180000 famous quotes part 25 – 24001 to 25000

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180000 famous quotes part 25 – 24001 to 25000

24001. There was splendid fighting on the part of the division on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. There was no faltering or hesitation. Each man went to work determined to carry anything in reason. – John Buford

24002. I have not been able to get any grain yet. It is all in the country, and the people talk instead of working. – John Buford

24003. I can do nothing with the enemy save observe him. – John Buford

24004. I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to sacrifice the brave men under my command. – John Buford

24005. I am disgusted and worn out with the system that seems to prevail. – John Buford

24006. Found everybody in a terrible state of excitement on account of the enemy’s advance upon this place. – John Buford

24007. General: I attempted to take Williamsport yesterday, but found too large a force of infantry and artillery. After a long fight, I withdrew to this place. – John Buford

24008. This is America, not a banana republic. – Vincent Bugliosi

24009. If you’re honest with yourself, you’re going to find out whether you truly love America, or whether your primary allegiance is to the Republican party. – Vincent Bugliosi

24010. It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story. – Vincent Bugliosi

24011. It’s my view that any conservative who loves his country has to be extremely concerned. – Vincent Bugliosi

24012. It’s unbelievable, there’s a book out attacking Gore, when he’s the most unfortunate loser in political history. – Vincent Bugliosi

24013. Just like I’m still angry with Simpson for getting by with two murders. – Vincent Bugliosi

24014. One of the people that wrote a forward to my book is Gerry Spence, whom I admire. Gerry is a friend of mine, and Gerry’s perhaps the leading criminal defense attorney in the country. – Vincent Bugliosi

24015. So I don’t blame Boies for the decision of the Court at all. – Vincent Bugliosi

24016. The felonious five in their Supreme Court decision never said Gore did anything improperly in Florida. – Vincent Bugliosi

24017. The Florida Supreme Court wanted all the legal votes to be counted. The United States Supreme Court, on the other hand, did not want all the votes to be counted. – Vincent Bugliosi

24018. The ruling in the Paula Jones case is so silly. – Vincent Bugliosi

24019. The votes of 60,000 Floridians were not counted. The Court threw out all 60,00 votes. And that’s what the newspapers around the country are counting now. – Vincent Bugliosi

24020. Incidentally, Boies, I’m sure, is a very fine lawyer. – Vincent Bugliosi

24021. These people have elevated audacity to symphonic and operatic levels. The Florida Supreme Court relied on new law to resolve the election dispute down there. – Vincent Bugliosi

24022. Within the pages of The Betrayal of America I prove that these justices were absolutely up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush. – Vincent Bugliosi

24023. Yeah, I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries, but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times. – Vincent Bugliosi

24024. You might not agree with me, but I always offer a lot of support. – Vincent Bugliosi

24025. There is no question at all that Manson was sending Tex, Sadie, Katie, and Linda out on his mission of murder. – Vincent Bugliosi

24026. I’m still angry with Simpson for getting by with two murders. – Vincent Bugliosi

24027. I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries, but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times. – Vincent Bugliosi

24028. I’m trying to finish my book on the Kennedy assassination. – Vincent Bugliosi

24029. I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing, as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer, so the audience is like a jury to me. – Vincent Bugliosi

24030. I think I present an overwhelming case that these five justices were up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush. – Vincent Bugliosi

24031. Although the evidence at this trial shows that Charles Manson was the leader of the conspiracy to commit these murders, there is no evidence that he actually personally killed any of the seven victims in this case. – Vincent Bugliosi

24032. A very beautiful honey blonde, Sharon Tate, looked into the eyes of the man who the evidence shows just four and a half months later would order her tragic and violent death. – Vincent Bugliosi

24033. And I think within the pages of The Betrayal of America I think I present an overwhelming case that these five justices were up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush. – Vincent Bugliosi

24034. A national legal organization is giving very serious thought to using The Betrayal of America as a legal basis for asking the House Judiciary Committee to institute impeachment proceedings against these five justices. – Vincent Bugliosi

24035. If it’s a close election, then it’s better for the Supreme Court to pick the president, whether or not he won the election. It’s just insane on its face. – Vincent Bugliosi

24036. I confess it, I love the camera. When it’s not on me, I’m not quite alive. – Genevieve Bujold

24037. I don’t like to intellectualize about my acting. – Genevieve Bujold

24038. I don’t sit around and study the pages of a script over and over again. – Genevieve Bujold

24039. I don’t worry whether the period is contemporary or three hundred years ago. Human beings are all alike. – Genevieve Bujold

24040. The main thing in acting is honesty, to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character. You can’t put anything into a character that you haven’t got within you. – Genevieve Bujold

24041. When you can’t do something truly useful, you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available, like snappy dressing. – Lois McMaster Bujold

24042. Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can’t trade for your heart’s desire is your heart. – Lois McMaster Bujold

24043. The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them. – Lois McMaster Bujold

24044. War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. – Lois McMaster Bujold

24045. What you are is a question only you can answer. – Lois McMaster Bujold

24046. An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. – Charles Bukowski

24047. Never get out of bed before noon. – Charles Bukowski

24048. Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. – Charles Bukowski

24049. Humanity, you never had it to begin with. – Charles Bukowski

24050. I don’t like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there. – Charles Bukowski

24051. I would be married, but I’d have no wife, I would be married to a single life. – Charles Bukowski

24052. If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence. – Charles Bukowski

24053. If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose. – Charles Bukowski

24054. Joan of Arc had style. Jesus had style. – Charles Bukowski

24055. Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste. – Charles Bukowski

24056. Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I’ll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities. – Charles Bukowski

24057. Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live. – Charles Bukowski

24058. The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting. – Charles Bukowski

24059. There will always be something to ruin our lives, it all depends on what or which finds us first. We are always ripe and ready to be taken. – Charles Bukowski

24060. To do a dull thing with style-now that’s what I call art. – Charles Bukowski

24061. You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics. – Charles Bukowski

24062. It’s possible to love a human being if you don’t know them too well. – Charles Bukowski

24063. We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men’s crapper of the local bar. – Charles Bukowski

24064. For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness. – Thomas Bulfinch

24065. The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection. – Thomas Bulfinch

24066. Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated. – Thomas Bulfinch

24067. We thus see that the Greeks of the early ages knew little of any real people except those to the east and south of their own country, or near the coast of the Mediterranean. – Thomas Bulfinch

24068. Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education. – Thomas Bulfinch

24069. The word knight, which originally meant boy or servant, was particularly applied to a young man after he was admitted to the privilege of bearing arms. – Thomas Bulfinch

24070. The word Chivalry is derived from the French cheval, a horse. – Thomas Bulfinch

24071. The preparatory education of candidates for knighthood was long and arduous. – Thomas Bulfinch

24072. The earliest form in which romances appear is that of a rude kind of verse. – Thomas Bulfinch

24073. It has, therefore, been a favorite boast of the people of Wales and Cornwall, that the original British stock flourishes in its unmixed purity only among them. – Thomas Bulfinch

24074. The Romans held Britain from the invasion of Julius Caesar till their voluntary withdrawal from the island, A.D. 420,- that is, about five hundred years. – Thomas Bulfinch

24075. If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation. – Thomas Bulfinch

24076. Shields were generally made of wood, covered with leather, or some similar substance. To secure them, in some sort, from being cut through by the sword, they were surrounded with a hoop of metal. – Thomas Bulfinch

24077. It was not till toward the end of the thirteenth century that the prose romances began to appear. – Thomas Bulfinch

24078. Mail armor continued in general use till about the year 1300, when it was gradually supplanted by plate armor, or suits consisting of pieces or plates of solid iron, adapted to the different parts of the body. – Thomas Bulfinch

24079. ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government. – Thomas Bulfinch

24080. Religion united its influence with those of loyalty and love, and the order of knighthood, endowed with all the sanctity and religious awe that attended the priesthood, became an object of ambition to the greatest sovereigns. – Thomas Bulfinch

24081. You increase muscle bulk by training against resistance. For example, weights. And in ballet, this isn’t the case. – Deborah Bull

