schools impart to the membership of their communities something which the general educational institution is wholly unable to inculcate. – Kelly Millar

112650. Exaggerated self-importance is deemed an individual fault, but a racial virtue. – Kelly Millar

112651. All great people glorify their history and look back upon their early attainments with a spiritualized vision. – Kelly Millar

112652. Perfection cannot be defined or seen; it can only be found in your heart. – Kelly Millar

112653. Life is something that happens to you while you’re making other plans. – Margaret Millar

112654. Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness. – Margaret Millar

112655. The trick was really finding the appropriate publisher for each of the projects I’d devised. – Mark Millar

112656. Their argument, and I think it’s a correct one, is that they’ll make more money from the trades and the hardcovers if nobody messes with the creative team. – Mark Millar

112657. We’ve had really good mainstream publicity for these books and both Wanted and Chosen were snapped up as movie deals before each series even ended so I’m honestly just pinching myself. – Mark Millar

112658. The books are all very, very different so the publishers really had to be different too. – Mark Millar

112659. The animated books pay the lowest rates at the Big Two and you can forget about royalties. – Mark Millar

112660. Wanted has gone into second, third and fourth printings of the individual issues and the north American printings of Wanted #1 are now close to 100,000. – Mark Millar

112661. The breadth of the potential readership is also a factor. – Mark Millar

112662. I’m honestly as happy writing Superman Adventures as I am writing Wanted. – Mark Millar

112663. I didn’t break into comics to write fairytales or crime comics. – Mark Millar

112664. Artists, no matter how good their intentions, are always slower than they think. – Mark Millar

112665. I didn’t want the headache of having a publisher reviewing everything I wrote in advance. – Mark Millar

112666. I don’t see one as bring better or more literate than the other and there’s a real buzz to not only writing about a character I love like Superman, but also writing something that kids can enjoy. – Mark Millar

112667. I spent as much time writing proposals in ’98 and ’99 as I did writing scripts. – Mark Millar

112668. I think American audiences are quite interesting in that they can handle almost any amount of violence, but the moment the violence becomes sexual violence it immediately becomes an issue. – Mark Millar

112669. I wanted to portray very, very dark subject matter and a deceptively complex story in the brightest colours and simplest lines possible to leave the readers reeling. – Mark Millar

112670. I’d love to do something else for Avatar after this. – Mark Millar

112671. Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine. – Mark Millar

112672. Marvel books also feed into the smaller publishers and the fact that this is happening in the same month we’re launching Ultimate Fantastic Four is no coincidence. – Mark Millar

112673. However, if I can expand this to Top Cow or Avatar I’m helping the sales, however small, on my Marvel books because I’m almost certain to pick up some new readers. – Mark Millar

112674. Being the first to do something like this also registers a lot of attention that the line might not have gotten if all four books had just appeared from one company. – Mark Millar

112675. At the moment, I have it planned as a six or seven year experiment, but the books will only ever appear in bursts like this every couple of years and only with the best quality artists. – Mark Millar

112676. It’s been the most creatively liberating thing I’ve ever done and so I’m bringing some of that mad enthusiasm to Marvel for the next couple of years as they let me loose on some Marvel Universe titles you’ll be hearing about soon. – Mark Millar

112677. Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112678. Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112679. What the customer demands is last year’s model, cheaper. To find out what the customer needs you have to understand what the customer is doing as well as he understands it. Then you build what he needs and you educate him to the fact that he needs it. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112680. We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organized that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112681. The young are so old, they are born with their fingers crossed. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112682. The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112683. The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112684. Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world – it is thin. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112685. Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112686. My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends – it gives a lovely light! – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112687. Music my rampart, and my only one. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112688. It’s not true that life is one damn thing after another; it’s one damn thing over and over. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112689. I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112690. God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112691. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112692. Beauty is whatever gives joy. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112693. A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112694. Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

112695. The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend. – Agnes de Mille

112696. A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head. – Agnes de Mille

112697. To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. – Agnes de Mille

112698. Theater people are always pining and agonizing because they’re afraid that they’ll be forgotten. And in America they’re quite right. They will be. – Agnes de Mille