24082. I’ve always believed that the facts about dancing are more interesting than the myths, and this was a great chance for me to explore how the human body does such incredible things. – Deborah Bull

24083. It’s not magic! It’s physics. The speed of the turn is what keeps you upright. It’s like a spinning top. – Deborah Bull

24084. A good dancer is an educated one, so don’t abandon school. – Deborah Bull

24085. Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable time in their lives, through adolescence, and while they are trying to work out who they are as people, never mind as a dancer. So train the whole person, not just the dancer. – Deborah Bull

24086. People often argue about this. Obviously one of the skills in performance is acting, and you can’t expect every Romeo to really be in love with their Juliet! – Deborah Bull

24087. It’s another myth that dancing distorts or destroys your feet. If you have the right shaped foot to start and a good, strong technique, your feet should be fine. – Deborah Bull

24088. I think the shape of our bodies has as much to do with the shape of our parents as it does with training. – Deborah Bull

24089. I think it’s useful to experience other types of dance and other cultures, and the life of a classical dancer these days is certainly not all tutus! So experience of other dance forms is a good idea. – Deborah Bull

24090. I have lots of interests, but it’s true that dancing is a very full-time job. – Deborah Bull

24091. I get to the theatre in plenty of time; I prepare my shoes in advance; I eat and drink the right things at the right time. The rest you have to leave to luck! – Deborah Bull

24092. I always recommend a sensible diet, including lots of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat. Dancers don’t need different fuel from other people – they just need more of it because they use more energy. – Deborah Bull

24093. Dancing’s not always stressful, but I always make sure that I’m prepared as I can be, both physically, mentally, and practically. – Deborah Bull

24094. Dancing is a tough career, but I’m glad I spent it at the Royal Ballet. – Deborah Bull

24095. As you get older, the physical abilities decrease, which is particularly frustrating because your brain gets so good! So as you are becoming less technically or physically able, younger dancers are emerging who need the space to perform. – Deborah Bull

24096. But you do have to start young as a dancer if you’re going to achieve the physical skills necessary. – Deborah Bull

24097. At the moment I’m enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I’m also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science. – Deborah Bull

24098. Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words. – Deborah Bull

24099. Because muscle is heavier than fat, dancers weigh more than you might think, but they are usually very lean. – Deborah Bull

24100. I do take class because I still dance, and yes, I do slip into class with the Royal Ballet from time to time. – Deborah Bull

24101. It’s not about weight, it’s about fitness, and one component of being fit is to have relatively low body fat, because fat is not very efficient, whereas muscle is. – Deborah Bull

24102. Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys. – Emma Bull

24103. They don’t know how the world is shaped. And so they give it a shape, and try to make everything fit it. They separate the right from the left, the man from the woman, the plant from the animal, the sun from the moon. They only want to count to two. – Emma Bull

24104. They want us to give up another chunk of our tribal land. This is not the first time or the last time. – Sitting Bull

24105. Only seven years ago we made a treaty by which we were assured that the buffalo country should be left to us forever. Now they threaten to take that from us also. – Sitting Bull

24106. When I was a boy, the Sioux owned the world. The sun rose and set on their land; they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today? Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them? – Sitting Bull

24107. What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian. – Sitting Bull

24108. What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken? – Sitting Bull

24109. What white man can say I never stole his land or a penny of his money? Yet they say that I am a thief. – Sitting Bull

24110. What treaty that the whites have kept has the red man broken? Not one. – Sitting Bull

24111. This nation is like a spring freshet; it overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path. – Sitting Bull

24112. You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am. – Sitting Bull

24113. Therefore, I do not wish to consider any proposition to cede any portion of our tribal holdings to the Great Father. – Sitting Bull

24114. There are things they tell us that sound good to hear, but when they have accomplished their purpose they will go home and will not try to fulfill our agreements with them. – Sitting Bull

24115. The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it. – Sitting Bull

24116. Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them. – Sitting Bull

24117. Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps. – Sitting Bull

24118. They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse. – Sitting Bull

24119. The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love. – Sitting Bull

24120. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows. – Sitting Bull

24121. I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle. – Sitting Bull

24122. Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country? – Sitting Bull

24123. Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit. – Sitting Bull

24124. In my early days, I was eager to learn and to do things, and therefore I learned quickly. – Sitting Bull

24125. If we must die, we die defending our rights. – Sitting Bull

24126. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man, he would have made me so in the first place. – Sitting Bull

24127. If I agree to dispose of any part of our land to the white people I would feel guilty of taking food away from our children’s mouths, and I do not wish to be that mean. – Sitting Bull

24128. It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land. – Sitting Bull

24129. I want to tell you that if the Great Spirit had chosen anyone to be the chief of this country, it is myself. – Sitting Bull

24130. I am here by the will of the Great Spirit, and by his will I am chief. – Sitting Bull

24131. I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place. – Sitting Bull

24132. He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart, he put other different desires. – Sitting Bull

24133. Every seed is awakened, and all animal life. – Sitting Bull

24134. Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows. – Sitting Bull

24135. Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love! – Sitting Bull

24136. I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were. – Sitting Bull

24137. God made me an Indian. – Sitting Bull

24138. Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. – Sitting Bull

24139. This depravation of our nature is nothing else but the blotting out of God’s image in us. – Heinrich Bullinger

24140. It’s nice because working in England I’m know for working in television and theater when you get a chance to come out, it is quite fun to be out from behind the mask. You need to let people know who you are. – Jeremy Bulloch

24141. Many years ago I was in another soap opera called The Newcomers which was on twice a week for three years. I really don’t think I could do another stint like that again. – Jeremy Bulloch

24142. My favorite pudding is good old English apple pie. – Jeremy Bulloch

24143. No, Jar Jar Binks was fine by me but probably went on a little bit too long. When they were in trouble and were battling, it should have been more serious and it became a bit too silly. – Jeremy Bulloch

24144. Other projects later this year, but I think it’s going to be a very very busy year this year with Star Wars and the re-release, so I’m sort of running about going backwards and forwards to America, Japan, Mexico. So there will be a lot of things to do. – Jeremy Bulloch

24145. Since the new film has been out, I’m doing quite a lot but then in July I will start doing things at home. I have to fix the house up, see the grandchildren and such. – Jeremy Bulloch

24146. Then there’s going to be another project I am involved with, in fact, I’m going back to film it next week. It’s a game for the Internet called Advance Warriors, and my character is Max, who is blind, but he has special powers. It will be a new game played on the Internet. – Jeremy Bulloch

24147. I have agreed to lend my voice to Nature’s Guard, an animated series which hopefully will go into production in the near future. The characters are all animals. My voice will be for a character named Longtail. – Jeremy Bulloch

24148. I’ve enjoyed it, I have seen it once at the premiere in London and it was very nice to be invited there. But I do want to see it again now. I want to sit and watch it as a fan rather than being there at the premiere with all the lights and such. – Jeremy Bulloch

24149. Some people come up and say they would like me to play Boba Fett again. – Jeremy Bulloch

24150. I think The Empire Strikes Back had everything. – Jeremy Bulloch

24151. I love doing this day, and George was exactly as he’s always been, very calm and very gentle, and if I’m in the final cut in the summer theater, I’ll be thrilled. If I’m not, well that’s the way things go. – Jeremy Bulloch

24152. I hope to continue working in film, television and theatre. – Jeremy Bulloch

24153. I have also just finished three weeks on a soap opera in England. The soap opera is a rather famous one called Crossroads. It was first on television 25 years ago, and it has recently been brought back. I play the part of a businessman called David Wheeler. – Jeremy Bulloch

24154. I’m not a singer, and I’m not a brilliant dancer. – Jeremy Bulloch

24155. I get offered a lot of science fiction work and there is a new project in the pipeline called Master Race, set in World War II, but that’s a little way off yet. – Jeremy Bulloch

24156. I always believe that most people could do it. I mean obviously I didn’t just sit and stand. I used to love cradling the gun and just posing with the hand cocked ready to fire the gun, and the costume helped a great deal. – Jeremy Bulloch

24157. All conventions are very enjoyable. The more variety you do, the better. – Jeremy Bulloch

24158. Democracy is not about making speeches. It is about making committees work. – Alan Bullock

24159. Bullock by name, and Bullock by nature. – Alan Bullock

24160. Hitler’s dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single law, the Enabling Law. – Alan Bullock

24161. Spending a weekend with Hitler would have been boring in the extreme, although you would have had a greater certainty in coming back alive. – Alan Bullock

24162. The corruption of people is to behave in an inhuman way. – Alan Bullock

24163. Does age matter? Time doesn’t matter. – Sandra Bullock

24164. Don’t corral me, and I’ll always come home. Just let me go out and play during the day. – Sandra Bullock

24165. Everyone does things for love. – Sandra Bullock

24166. Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a ‘bus movie.’ – Sandra Bullock

24167. Falling in love-you should go with it, regardless of whether or not your heart gets smashed. You’ll be a better person. – Sandra Bullock

24168. After a while, you have no idea how old you are because you’ve lied so many times. – Sandra Bullock

24169. Why is it that when we get older, we get more fearful? – Sandra Bullock

24170. I have a thing for red-haired Irish boys, as we know. – Sandra Bullock

24171. Women are like ovens. We need 5 to 15 minutes to heat up. – Sandra Bullock

24172. I don’t like guys who will lie down and take it. I want someone who’ll fight back. I like people who can argue well. – Sandra Bullock

24173. There’s something sexy about a gut. Not a 400-pound beer gut, but a little paunch. I love that. – Sandra Bullock

24174. The joke or the pratfall is easy for me to do. – Sandra Bullock

24175. No one has ever bought me underwear, and I’m a little bummed about that. Maybe it’s not such a big deal any more. – Sandra Bullock

24176. My first review for the TV movie The Bionic Showdown said I was as interesting as a bus ride. – Sandra Bullock

24177. Makeup is scary. When I do it myself, it’s just mascara, and sometimes I forget even to do that. – Sandra Bullock

24178. I’ve made mistakes, and I know why I made them, but I made that choice. Nobody’s ever made a choice for me. – Sandra Bullock

24179. I’ve lived next door to people all my life. I don’t know how cute they think I am. – Sandra Bullock

24180. I’ve done all my tricks. I’m tired of myself. – Sandra Bullock

24181. I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl. – Sandra Bullock

24182. I’ve been in enough films where the studio wanted that extra little cuteness to make it sellable. – Sandra Bullock

24183. I can install toilets. I know all about the wax ring. I can tile floors. I’m learning how to do basic wiring. – Sandra Bullock

24184. Great acting may be a turn-on, but it won’t make me fantasize about the person for a week. – Sandra Bullock

24185. Free is the best. Anything free is good. – Sandra Bullock

24186. I have an expensive hobby: buying homes, redoing them, tearing them down and building them up the way they want to be built. I want to be an architect. – Sandra Bullock

24187. I have these big piano-playing hands. I feel like I should be picking potatoes. – Sandra Bullock

24188. I love raw cookie dough, right out of the tube. The other thing I eat is marshmallow fluff. – Sandra Bullock

24189. I think every human being has a level of melancholy in life and in general. – Sandra Bullock

24190. I was a brownie for a day. My mom made me stop. She didn’t want me to conform. – Sandra Bullock

24191. I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good. – Sandra Bullock

24192. I didn’t want to tell the tree or weed what it was. I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature. – Wynn Bullock

24193. When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things. – Wynn Bullock

24194. It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers. – Bernhard von Bulow

24195. We must also win really sufficient and, above all, practical, guarantees for the freedom of the seas and for the further fulfilment of our economic and political tasks throughout the world. – Bernhard von Bulow

24196. This fact lays on us – so long as the maintenance of good relations with Russia seems to us worth an effort – the duty of satisfying Russia that she has no need to fear any invasion of her sphere of interests on Germany’s part. – Bernhard von Bulow

24197. The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in which she has taken part in modern times, gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated. – Bernhard von Bulow

24198. Mr. Chamberlain desires to avert the threat to England’s peace by making England, in alliance with Germany, stronger than her rivals and so to force them to renounce their hostile intentions against her. – Bernhard von Bulow

24199. For the sake of our interests, as well as of our honour and dignity, we were obliged to see that we won for our international policy the same independence that we had secured for our European policy. – Bernhard von Bulow

24200. English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power. – Bernhard von Bulow

24201. But it is a law of life and development in history where two national civilizations meet they fight for ascendancy. – Bernhard von Bulow

24202. Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea. – Bernhard von Bulow

24203. It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves. – John Bulwer

24204. No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24205. The easiest person to deceive is one’s self. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24206. The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24207. Talent does what it can; genius does what it must. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24208. Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24209. Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle at the onset. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24210. Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24211. One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24212. Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24213. O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24214. Master books, but do not let them master you. Read to live, not live to read. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24215. It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24216. The pen is mightier than the sword. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24217. One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24218. The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24219. The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man’s observation, not overturning it. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24220. There is no such thing as luck. It’s a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24221. There is nothing certain in a man’s life but that he must lose it. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24222. There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24223. Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24224. Two lives that once part are as ships that divide. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24225. We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24226. What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24227. What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24228. What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24229. Whatever the number of a man’s friends, there will be times in his life when he has one too few; but if he has only one enemy, he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24230. When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24231. In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24232. Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24233. If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24234. I cannot love as I have loved, And yet I know not why; It is the one great woe of life To feel all feeling die. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24235. If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24236. How many of us have been attracted to reason; first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24237. Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24238. Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24239. Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24240. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24241. Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24242. Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24243. Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24244. Art and science have their meeting point in method. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24245. Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24246. A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24247. A good heart is better than all the heads in the world. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24248. A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24249. In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24250. A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

24251. Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it’s irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look. – Conrad Bums

24252. There is no good reason for our cattle producers to have such limited market access. Our beef is the best in the world, and we need to be allowed to reach global markets. – Conrad Bums

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24253. This product is a compromise, and the nature of compromise is that you don’t get everything you want. – Conrad Bums

24254. I am seriously troubled by the proposed rapid consolidation in the telecommunications marketplace. – Conrad Bums

24255. America is like an unfaithful love who promises us more than we got. – Charlotte Bunch

24256. As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence against women becomes a government’s obligation, not just a good idea. – Charlotte Bunch

24257. Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women’s issues. – Charlotte Bunch

24258. I’d make a comment at a meeting and nobody would even acknowledge me. Then some man would say the same thing and they’d all nod. – Charlotte Bunch

24259. Our very strength as lesbians lies in the fact that we are outside of patriarchy; our existence challenges its life. – Charlotte Bunch

24260. People learn to lead because they care about something. – Charlotte Bunch

24261. Women have a lot to say about how to advance women’s rights, and governments need to learn from that, listen to the movement and respond. – Charlotte Bunch

24262. What is being called the UN ‘gender architecture’ is more like a shack. Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality. – Charlotte Bunch

24263. We need women leaders. But we need them to have a vision for something. – Charlotte Bunch

24264. There is no private domain of a person’s life that is not political, and there is no political issue that is not ultimately personal. – Charlotte Bunch

24265. Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture. – Charlotte Bunch

24266. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. – Chris Bunch

24267. We must fight as a race for everything that makes for a better country and a better world. We are dreaming idiots and trusting fools to do anything less. – Ralph Bunche

24268. To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up. – Ralph Bunche

24269. There are no warlike people – just warlike leaders. – Ralph Bunche

24270. If you want to get across an idea, wrap it up in person. – Ralph Bunche

24271. The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world. – Ralph Bunche

24272. Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals. – Ralph Bunche

24273. I’m very interested in charities. I help a lot of different charities. – Gisele Bundchen

24274. When I came to New York and I opened the window of the thirty-fifth-floor apartment, there’s light pollution and fog, and I couldn’t see my star. So I drew it on my wrist with a pen, but it kept washing away. Then I went to a tattoo parlor on Second Avenue and had it done. – Gisele Bundchen

24275. There’s a button that goes On and I’m On. And when I go On, there is almost no me; there is just a character who is doing all this. – Gisele Bundchen