112699. The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary. – Agnes de Mille

112700. The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie. – Agnes de Mille

112701. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark. – Agnes de Mille

112702. No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently. – Agnes de Mille

112703. Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times. – Agnes de Mille

112704. Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. – Agnes de Mille

112705. The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate. – Agnes de Mille

112706. Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one’s own despised and unwanted feelings. – Alice Duer Miller

112707. When a woman like that whom I’ve seen so much, All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can, Spare you a moment, it means a man. – Alice Duer Miller

112708. If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends – you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue. – Alice Duer Miller

112709. Don’t ever dare to take your college as a matter of course – because, like democracy and freedom, many people you’ll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you. – Alice Duer Miller

112710. A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world. – Alice Duer Miller

112711. Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on. – Alice Duer Miller

112712. Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation. – Alice Miller

112713. Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings, those who are intimidated will be intimidating, those who are humiliated will impose humiliation, and those whose souls are murdered will murder. – Alice Miller

112714. Today I should not be identified with any kind of regressive therapy. – Alice Miller

112715. There are people who have benefited from therapy without being confronted with the past at all. – Alice Miller

112716. The results of any traumatic experience, such as abuse, can only be resolved by experiencing, articulating, and judging every facet of the original experience within a process of careful therapeutic disclosure. – Alice Miller

112717. The reason why parents mistreat their children has less to do with character and temperament than with the fact that they were mistreated themselves and were not permitted to defend themselves. – Alice Miller

112718. Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn. – Alice Miller

112719. It is very difficult for people to believe the simple fact that every persecutor was once a victim. Yet it should be very obvious that someone who was allowed to feel free and strong from childhood does not have the need to humiliate another person. – Alice Miller

112720. It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion – something that has always been disputed by the most respected schools of thought. – Alice Miller

112721. I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth. – Alice Miller

112722. Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to honor one’s parents and nowhere of a commandment that calls for the respect of a child. – Alice Miller

112723. Regression to the stage of early infancy is not a suitable method in and of itself. Such a regression can only be effective if it happens in the natural course of therapy and if the client is able to maintain adult consciousness at the same time. – Alice Miller

112724. I never played politics, I was never a party girl, and I never slept with any of the producers. – Ann Miller

112725. Honestly, I have had to live like a high priestess in this show. It is a very, very lonely life. When you work the way I work – that means hard – there’s no time for play. – Ann Miller

112726. The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism. – Arthur Miller

112727. The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less. – Arthur Miller

112728. Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You’ll never get out of the jungle that way. – Arthur Miller

112729. Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. – Arthur Miller

112730. The job is to ask questions-it always was-and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility. – Arthur Miller

112731. Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not. – Arthur Miller

112732. Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from. – Arthur Miller

112733. It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not? – Arthur Miller

112734. You specialize in something until one day you find it is specializing in you. – Arthur Miller

112735. Man must shape his tools lest they shape him. – Arthur Miller

112736. The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a computer down. the right season for that play, the right historical moment, the right tonality. – Arthur Miller

112737. The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes. – Arthur Miller

112738. The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it’s so accidental. It’s so much like life. – Arthur Miller

112739. What is the most innocent place in any country? Is it not the insane asylum? These people drift through life truly innocent, unable to see into themselves at all. – Arthur Miller

112740. Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action? – Arthur Miller

112741. Without alienation, there can be no politics. – Arthur Miller

112742. You cannot catch a child’s spirit by running after it; you must stand still and for love it will soon itself return. – Arthur Miller

112743. If I have any justification for having lived it’s simply, I’m nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There’s some value in that. – Arthur Miller

112744. I love her too, but our neuroses just don’t match. – Arthur Miller

112745. The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost. – Arthur Miller

112746. Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value. – Arthur Miller

112747. If I see an ending, I can work backward. – Arthur Miller

112748. A child’s spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back. – Arthur Miller

112749. A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself. – Arthur Miller

112750. A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can’t live that way you don’t stay. – Arthur Miller

112751. A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that’s what it’s for! – Arthur Miller

112752. All we are is a lot of talking nitrogen. – Arthur Miller

112753. Betrayal is the only truth that sticks. – Arthur Miller

112754. Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author. – Arthur Miller