24276. There is good in everything; it’s just how you choose to look at it. Everything that’s worth it has a price. For me to be a model – I had to leave my family. Do you think I liked that? No! There are sacrifices. Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow. – Gisele Bundchen

24277. The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become. – Gisele Bundchen

24278. It was my first scene. My first day. We could have started with me drinking a beer, something a little less than having Barbies touching each other. But they started with that. – Gisele Bundchen

24279. I feel grateful because I have a lot of love in my life. I found the person I’m sharing my life with. I have a good man. – Gisele Bundchen

24280. If you have your wife, and you are proud of something she’s done, wouldn’t you go and support her in something? That is what I was trying to do. – Gisele Bundchen

24281. I’m not an actress, you know. I don’t know what’s going on. And I’m supposed to be the villain. – Gisele Bundchen

24282. I’m a workaholic. I’ve been doing my job for a long time. – Gisele Bundchen

24283. I don’t like parties. I prefer something more intimate, just for the closest people. – Gisele Bundchen

24284. It was like two different photographers, and shot in three different locations and it was really fun to do. There were 12 beautiful girls in it. It was great. – Gisele Bundchen

24285. I don’t wear fur and I understand their cause. I am the biggest animal lover in the world. I have four dogs and two horses, and I have rescued animals all my life. – Gisele Bundchen

24286. I think it’s better when you’re natural, when you just do whatever you want, instead of doing classes where I see all these other people holding back because they’ve been trained with certain skills or techniques. I’m like, whatever. – Gisele Bundchen

24287. I don’t like Paris so much, and it’s only eight shows. I mean, don’t tell them that, of course. But everyone always thinks they’re so important. And I’m sure they are. But to me, my happiness is more important. – Gisele Bundchen

24288. I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds. – Gisele Bundchen

24289. I believe in feeling connected. Love is something that grows, that comes from nourishment; it builds. But there is a great feeling that happens, that is telling you, I don’t want to leave this room! – Gisele Bundchen

24290. I cannot put this poison on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic. – Gisele Bundchen

24291. I felt like my pregnancy was a sacred moment for me. I stayed in Boston and I didn’t work apart from the contracts I have, and then I only let them use my face. – Gisele Bundchen

24292. I never really thought about being an actress or being anything like that. I was always a bit scared as well because of the thing about models becoming an actress and all that. – Gisele Bundchen

24293. Although war is evil, it is occasionally the lesser of two evils. – McGeorge Bundy

24294. I was never able to convince myself that there was a cost-free alternative course, as from 1961, or that any of the different strategies since proposed, especially those involving stronger military action, would have made sense. – William P. Bundy

24295. We seek no wider war. – William P. Bundy

24296. Shake was a dramatist of note; He lived by writing things to quote. – H. C. Bunner

24297. Shakespeare was a dramatist of note who lived by writing things to quote. – H. C. Bunner

24298. The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard. – Jim Bunning

24299. The perception is that baseball’s players’ union is protecting players to use steroids and other illegal performance-enhancing drugs. – Jim Bunning

24300. We must send the message that if you use illegal drugs, you will pay the ultimate price by not playing an entire season. And if you get caught again, you will be banished for life. – Jim Bunning

24301. We no longer have a free market in the United States, we have a government controlled free market. – Jim Bunning

24302. The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War. – Jim Bunning

24303. The family farm is the foundation for who we are as a Commonwealth. And for over a century, the family farm in Kentucky has centered around one crop: tobacco. – Jim Bunning

24304. No company fails in communist China, because they’re all partly owned by the government. – Jim Bunning

24305. It seems as though there are Members in this body who want to filibuster just about everything we try to do, whether it is stopping judicial nominations, the Energy bill, or this Medicare bill. – Jim Bunning

24306. From watching the news one would think the Iraqis want us out of their country. But an overwhelming majority of Iraqis support our involvement there. Our freedom is contagious and we helped liberate them. – Jim Bunning

24307. Today, Medicare provides health insurance to about 40 million seniors and disabled individuals each year. The number is only expected to grow as the baby boomers begin retiring. – Jim Bunning

24308. Difficult times require difficult decisions. But supporting this bill shouldn’t be a difficult decision. – Jim Bunning

24309. But let there be no misunderstanding. The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War. – Jim Bunning

24310. A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed, and strong families with a man and a woman – bonded together for life – always have been, and always will be, the key to such families. – Jim Bunning

24311. Here’s to our wives and sweethearts – may they never meet. – John Bunny

24312. Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent? – Basil Bunting

24313. The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion; and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is confusing and destructive to try and explain anything in terms of anything else, poetry in terms of psychology. – Basil Bunting

24314. To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity. – Basil Bunting

24315. Whether you listen to a piece of music, or a poem, or look at a picture or a jug, or a piece of sculpture, what matters about it is not what it has in common with others of its kind, but what is singularly its own. – Basil Bunting

24316. Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself. – Basil Bunting

24317. Be yourself, take control of your life. – Emma Bunton

24318. I’m not a big sports fan, but I love it when they “slam dunk.” That’s sexy. – Emma Bunton

24319. I’m not a pop star. – Emma Bunton

24320. Be sweet, be good, and honest always. – Emma Bunton

24321. I love shopping, especially food shopping. – Emma Bunton

24322. I don’t think I will ever get tired of wearing pink. – Emma Bunton

24323. Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I’d love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers. – Luis Bunuel

24324. The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time. – Luis Bunuel

24325. Thank God I’m an atheist. – Luis Bunuel

24326. In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival. – Luis Bunuel

24327. If you were to ask me if I’d ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I’d have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead. – Luis Bunuel

24328. God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed. – Luis Bunuel

24329. Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether. – Luis Bunuel

24330. Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese. – Luis Bunuel

24331. A paranoiac like a poet, is born, not made. – Luis Bunuel

24332. I can only wait for the final amnesia, the one that can erase an entire life. – Luis Bunuel

24333. Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake. – John Bunyan

24334. One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner. – John Bunyan

24335. Words easy to be understood do often hit the mark; when high and learned ones do only pierce the air. – John Bunyan

24336. There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair. – John Bunyan

24337. In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words with out a heart. – John Bunyan

24338. When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart. – John Bunyan

24339. If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot. – John Bunyan

24340. He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more. – John Bunyan

24341. My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it. – John Bunyan

24342. My only aversion to vice, is the price. – Victor Buono

24343. If you violate Nature’s laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman. – Luther Burbank

24344. The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love. – Luther Burbank

24345. The scientist is a lover of truth for the very love of truth itself, wherever it may lead. – Luther Burbank

24346. Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature. – Luther Burbank

24347. Less than fifteen per cent of the people do any original thinking on any subject. The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think. – Luther Burbank

24348. In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living. – Luther Burbank

24349. We must return to nature and nature’s god. – Luther Burbank

24350. If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed. – Luther Burbank

24351. I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection. – Luther Burbank

24352. Heredity is nothing but stored environment. – Luther Burbank

24353. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while. – Luther Burbank

24354. Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. – Luther Burbank

24355. It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while. – Luther Burbank

24356. In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war. It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden. The damage is far greater than photographs can show. – Wilfred Burchett

24357. Vietnamese must be made to feel that they are racial inferiors with no right to national identity. – Wilfred Burchett

24358. The police chief of Hiroshima welcomed me eagerly as the first Allied correspondent to reach the city. – Wilfred Burchett

24359. When you arrive in Hiroshima you can look around and for 25 and perhaps 30 square miles you can see hardly a building. It gives you an empty feeling in the stomach to see such man-made devastation. – Wilfred Burchett

24360. Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion, there was no trace. They vanished. The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was so great that they burned instantly to ashes – except that there were no ashes. – Wilfred Burchett

24361. My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima was that the question of the social responsibility of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever. – Wilfred Burchett

24362. My anger with the US was not at first, that they had used that weapon – although that anger came later. – Wilfred Burchett

24363. It was necessary to bluff the Japanese camp commanders, with whatever authority I could muster, that I had come officially to ensure that the surrender terms were being complied with and that living conditions for the POWs were being immediately improved. – Wilfred Burchett