112755. Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money. – Arthur Miller

112756. I’m the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime. – Arthur Miller

112757. He wants to live on through something-and in his case, his masterpiece is his son. all of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get more anonymous in this world. – Arthur Miller

112758. I think now that the great thing is not so much the formulation of an answer for myself, for the theater, or the play-but rather the most accurate possible statement of the problem. – Arthur Miller

112759. He’s not the finest character that ever lived. But he’s a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. – Arthur Miller

112760. I cannot sleep for dreaming; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I’d find you coming through some door. – Arthur Miller

112761. I have made more friends for American culture than the State Department. Certainly I have made fewer enemies, but that isn’t very difficult. – Arthur Miller

112762. I know that my works are a credit to this nation and I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act. – Arthur Miller

112763. In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera. – Arthur Miller

112764. I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self. – Arthur Miller

112765. Can anyone remember love? It’s like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume. – Arthur Miller

112766. That feeling is the same whether you’re on either side of the hundredths. Obviously, it’s great to win the world championship, but if you put down that kind of skiing, it’s awesome either way. – Bode Miller

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112767. My goal is the same as every year – to not hurt myself. – Bode Miller

112768. When you back off, it’s easier to do mistakes. For me it’s better to ski fast. – Bode Miller

112769. People in the U.S. will watch anything if it’s put in front of their face over and over again. I like to see what’s possible, more than anything. – Bode Miller

112770. Once the season starts for me, there isn’t a change in my focus, just a change in my tactics and strategies. – Bode Miller

112771. In some ways, that’s the story of my season – when I wasn’t making big mistakes, I was winning races and being on the podium. And when I made mistakes I was still fourth or fifth, just off the podium. – Bode Miller

112772. I always do the contrary of what my coaches tell me. – Bode Miller

112773. But there was no question in my mind that I was gonna still go for it. I was still going for the win. I wasn’t skiing for second or third place today, and in the end I think that’s probably what got me there. – Bode Miller

112774. It’s not quite as important who you beat as that you end up on top. – Bode Miller

112775. Cheese steaks are the gastronomic icons of this ethnic city. – Bryan Miller

112776. Square meals, not adventurous ones, are what you should seek. – Bryan Miller

112777. The disparity between a restaurant’s price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill. – Bryan Miller

112778. The Polo Lounge is like a fine old mink coat: opulent, dignified and warm. – Bryan Miller

112779. The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance. – Bryan Miller

112780. I came to Washington with a pledge to be a fiscally conservative. – Candice S. Miller

112781. We are learning more about the humanity of the unborn child. Science and truth support the prolife movement. – Candice S. Miller

112782. We share a wonderful, I think, physical or geographical heritage. – Dan Miller

112783. We’re also fairly stubborn, I think, fairly independent. We have our share of difficulties with our federal government, although I’ve tried to as I am here encourage a better way of discussing those problems. – Dan Miller

112784. The heart of our relationship, this natural environment that has blessed us really all along the west coast of North America, on both sides of the border we’ve realized that this incredible natural wealth comes with a price. – Dan Miller

112785. It’s easy to focus on the things that divide us. Sometimes too easy. – Dan Miller

112786. In one line of his poem he said good fences make good neighbors. I’d like to think that Alaska and British Columbia working together can prove that we can be pretty darned good neighbors without fences. – Dan Miller

112787. My view is that while you do occasionally have differences you ought to have a process where you can sit down and talk about things. How else do you solve problems? – Dan Miller

112788. You know, we have our differences, everybody does, honest, real differences, but I do believe strongly that we as neighbors are drawn together far more than we’re driven apart. – Dan Miller

112789. Washington, DC is to lying what Wisconsin is to cheese. – Dennis Miller

112790. Parenting is the most important job on the planet next to keeping Gary Busey off the nation’s highways. – Dennis Miller

112791. Police in Washington D.C. are now using cameras to catch drivers who go through red lights. Many congressmen this week opposed the use of the red light cameras incorrectly assuming they were being used for surveillance at local brothels. – Dennis Miller

112792. President Bush gave his first-ever presidential radio address in both English and Spanish. Reaction was mixed, however, as people were trying to figure out which one was which. – Dennis Miller

112793. The average American’s day planner has fewer holes in it than Ray Charles’s dart board. – Dennis Miller

112794. The death penalty is becoming a way of life in this country. – Dennis Miller

112795. The only way the French are going in is if we tell them we found truffles in Iraq. – Dennis Miller

112796. The radical right is so homophobic that they’re blaming global warming on the AIDS quilt. – Dennis Miller

112797. There’s nothing wrong with being shallow as long as you’re insightful about it. – Dennis Miller

112798. You’ve got bad eating habits if you use a grocery cart in 7-Eleven. – Dennis Miller

112799. What is guilt? Guilt is the pledge drive constantly hammering in our heads that keeps us from fully enjoying the show. Guilt is the reason they put the articles in Playboy. – Dennis Miller

112800. You know there is a problem with the education system when you realize that out of the 3 R’s only one begins with an R. – Dennis Miller

112801. What’s so touching is the way we fight the war right until the moment our business is taken care of and then we turn on a dime and we immediately start taking care of people. It’s like a shock and aw shucks campaign. – Dennis Miller

112802. A recent police study found that you’re much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run. – Dennis Miller

112803. One man’s Voltaire is another man’s Screech. – Dennis Miller

112804. The White House looked into a plan that would allow illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. The plan called for a million Mexicans to marry a million of our ugliest citizens. – Dennis Miller

112805. I lapsed into rude. – Dennis Miller

112806. Elected office holds more perks than Elvis’ nightstand. – Dennis Miller

112807. Now, I don’t want to get off on a rant here, but guilt is simply God’s way of letting you know that you’re having too good a time. – Dennis Miller

112808. A new poll shows that Senator Kerry’s support in the South is strongest amongst blacks. Kerry’s appeal to Southern blacks is obvious. He is a white man who lives far, far away. – Dennis Miller

112809. Born again?! No, I’m not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time. – Dennis Miller

112810. Human beings are human beings. They say what they want, don’t they? They used to say it across the fence while they were hanging wash. Now they just say it on the Internet. – Dennis Miller

112811. I rant, therefore I am. – Dennis Miller

112812. I’m a comedian, for God’s sake. Viewers shouldn’t trust me. And you know what? They’re hip enough to know they shouldn’t trust me. I’m just doing stand-up comedy. – Dennis Miller

112813. I’m like Bush, I see the world more like checkers than chess. – Dennis Miller

112814. If Clinton had only attacked terrorism as much as he attacks George Bush we wouldn’t be in this problem. – Dennis Miller

112815. It’s ironic that in our culture everyone’s biggest complaint is about not having enough time; yet nothing terrifies us more than the thought of eternity. – Dennis Miller

112816. Just put down 9/11… I think, on most things I’m liberal, except on defending ourselves and keeping half the money. Those things I’m kind of conservative on. – Dennis Miller

112817. Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card, because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of us are not going to care if they don’t find these weapons of mass destruction. It’s enough for a lot of us to see those kids smiling on that street again. – Dennis Miller

112818. Never ever discount the idea of marriage. Sure, someone might tell you that marriage is just a piece of paper. Well, so is money, and what’s more life-affirming than cold, hard cash? – Dennis Miller

112819. Here in Hollywood you can actually get a marriage license printed on an Etch-A-Sketch. – Dennis Miller

112820. The sky seemed filled with diving planes and the black bursts of exploding antiaircraft shells. – Dorie Miller

112821. The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He’s dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he’s a hero the whole time. – Frank Miller

112822. You can’t have virtue without sin. What I’m after is having my characters’ virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That’s how you test people. – Frank Miller

112823. What I want to bring back to superheroes with this project is a sense of play. Things have gotten so dreary. The heroes have gotten so ugly that even their muscles have muscles. – Frank Miller

112824. Think of me as the weathered sheriff coming back into Dodge ’cause the youngsters are shooting up the church and scaring the horses and not doing right by the women. – Frank Miller