24364. Hundreds and hundreds of the dead were so badly burned in the terrific heat generated by the bomb that it was not even possible to tell whether they were men or women, old or young. – Wilfred Burchett

24365. Ho joined the French socialist party, the first Vietnamese to be a member of a French political party. – Wilfred Burchett

24366. Hiroshima had a profound effect upon me. – Wilfred Burchett

24367. Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence. – Wilfred Burchett

24368. France turned a deaf ear to the demands, but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina. – Wilfred Burchett

24369. Could anything justify the extermination of civilians on such a scale? – Wilfred Burchett

24370. And just as there was something of every Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh so there is something of Ho Chi Minh in almost every present-day Vietnamese, so strong is his imprint on the Vietnamese nation. – Wilfred Burchett

24371. As in all his subsequent dealings with France, Ho Chi Minh’s demands were a model of modesty. – Wilfred Burchett

24372. The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact. – Julie Burchill

24373. Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth… suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully. – Julie Burchill

24374. Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death’s perfect punctuation mark is a smile. – Julie Burchill

24375. Whenever I am sent a new book on the lively arts, the first thing I do is look for myself in the index. – Julie Burchill

24376. It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it’s not, it’s a visa, and it runs out fast. – Julie Burchill

24377. A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold. – Julie Burchill

24378. A good part – and definitely the most fun part – of being a feminist is about frightening men. – Julie Burchill

24379. As with most liberal sexual ideas, what makes the world a better place for men invariably makes it a duller and more dangerous place for women. – Julie Burchill

24380. Show me a frigid women and, nine times out of ten, I’ll show you a little man. – Julie Burchill

24381. I don’t think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way. He just decided to exit when he wanted to. – Eric Burdon

24382. Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you, you’ve got to help pay for piping. And the Piper! – Abigail Van Buren

24383. True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance. – Abigail Van Buren

24384. The less you talk, the more you’re listened to. – Abigail Van Buren

24385. People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes. – Abigail Van Buren

24386. Never give a golfer an ultimatum unless you’re prepared to lose. – Abigail Van Buren

24387. Loneliness is the ultimate poverty. – Abigail Van Buren

24388. It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from “Dear Abby” instead of going to Mom and Dad. – Abigail Van Buren

24389. If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. – Abigail Van Buren

24390. If you want a place in the sun, you’ve got to put up with a few blisters. – Abigail Van Buren

24391. If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires. – Abigail Van Buren

24392. A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. – Abigail Van Buren

24393. It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can’t speak for my twin sister. – Abigail Van Buren

24394. There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who walk into a room and say, “There you are” and those who say, “Here I am” – Abigail Van Buren

24395. Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs; but always by exciting the multitude. The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results, the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe. – Martin Van Buren

24396. The case of the Seminoles constitutes at present the only exception to the successful efforts of the Government to remove the Indians to the homes assigned them west of the Mississippi. – Martin Van Buren

24397. The condition of the tribes which occupy the country set apart for them in the West is highly prosperous, and encourages the hope of their early civilization. They have for the most part abandoned the hunter state and turned their attention to agricultural pursuits. – Martin Van Buren

24398. With respect to the northeastern boundary of the United States, no official correspondence between this Government and that of Great Britain has passed since that communicated to Congress toward the close of their last session. – Martin Van Buren

24399. The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought. – Martin Van Buren

24400. With European powers no new subjects of difficulty have arisen, and those which were under discussion, although not terminated, do not present a more unfavorable aspect for the future preservation of that good understanding which it has ever been our desire to cultivate. – Martin Van Buren

24401. The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity. – Martin Van Buren

24402. The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant. – Martin Van Buren

24403. The people under our system, like the king in a monarchy, never dies. – Martin Van Buren

24404. There is a power in public opinion in this country – and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers – which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens. – Martin Van Buren

24405. We remain at peace with all nations, and no efforts on my part consistent with the preservation of our rights and the honor of the country shall be spared to maintain a position so consonant to our institutions. – Martin Van Buren

24406. Our country presents on every side the evidences of that continued favor under whose auspices it, has gradually risen from a few feeble and dependent colonies to a prosperous and powerful confederacy. – Martin Van Buren

24407. The connection which formerly existed between the Government and banks was in reality injurious to both, as well as to the general interests of the community at large. – Martin Van Buren

24408. The United States have fulfilled in good faith all their treaty stipulations with the Indian tribes, and have in every other instance insisted upon a like performance of their obligations. – Martin Van Buren

24409. Between Russia and the United States sentiments of good will continue to be mutually cherished. – Martin Van Buren

24410. The law increasing and organizing the military establishment of the United States has been nearly carried into effect, and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season. – Martin Van Buren

24411. On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice confided on my illustrious predecessor, and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well, I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous task with equal ability and success. – Martin Van Buren

24412. Banks properly established and conducted are highly useful to the business of the country, and will doubtless continue to exist in the States so long as they conform to their laws and are found to be safe and beneficial. – Martin Van Buren

24413. Every proper exertion has been made and will be continued to carry out the wishes of Congress in relation to the tobacco trade, as indicated in the several resolutions of the House of Representatives and the legislation of the two branches. – Martin Van Buren

24414. For myself, therefore, I desire to declare that the principle that will govern me in the high duty to which my country calls me is a strict adherence to the letter and spirit of the Constitution as it was designed by those who framed it. – Martin Van Buren

24415. I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men… in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor. – Martin Van Buren

24416. In a government whose distinguishing characteristic should be a diffusion and equalization of its benefits and burdens the advantage of individuals will be augmented at the expense of the community at large. – Martin Van Buren

24417. It affords me sincere pleasure to be able to apprise you of the entire removal of the Cherokee Nation of Indians to their new homes west of the Mississippi. – Martin Van Buren

24418. It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment. – Martin Van Buren

24419. No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration. – Martin Van Buren

24420. Mutual forbearance and reciprocal concessions: thro’ their agency the Union was established – the patriotic spirit from which they emanated will forever sustain it. – Martin Van Buren

24421. If laws acting upon private interests can not always be avoided, they should be confined within the narrowest limits, and left wherever possible to the legislatures of the States. – Martin Van Buren

24422. My conviction of the necessity of further legislative provisions for the safe-keeping and disbursement of the public moneys and my opinion in regard to the measures best adapted to the accomplishment of those objects have been already submitted to you. – Martin Van Buren

24423. As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it. – Martin Van Buren

24424. We may have lured judges into roaming at large in the constitutional field. – Warren E. Burger

24425. The trial of a case is a three-legged stool – a judge and two advocates. – Warren E. Burger

24426. There can be no assumption that today’s majority is “right” and the Amish and others like them are “wrong.” A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different. – Warren E. Burger

24427. There can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society. – Warren E. Burger

24428. To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching. – Warren E. Burger

24429. We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians. – Warren E. Burger

24430. Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times. – Warren E. Burger

24431. Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen. – Warren E. Burger

24432. Trials by the adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood. – Warren E. Burger

24433. However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises. – Warren E. Burger

24434. Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life. – Warren E. Burger

24435. Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America. – Warren E. Burger

24436. Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values. – Warren E. Burger

24437. A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences: swift arrest, prompt trial, certain penalty and – at some point – finality of judgment. – Warren E. Burger

24438. It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house. – Warren E. Burger

24439. It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this Court nearly two centuries to “discover” a constitutional mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing. – Warren E. Burger

24440. Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don’t know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy. – Anthony Burgess

24441. Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets. – Anthony Burgess

24442. One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going. – Anthony Burgess

24443. Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare. – Anthony Burgess

24444. The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. – Anthony Burgess

24445. The downtrodden are the great creators of slang. – Anthony Burgess

24446. The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it. – Anthony Burgess

24447. To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art. – Anthony Burgess

24448. It’s always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. To remember where you come from is part of where you’re going. – Anthony Burgess

24449. We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation. – Anthony Burgess

24450. The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon. – Anthony Burgess

24451. If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others. – Anthony Burgess

24452. I didn’t think; I experimented. – Anthony Burgess

24453. He said it was artificial respiration, but now I find I am to have his child. – Anthony Burgess

24454. Every dogma has its day. – Anthony Burgess

24455. Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library: 10,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30,000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20,000. – Anthony Burgess