112825. Sometimes the solitary voice can be the best one. – Frank Miller

112826. My feeling is that the hero has now been defined by phrases like the odious one that we were all raised with – crimes does not pay. Of course it pays, you schmuck. That’s not why we don’t do it. We don’t do it because it is wrong. – Frank Miller

112827. I will throw all my best efforts into it, my thoughts and political observations, but ultimately I want to create a narrative that keeps you turning the pages and leaves you with a sense that this thing has a reason for being there. – Frank Miller

112828. Today more than 20,000 communities participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. More than 90 insurance companies sell and service flood service insurance. There are more than four million policies covering the total of $800 billion. – Gary Miller

112829. The United States’ gasoline industry, as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita demonstrated, is remarkably fragile. And the process of how oil is pumped from the ground, turned into gasoline and distributed to consumers is complicated. – Gary Miller

112830. The price of crude oil accounts for 55 percent of the price of a gallon of gasoline, driven by global supply and demand. The United States depends on foreign sources of oil for 62 percent of our nation’s supply. By 2010, this is projected to jump to 75 percent. – Gary Miller

112831. The National Flood Insurance Program is a valuable tool in addressing the losses incurred throughout this country due to floods. It assures that businesses and families have access to affordable flood insurance that would not be available on the open market. – Gary Miller

112832. The Asian nation’s oil demand is expected to grow this year by 800,000 barrels per day and represents more than one-third of the total growth in global demand, according to the Energy Information Agency. – Gary Miller

112833. Rather than waiting to restore fiscal responsibility after we pass legislation, we must work to ensure we remain committed to it as we draft legislation. – Gary Miller

112834. Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable. – Gary Miller

112835. In the United States, oil demand is projected to grow by 340,000 barrels per day this year and gasoline demand is projected to grow nearly two percent, averaging 9.3 million barrels per day for the summer. – Gary Miller

112836. I became a general contractor in my early 20s. I have been in the business for over 35 years. – Gary Miller

112837. Today, currently, business owners can go out and find out if the person they are hiring is eligible to work here or if they are not. We need to think about how we are impacting workers. – Gary Miller

112838. Hospitals must provide emergency treatment to all who walk through the door, regardless of their citizenship status or ability to pay. – Gary Miller

112839. Global crude oil demand is increasing, particularly in places like China. – Gary Miller

112840. Energy companies, such as Chevron and Shell, and oil producing countries, such as Kuwait and Venezuela, pump crude oil from their vast land holdings and sell it on the world market. – Gary Miller

112841. Emergency health care for illegal aliens along the southwestern border is already costing area hospitals $200 million a year, with perhaps another $100 million in extended care costs. – Gary Miller

112842. California has the highest number of illegal immigrants residing in its borders. The estimated number of illegal alien residents in California was about 2.2 million, or nearly 32 percent of the total number of illegal immigrants in the United States. – Gary Miller

112843. An estimated 7 million illegal immigrants were residing in the United States in January 2000. This is double the size of the illegal immigrant population in January 1990 and constitutes 2.5 percent of the total U.S. population of just over 281 million. – Gary Miller

112844. An American worker should not expect his pay to be cut because somebody comes to this country illegally and is willing to work for less than he or she should be paid. – Gary Miller

112845. A variety of factors contribute to the price of gasoline in the United States. These factors include worldwide supply, demand and competition for crude oil, taxes, regional differences in access to gasoline supplies and environmental regulations. – Gary Miller

112846. In 2001, America ‘s hospitals provided nearly $21 billion in uncompensated health care services. – Gary Miller

112847. In 1973, America imported 30 percent of its crude oil needs. Today, that number has doubled to more than 60 percent. Gas prices are as high as they are now in part because we’ve had no comprehensive national energy policy for the past few decades. – Gary Miller

112848. The administration is using the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to cut the wages of people desperately trying to rebuild their lives and their communities. – George Miller

112849. The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again. – George Miller

112850. People looking at advertisements or reading their local newspapers would have had no idea that what they were reading was bought and paid for with their tax dollars. – George Miller

112851. President-elect Bush spoke in a forceful and candid manner that it is his passion that all children should have access to a first class education. – George Miller

112852. Why do you judge me as a musician, John? All I’m interested in is making money. – Glenn Miller

112853. I haven’t a great jazz band, and I don’t want one. – Glenn Miller

112854. I thought I had swell ideas, and wonderful musicians, but the hell of it, no one else did. – Glenn Miller

112855. By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don’t want the rhythm to hog the spotlight. – Glenn Miller

112856. I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots. – Henry Miller

112857. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. – Henry Miller

112858. Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil. – Henry Miller

112859. Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire. – Henry Miller

112860. I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth. – Henry Miller

112861. I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. – Henry Miller

112862. One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life. – Henry Miller

112863. Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race. – Henry Miller

112864. And what is the potential man, after all? Is he not the sum of all that is human? Divine, in other words? – Henry Miller

112865. I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital but rather as prematurely old, as a fruit which rotted before it had a chance to ripen. – Henry Miller

112866. Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him. – Henry Miller

112867. Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. – Henry Miller

112868. Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. – Henry Miller

112869. Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. – Henry Miller

112870. Chaos is the score upon which reality is written. – Henry Miller

112871. Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur. – Henry Miller

112872. Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself. – Henry Miller

112873. Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas pornography only adds to the murk. – Henry Miller

112874. Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery. – Henry Miller

112875. Analysis brings no curative powers in its train; it merely makes us conscious of the existence of an evil, which, oddly enough, is consciousness. – Henry Miller

112876. One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. – Henry Miller

112877. Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning. – Henry Miller

112878. If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. – Henry Miller

112879. If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. – Henry Miller

112880. Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything. – Henry Miller

112881. In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance. – Henry Miller

112882. In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other. – Henry Miller

112883. In the beginning was the Word. Man acts it out. He is the act, not the actor. – Henry Miller

112884. In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. – Henry Miller

112885. Instead of asking ‘How much damage will the work in question bring about?’ why not ask ‘How much good? How much joy?’ – Henry Miller

112886. It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir. – Henry Miller

112887. Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement. – Henry Miller

112888. It isn’t the oceans which cut us off from the world – it’s the American way of looking at things. – Henry Miller

112889. No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man’s front embraces the whole universe. – Henry Miller

112890. Life is 440 horsepower in a 2-cylinder engine. – Henry Miller

112891. What is not in the open street is false, derived, that is to say, literature. – Henry Miller

112892. Life is constantly providing us with new funds, new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility. In life’s ledger there is no such thing as frozen assets. – Henry Miller

112893. An artist is always alone – if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness. – Henry Miller

112894. Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang’s feeble imagination. – Henry Miller

112895. Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane. – Henry Miller

112896. Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything except his own nature. – Henry Miller

112897. Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines – these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm. – Henry Miller

112898. Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don’t take it too seriously. – Henry Miller

112899. No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance. – Henry Miller

112900. It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd. – Henry Miller

112901. The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble. – Henry Miller

112902. Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed. – Henry Miller

112903. The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we’re passing one another without a look of recognition. – Henry Miller

112904. The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death. – Henry Miller

112905. The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way. – Henry Miller

112906. The real enemy can always be met and conquered, or won over. Real antagonism is based on love, a love which has not recognized itself. – Henry Miller

112907. The prisoner is not the one who has commited a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over. – Henry Miller

112908. The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference. – Henry Miller

112909. The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love. – Henry Miller

112910. The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love. – Henry Miller

112911. The world dies over and over again, but the skeleton always gets up and walks. – Henry Miller

112912. The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. – Henry Miller

112913. The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order. – Henry Miller

112914. The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them. – Henry Miller

112915. The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens. – Henry Miller

112916. The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary. – Henry Miller

112917. The concert is a polite form of self induced torture. – Henry Miller

112918. The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. – Henry Miller

112919. Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge. – Henry Miller

112920. Plots and character don’t make life. Life is here and now, anytime you say the word, anytime you let her rip. – Henry Miller

112921. Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense. – Henry Miller

112922. One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one. – Henry Miller

112923. One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses. – Henry Miller

112924. The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is different, is evil, dangerous, or subversive. – Henry Miller