24456. Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace. – Anthony Burgess

24457. Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. – Anthony Burgess

24458. A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although… he may be permitted to be an intellectual. – Anthony Burgess

24459. Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through. – Anthony Burgess

24460. Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. – Anthony Burgess

24461. If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead. – Gelett Burgess

24462. To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life. – Gelett Burgess

24463. The mass media in the days of newspapers and television it’s hard to be able to find a story that’s about just what you’re interested in at the time you’re interested in it. – Guy Burgess

24464. The roster of Nobel Peace Prize winners, though it has some strange people on it from time to time, tends to feature folks who fought for social justice in a nonviolent and constructive way somehow. – Guy Burgess

24465. We have different personalities and different skills and the kind of things that we do, we can do together that neither of us can do separately. We’ve been working together so closely that it’s kind of hard to decide what’s my work and what’s her work, it’s ours really. – Guy Burgess

24466. Sometime they don’t let you know that they know that they don’t know everything, but the core of the medical approach is that you try to identify pathologies, which are subsystems within the human body or the larger system that are having undesirable consequences. – Guy Burgess

24467. To be able to detect the outbreak of avian flu anywhere in the world is going to require a partnership of several countries that will share information and samples, but it is important to remember a threat anywhere is a threat everywhere. – Michael Burgess

24468. With the absence of a flu vaccination last year, I did not take a flu shot; but there is still some immunity that carries over from year to year; but about every 30 years, there is a major change in the genetics of the flu virus. – Michael Burgess

24469. We saw in 2003 the beginnings of an outbreak of an illness called SARS. SARS ended up killing 800 people which is a significant number of deaths, but nowhere near as high as it could have been. – Michael Burgess

24470. Your Guardians of Freedom is a new program that enables unit commanders and Airmen to quickly communicate with people affected by and interested in the mobilization and deployment of military people. – Michael Burgess

24471. When Medicare was first enacted in 1965, it provided coverage for hospitalization, doctor visits and surgeries, but there was no coverage for prescription medications. – Michael Burgess

24472. Well, I have also believed in empowering the individual and believe there is a degree of inertia in big government that hampers the ability to respond to a rapidly evolving crisis. – Michael Burgess

24473. We strive for error-free medicine in a world that is sometimes all too human. – Michael Burgess

24474. There are no bona fide treatments available for embryonic stem cells. There is nothing in the laboratory, and there is certainly nothing in the clinics available to patients. – Michael Burgess

24475. The Leadership Training Institute of America trains and equips young men and women to be leaders with high standards of personal morality and integrity. – Michael Burgess

24476. The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics. – Michael Burgess

24477. Our Nation is in great need of young men and women of character to lead in every arena of our society. – Michael Burgess

24478. The fact remains that most of us are anesthetized to the true cost and true value of long term care insurance. – Michael Burgess

24479. Today, nuclear power provides 20 percent of power in the United States. – Michael Burgess

24480. As a Republican, I am all for competition. – Michael Burgess

24481. Most Americans have some experience with nursing homes or other long term care settings, and nearly half have had a family member or close friend in a home in the past three years. – Michael Burgess

24482. Our community in North Texas is fortunate to have two thriving airports. We serve millions of satisfied customers and employ hundreds of thousands of North Texans. We should not jeopardize that which is working well already. – Michael Burgess

24483. On January 1, 2006, Medicare will begin to offer a prescription drug benefit, and for the first time, it will place an emphasis on preventive care and early treatment of disease. – Michael Burgess

24484. Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy. – Michael Burgess

24485. Nuclear power is here to stay, and we need to support a strong domestic uranium industry. – Michael Burgess

24486. Nuclear power is an important part of our domestic fuel mix. – Michael Burgess

24487. No one can truly be prepared for such devastation and pure malevolence, but the United Kingdom can always look to the United States as an ally resolved to stand firm in the war on terrorism. – Michael Burgess

24488. In times such as these, people should recognize that evil knows no borders, knows no limits and knows no compassion. Those around the globe that value freedom must continue to persevere even in the darkest of times. – Michael Burgess

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24489. In my district back in Texas, significant because we have a big solar panel production plant in Keller, Texas, we have a wind turbine plant in Gainesville, Texas, up in Cook Country. – Michael Burgess

24490. In a system where the cost of care is hidden by taxes levied on your income, property, and business activities, it is no wonder why so many Americans rely on Medicaid to pay their long term care. – Michael Burgess

24491. Especially today, given the tight fiscal situation that many States and localities face, the use of transportation facilities that pay for themselves without additional Federal funding is essential. – Michael Burgess

24492. And, finally, as a Republican, I believe it is important to keep our word and keep our covenant, and that is exactly what we should do with the Wright amendment today. – Michael Burgess

24493. I believe that States should be credited for their non-Federal investment in revenue-generating transportation facilities to address their regional transportation needs. – Michael Burgess

24494. I was just a kid, but I was a rotten kid. – Gary Burghoff

24495. I don’t vote for the guy I trust. I vote for the guy who trusts me the most. – Gary Burghoff

24496. My son gave me the permission to accept my success. – Gary Burghoff

24497. The major deterrent to war is in a man’s mind. – Arleigh Burke

24498. There never is a convenient place to fight a war when the other man starts it. – Arleigh Burke

24499. Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates. – Arleigh Burke

24500. But if people will laugh at my work and keep a sound roof over my head, who am I to complain? – Billie Burke

24501. A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face. – Billie Burke

24502. An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married. – Billie Burke

24503. Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese. – Billie Burke

24504. If I ever loved a man better than I love my art, I should marry him and leave the stage. But I have never met such a man. – Billie Burke

24505. There is no reason why marriage should necessarily compel an actress to forego her career. – Billie Burke

24506. Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese. – Billie Burke

24507. I think when an actress marries she should leave the stage. She cannot be happy if she is married and remains on the stage. She must care more for her art or for her husband. – Billie Burke

24508. I just love to experience things. I would do almost anything once. – Brooke Burke

24509. When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band. – Brooke Burke

24510. So when I looked at pictures and produced my calendar and edited the pictures, it wasn’t just about looking at myself and thinking I’m attractive. I try to take myself out of it and get into the whole process of putting it all together. – Brooke Burke

24511. In the United States, viewers don’t get to see a lot of things we can show in other countries. We didn’t get to show our naked Twister game from Wild On Jamaica, but we definitely filmed it. – Brooke Burke

24512. I’m horrified of lobsters. And shrimp and lobsters are the cockroaches of the ocean. – Brooke Burke

24513. I like feet. I definitely have a fetish. I love to see a man’s bare foot, but its got to be taken care of. If they’re not well manicured, you’ve got to wonder what the rest of him is like. I don’t want to get in bed with somebody and feel his gnarly feet. – Brooke Burke

24514. I just love the world of photography. – Brooke Burke

24515. Forget all the bars and schmoozing and everybody checking out everybody else. My ideal date would be to park in a dark place, check out the stars, and have a great conversation. When all else fails, you can just make out. – Brooke Burke

24516. I go to Saint Barth in the French West Indies for two weeks each year. That place is amazing. Amazing people, beautiful beaches, great wine, wonderful harbors… It’s incredibly romantic. – Brooke Burke

24517. I don’t want to say, ‘This is where Im going to be in five years and Im going to get there no matter what.’ I want to leave it open. I’m not a desperate actress dying to star in a B movie in a bikini. – Brooke Burke

24518. I don’t want to discuss my breasts with the whole world! – Brooke Burke

24519. I definitely take a lot of bad pictures! – Brooke Burke

24520. Hey, we all have our fear. Mine is bugs and lobsters! – Brooke Burke

24521. I hardly ever go out when I’m home. – Brooke Burke

24522. I love modeling. – Brooke Burke

24523. I want to do theater and I am looking forward to doing more Television and Movies. I also want to direct some plays in theater workshops for people with disabilities. – Chris Burke

24524. Having Down syndrome is like being born normal. I am just like you and you are just like me. We are all born in different ways, that is the way I can describe it. I have a normal life. – Chris Burke