112925. We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets – we remember only. – Henry Miller

112926. Actors die so loud. – Henry Miller

112927. Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves. – Henry Miller

112928. When you know what men are capable of you marvel neither at their sublimity nor their baseness. There are no limits in either direction apparently. – Henry Miller

112929. When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat. – Henry Miller

112930. Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring. – Henry Miller

112931. If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms. – Henry Miller

112932. Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy; I drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern. – Henry Miller

112933. What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it? – Henry Miller

112934. The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts. – Henry Miller

112935. We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate. – Henry Miller

112936. All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. – Henry Miller

112937. We live at the edge of the miraculous. – Henry Miller

112938. We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy. – Henry Miller

112939. We do not talk – we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests. – Henry Miller

112940. Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing. – Henry Miller

112941. True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself. – Henry Miller

112942. To live without killing is a thought which could electrify the world, if men were only capable of staying awake long enough to let the idea soak in. – Henry Miller

112943. There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him. – Henry Miller

112944. There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy. – Henry Miller

112945. The worst sin that can be committed against the artist is to take him at his word, to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon. – Henry Miller

112946. The world is the mirror of myself dying. – Henry Miller

112947. What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs. – Henry Miller

112948. Their humble dwellings were of their own rearing; it was they themselves who had broken in their little fields; from time immemorial, far beyond the reach of history, had they possessed their mountain holdings. – Hugh Miller

112949. But the advice was not taken – Johnstone did emigrate to Canada, and did mortgage his pension; and I fear – though I failed to trace his after history – that he suffered in consequence. – Hugh Miller

112950. Donald had reached its further edge, and could hear the rush of the stream from the deep obscurity of the abyss below, when there rose from the opposite side a strain of the most delightful music he had ever heard. – Hugh Miller

112951. Life itself is a school, and Nature always a fresh study. – Hugh Miller

112952. Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them. – Hugh Miller

112953. Save for thee and thy lessons, man in society would everywhere sink into a sad compound of the fiend and the wild beast; and this fallen world would be as certainly a moral as a natural wilderness. – Hugh Miller

112954. They were, I doubt not, happy enough in their dark stalls, because they were horses, and had plenty to eat; and I was at times quite happy enough in the dark loft, because I was a man, and could think and imagine. – Hugh Miller

112955. The decline of manners, the cynical pursuit without shame or restraint of personal advantage and of money characterizes our times, not without exceptions, of course, but more than we ought to be comfortable with. – J. Irwin Miller

112956. I think most of us sense that it is a responsibility of the humanities to try to help better the conduct of human beings in their lives and manifold professional activities. – J. Irwin Miller

112957. I would be a poorer person if the only things I knew were what I had found out for myself. – J. Irwin Miller

112958. Business chief executive officers and their boards succumb to the pressures of the financial markets and their fears of takeovers and pour out their energies to produce quarterly earnings – at the expense of building their companies for the long term. – J. Irwin Miller

112959. The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word. – J. Irwin Miller

112960. The most important service to others is service to those who are not like yourself. – J. Irwin Miller

112961. We are afraid to face the hard questions. We are willing to tackle drugs, crime, and public education only if it doesn’t cost us any new taxes. – J. Irwin Miller

112962. Television preachers extract money from the poor to live in a style and to indulge in shameful acts which equal or outdo the worst of the Renaissance Popes. – J. Irwin Miller

112963. Major religions are examples of ‘noble lies’ aimed at uplifting human stature. – Jack Miller

112964. When someone has the desire to go to school and has the ability but can’t get into our schools, that’s wrong. Education drives the economy and the quality of life. – Jack Miller

112965. The only exercise I excel at is jumping to conclusions. – James Nathan Miller

112966. There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation. – James Nathan Miller

112967. Through his mastery of storytelling techniques, he has managed to separate his character, in the public mind, from his actions as president. He has, in short, mesmerized us with that steady gaze. – James Nathan Miller

112968. You’d be surprised how much fun you can have sober. When you get the hang of it. – James Pinckney Miller

112969. A man does not automatically become a public figure because he happens to build an empire out of chicken fat. – James Pinckney Miller

112970. This is the way I look when I’m sober. That’s enough to make a person drink, wouldn’t you say? – James Pinckney Miller

112971. I think it’s unconscionable for a Senator from Massachusetts to come down here and tell the people of Florida what’s right for them. It’s arrogant and irresponsible. – Jeff Miller

112972. In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another. – Jeff Miller

112973. I’ve often argued that oil and gas exploration is a state’s rights issue. It is abundantly clear that the State of Florida does not want drilling to negatively affect its beaches and shores. – Jeff Miller

112974. We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave society devoid of belief. – Jeff Miller

112975. The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. – Jeff Miller

112976. The marriage of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored in all cultures and by every religious faith. It’s in this institution that children are meant to be nurtured. We know this after thousands of years of human experience. – Jeff Miller

112977. The democratic process is only as great as the people who participate in it. – Jeff Miller

112978. The American flag, Old Glory, standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country. It is recognized from near and afar, and many lives have been lost defending it. – Jeff Miller

112979. The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic turnout in a presidential election year. – Jeff Miller

112980. That future depends on the values of self-government, our sense of duty, loyalty, self-confidence and regard for the common good. We are a diverse country, and getting more diverse. And these virtues are what keep this great country together. – Jeff Miller

112981. Second, the facility at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to national security. – Jeff Miller

112982. Reconciliation is a special budget procedure to change entitlement and tax laws. It cannot be filibustered and requires only a simple majority in the Senate to be passed. It is primarily intended for deficit and mandatory spending reduction. – Jeff Miller

112983. We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect. Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they are sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive. – Jeff Miller

112984. It is no secret that our tax code is drastically outdated and burdensome to all Americans. Fortunately, more and more people are aware daily of the inequities that arise from things such as the estate tax, and it has come to the forefront of Congress’ agenda. – Jeff Miller

112985. With a nation at war against terrorism and our men and women on the front line defending our homeland from abroad, resources need to be prioritized and allocated properly. – Jeff Miller

112986. I, in fact, have been involved in the construction of and the management of wastewater treatment plants. – Jeff Miller

112987. I have always been a firm believer in the longstanding American principle of having the right to bear arms and I will remain committed to see that this freedom is not infringed upon, revoked, or limited in any way. – Jeff Miller

112988. I continue to vote against such spending increases, but sometimes I think some of my Republican colleagues forgot that we were sent here to shrink the federal government, not to grow it. – Jeff Miller

112989. Far too often we see attention paid to the firearm and not the criminal. – Jeff Miller

112990. Every American knows there are government expenses that are absolutely not necessary. I disagree with the very idea that our government is spending $2.4 trillion in the most efficient manner. – Jeff Miller

112991. Democrats have no agenda, no plan for the future, and no sense of leadership. – Jeff Miller

112992. But recently it seems that each time I vote, I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for the benefit of political gain. – Jeff Miller

112993. As a taxpayer, I want to assure you that Republicans are doing everything we can to reduce wasteful spending. – Jeff Miller

112994. As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation’s existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books. – Jeff Miller

112995. All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice a faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief. – Jeff Miller

112996. According to the U.S. Census, the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules. – Jeff Miller

112997. It is not secret here in Congress we have not had the discipline in many instances to keep our hands out of the cookie jar of Social Security. Now to stop this I propose that in the future that Congress cannot get its hands on the money in the first place. – Jeff Miller

112998. And I think we as a people need to stop being disingenuous about what the Constitution provides for. It does not provide for this all-encompassing power that we’ve seen exercised over the last several decades. It’s what’s gotten us into this bankrupt position. – Joe Miller

112999. I believe that it is irresponsible, it is basically part of the crisis of leadership in D.C. to not look at Social Security and understand that there has got to be a solution posed. We’ve got to take a look at it and make sure that we create a solution so our seniors aren’t left out in the cold. – Joe Miller

113000. If we continue to allow the federal government to live beyond its means, we will all soon have to live beneath ours. – Joe Miller

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