24525. Don’t give up on the child. Give the child an education. Give them daily love. – Chris Burke

24526. To have my fan club. I am very proud of doing everything. I try to support my parents, friends and fans. I am also proud of my performing in the visual arts, and motion television. – Chris Burke

24527. I was like Gene Kelly, it was called singing in the rain. No seriously, I wasn’t really born with a singing voice, but my friends Joe and John taught me how to sing. – Chris Burke

24528. You’re supposed to remember, and still forgive. – Delta Burke

24529. One time we did have 300 acres in watermelons. That was fun. – Delta Burke

24530. Then a year would go by and I’d realize I love the acting too much and it is my identity and I don’t know how to be anything but an actress. It’s who and what I am, so I always come back. – Delta Burke

24531. A lot of women say that they want to get to feeling about themselves the way I feel, because when I’m on a roll, I’m hot, I’m really good. I try to tell them, I don’t have a fix. – Delta Burke

24532. Actually, I think it’s interesting that when I put the weight on, I was already with him. I don’t know, maybe I felt safe. And he likes me like this. He likes me whatever size I am. – Delta Burke

24533. Film people are coming into TV, because they can’t get any work. – Delta Burke

24534. And I have to work so hard at talking positively to myself. If I don’t, it’s just real hard to get through the day, and I’ll get really down, and just want to cry. My whole body language changes. I get more slumped over. – Delta Burke

24535. I loved getting to do Promised Land with him. I mean, he’s really there for you. We did one very emotional scene in the church. He’s just a wonderful acting partner. You feel very safe with him. – Delta Burke

24536. I love comedy, so you want to make them happy, make them laugh. – Delta Burke

24537. I like it when I strut. – Delta Burke

24538. I got into my very theatrical phase. I wore only black: a big black hat and wild hair and wild black clothes, and I carried a sword stick. I went there still looking like Miss Florida, and I came back looking very different. – Delta Burke

24539. I get in my golf cart with my dogs, I have five dogs. – Delta Burke

24540. For me, it’s like biking around the neighborhood, the walks and stuff, because I have never enjoyed the gym. Or I’ll do, since I used to dance a lot, all the old dance exercises. – Delta Burke

24541. For a while I was living in New Orleans for like 4, 5 years. I had just come back to town. – Delta Burke

24542. All the nice things about Suzanne are me. All the things that aren’t nice, that was just the writing. – Delta Burke

24543. But I thought, I’ve just got to check out Hollywood, so I sent out pictures and resumes. – Delta Burke

24544. Blanche talks about aging, and why should she be considered poor, because physical beauty is transitory and fading and she has such richness of the soul. I think that speech is so beautiful, and so telling and so true. – Delta Burke

24545. At the end. First start off and do your youth thing In Hollywood and then go to New York later. But it wound up being later, later than I thought it was going to be. – Delta Burke

24546. And we live in a French Quarter a lot of the time, in New Orleans. And the camaraderie of everybody there. Everybody takes care of each other. – Delta Burke

24547. And sometimes, when you feel low on yourself, that’s just when you have to go out there and be photographed or do a scene where you’re hot stuff. You’re always working on it. – Delta Burke

24548. And then, I do love my shopping, but actually, lounging is the big thing. – Delta Burke

24549. Eve wasn’t a size 6 and neither am I. – Delta Burke

24550. I rode fire trucks, slid down fire poles, wore a lot of red, and made a lot of appearances. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for fire fighters. – Delta Burke

24551. I went through all my twenties thinking that I wasn’t good enough. – Delta Burke

24552. It’s tourists in New York. Everything is geared towards that. It’s so hard on Broadway now for them to get people in there. They have to compete with so many other entertainments, so they have to bring a star in which puts people there out of work. – Delta Burke

24553. In my teens or twenties I wanted to do Blanche. Now I’m over that. Those roles are not attracting me now. Which is odd, because that’s what most every actress would want to go do. – Delta Burke

24554. If you’re interested or like it, but could be just as happy living in a regular town, having a regular job, maybe doing little theatre, you’re better off and you’ll be a happier person. This is too gut-wrenching and heartbreaking. – Delta Burke

24555. If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says: “I’m cheap!” – Delta Burke

24556. I’ll do humor about myself, I’ll poke fun and everything, but that’s me and I can do it to me. I think it’s cruel to do it to somebody else. – Delta Burke

24557. I wish I could blame it on the choreography, but it’s not a musical. I just had a clumsy moment. – Delta Burke

24558. I was surprised to find that I missed doing the musical. – Delta Burke

24559. I was supposed to go to drama school and then go to New York and do theatre. But I grew up on all those fabulous movies and had read all the bold Hollywood books, and I thought I just had to take a look. – Delta Burke

24560. I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to be a model. – Delta Burke

24561. I wanted it so badly that there was no choice. It’s like something in your blood that you have to do. – Delta Burke

24562. I think so much depends on how you are feeling mentally and emotionally. I try to keep my head on tight, and try to feel good, and just go out there and not be afraid. – Delta Burke

24563. I put the weight on after we were together. I put on about 20 pounds when we got married, and people were flipping their lids. And then I put on more after that, and I’ve gone up and down since then. – Delta Burke

24564. I loved living in London, and I didn’t want to leave. – Delta Burke

24565. I want to find a way to reach young women emotionally and also to start providing clothing for them so that they can wear the same things their thin friends can wear. I really want to do evening wear and prom dresses for these girls. – Delta Burke

24566. Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist. – Edmund Burke

24567. Custom reconciles us to everything. – Edmund Burke

24568. Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind. – Edmund Burke

24569. By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation. – Edmund Burke

24570. But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint. – Edmund Burke

24571. But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever. – Edmund Burke

24572. Beauty is the promise of happiness. – Edmund Burke

24573. Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty. – Edmund Burke

24574. A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. – Edmund Burke

24575. Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones. – Edmund Burke

24576. Ambition can creep as well as soar. – Edmund Burke

24577. All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke

24578. A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman. – Edmund Burke

24579. All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice. – Edmund Burke

24580. All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter. – Edmund Burke

24581. A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation. – Edmund Burke

24582. Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. – Edmund Burke

24583. Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed. – Edmund Burke

24584. Laws, like houses, lean on one another. – Edmund Burke

24585. Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all. – Edmund Burke

24586. It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact. – Edmund Burke

24587. Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. – Edmund Burke

24588. It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. – Edmund Burke

24589. Whenever our neighbour’s house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own. – Edmund Burke

24590. It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare. – Edmund Burke

24591. It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere. – Edmund Burke

24592. Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. – Edmund Burke

24593. Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. – Edmund Burke

24594. No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. – Edmund Burke

24595. Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe. – Edmund Burke

24596. Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants. – Edmund Burke

24597. You can never plan the future by the past. – Edmund Burke

24598. Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion. – Edmund Burke

24599. It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs. – Edmund Burke

24600. In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature. – Edmund Burke

24601. When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people. – Edmund Burke

24602. Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. – Edmund Burke

24603. Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle. – Edmund Burke

24604. In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority. – Edmund Burke

24605. Education is the cheap defense of nations. – Edmund Burke

24606. Facts are to the mind what food is to the body. – Edmund Burke

24607. Falsehood is a perennial spring. – Edmund Burke

24608. Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver. – Edmund Burke

24609. Free trade is not based on utility but on justice. – Edmund Burke

24610. Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits. – Edmund Burke

24611. Good order is the foundation of all things. – Edmund Burke

24612. He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls. – Edmund Burke

24613. If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived. – Edmund Burke

24614. He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. – Edmund Burke

24615. If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. – Edmund Burke

24616. I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people. – Edmund Burke

24617. I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business. – Edmund Burke

24618. If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue. – Edmund Burke

24619. Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing. – Edmund Burke

24620. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. – Edmund Burke

24621. To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely. – Edmund Burke

24622. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. – Edmund Burke

24623. What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man. – Edmund Burke

24624. We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. – Edmund Burke

24625. Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations – wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco. – Edmund Burke

24626. Tyrants seldom want pretexts. – Edmund Burke

24627. Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none. – Edmund Burke

24628. To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. – Edmund Burke

24629. To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. – Edmund Burke

24630. Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel. – Edmund Burke

24631. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke

24632. The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions. – Edmund Burke

24633. The march of the human mind is slow. – Edmund Burke

24634. The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. – Edmund Burke

24635. The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity. – Edmund Burke

24636. The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations. – Edmund Burke

24637. The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. – Edmund Burke

24638. Superstition is the religion of feeble minds. – Edmund Burke

24639. The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. – Edmund Burke

24640. Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil. – Edmund Burke

24641. Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all. – Edmund Burke

24642. Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety. – Edmund Burke

24643. Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation. – Edmund Burke

24644. Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement. – Edmund Burke

24645. The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth. – Edmund Burke

24646. To innovate is not to reform. – Edmund Burke

24647. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. – Edmund Burke

24648. Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls. – Edmund Burke

24649. Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society. – Edmund Burke

24650. Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. – Edmund Burke

24651. Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference. – Edmund Burke

24652. Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government. – Edmund Burke

24653. The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time. – Edmund Burke

24654. Our patience will achieve more than our force. – Edmund Burke

24655. People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous. – Edmund Burke

24656. Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. – Edmund Burke

24657. There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity – the law of nature and of nations. – Edmund Burke

24658. There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination. – Edmund Burke

24659. The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny. – Edmund Burke

24660. Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing. – Edmund Burke

24661. The traveller has reached the end of the journey! – Edmund Burke

24662. One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good. – Edmund Burke

24663. The key to why things change is the key to everything. – James E. Burke

24664. We don’t grow unless we take risks. Any successful company is riddled with failures. – James E. Burke

24665. You do it a day at a time. You write as well as you can, you put it in the mail, you leave it under submission, you never leave it at home. – James Lee Burke

24666. When you find the right people, you never let go. The people who count are the ones who are your friends in lean times. You have all the friends you want when things are going well. – James Lee Burke

24667. I wouldn’t write anything autobiographical. If you’ve lived a life like Laurence of Arabia, it might be a consideration, but otherwise it’s a little bit vain, it seems to me. – James Lee Burke

24668. The story of Ulysses and Agamemnon and Menelaus, of Jesus, of the Good Knight of Chaucer, lives in every one of us. – James Lee Burke

24669. We decry violence all the time in this country, but look at our history. We were born in a violent revolution, and we’ve been in wars ever since. We’re not a pacific people. – James Lee Burke

24670. Using a first-person narrator is simply a matter of hearing the voice inside yourself. – James Lee Burke

24671. Today, there are more opportunities for writers in terms of access to larger success, but it’s more difficult to publish a literary novel in the lower ranges. In other words, you almost have to hit a home run. You can hit a triple, maybe, but nobody’s interested in a single. – James Lee Burke

24672. There’s nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself. – James Lee Burke

24673. The only thing an artist has to remember is to never lose faith in his vision. – James Lee Burke

24674. That’s one of the great advantages of age. You can say, I don’t want to, I don’t care, you can throw temper tantrums, and nobody minds. – James Lee Burke

24675. If you put somebody on a crack pipe and give them a 9 mm Baretta, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what’s going to happen next. – James Lee Burke

24676. I used to save all my rejection slips because I told myself, one day I’m going to autograph these and auction them. And then I lost the box. – James Lee Burke

24677. Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work. – James Lee Burke

24678. Never read bad stuff if you’re an artist; it will impair your own game. – James Lee Burke

24679. If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism. If you steal from two, it’s research. – John Burke

24680. Dignity belongs to the conquered. – Kenneth Burke

24681. We not only interpret the character of events… we may also interpret our interpretations. – Kenneth Burke

24682. Our purpose is simply to ask how theological principles can be shown to have usable secular analogues that throw light upon the nature of language. – Kenneth Burke

24683. Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a ‘Fall’ is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated. – Kenneth Burke

24684. Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality. – Kenneth Burke

24685. For no continuity of social act is possible without a corresponding social status and the many different kinds of act required in an industrial state, with its high degree of specialization, make for corresponding classification of status. – Kenneth Burke

24686. Sometimes its controversy, but we all have our choices that we make. – Solomon Burke

24687. You gotta do it with class and integrity. If not, you’re gonna drag yourself through the mud. – Solomon Burke

24688. We were using the record as a tool to invest money into real estate all through the South, because we were living in an era where the South was changing. – Solomon Burke

24689. We were grooving, at that point, in the same direction, but remember, Roy Hamilton and myself were going into a path and a direction that had no programming. – Solomon Burke

24690. We had some problems – my children were kidnapped during that time, and it just changed my whole way of thinking, from being in show business and everything else. – Solomon Burke

24691. The secret was to just be cool, stay in God’s graces, and work it out. – Solomon Burke

24692. That was my choice at that time, and I still say Nixon was a great president. A very beautiful and wise man. – Solomon Burke

24693. My manager was Buddy Glee, who put me together with Mike Curb, and was basically the idea to bring some soul to the label and bring something different to the label besides the Hank Williams situation. – Solomon Burke

24694. Leonard Chess passed, and that was the end of the Chess label for that time. – Solomon Burke

24695. If we could buy these properties and then invest in the Black community, with our own McDonald’s, with our own Kentucky Fried Chickens, it was gonna be a great move. – Solomon Burke

24696. I’m still amazed people remembered and didn’t give up on me. – Solomon Burke

24697. But we didn’t have the financial structure, like the right attorneys, the right managers, the right accountants, and we were going against the grain of what black entertainers is supposed to do. – Solomon Burke

24698. The deals that were made for Black artists at that time were not the deals that were made for white artists. – Solomon Burke

24699. I was signed to MGM. I was in Vegas for sixteen weeks at the Sands Hotel. – Solomon Burke

24700. As you grow older, you learn to understand life a little better. – Solomon Burke

24701. I didn’t do the marching down the streets, jumping in front of the lines and holding hands… that wasn’t me. – Solomon Burke

24702. I didn’t need to borrow money from the record company, because if I had my own publishing company, and I had my own writers, I’d have enough to get and do whatever I wanted to do. – Solomon Burke

24703. I didn’t need to depend on the record company to publish my records. – Solomon Burke

24704. I don’t need to make a fortune, I need to survive. – Solomon Burke

24705. I should have my own publishing companies. – Solomon Burke

24706. I walked out of the Chinese restaurant with a fat check, a record deal, and a box of shrimp egg foo yung! – Solomon Burke

24707. I want to be a soul singer. – Solomon Burke

24708. Apollo Records signed me for my gospel ability. – Solomon Burke

24709. The documents have not been conclusively proven false. Neither have they been proven authentic. – Bill Burkett

24710. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. – Carol Burnett

24711. You know, one wonderful thing that came out of my Enquirer experience is that, in my case, it was ruled tabloids are magazines. Which means they didn’t have the protection that a newspaper has. – Carol Burnett

24712. My grandmother and I followed my mother here, to a house a block north of Hollywood Boulevard but a million miles away from Hollywood, if you know what I mean. We would hang out behind the ropes and look at the movie stars arriving at the premieres. – Carol Burnett

24713. You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. That’s an education in itself. – Carol Burnett

24714. My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week, double features, second run. – Carol Burnett

24715. My interesting diet tips are eat early and don’t nosh between meals. I mean, I can pack it away. – Carol Burnett

24716. Originally, I came from Texas, and we lived on – I guess you’d call it welfare, what we called relief. – Carol Burnett

24717. We don’t stop going to school when we graduate. – Carol Burnett

24718. Well, I don’t know how astute I am, but I did want to be a journalist when I was growing up. – Carol Burnett

24719. When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. – Carol Burnett

24720. It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others. – Carol Burnett

24721. I don’t have false teeth. Do you think I’d buy teeth like these? – Carol Burnett

24722. Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. – Carol Burnett

24723. Adolescence is just one big walking pimple. – Carol Burnett

24724. I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up. I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me. – Carol Burnett

24725. Because nobody goes through life without a scar. – Carol Burnett

24726. But I didn’t ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn’t even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh. – Carol Burnett

24727. But I don’t begrudge anybody, because I know how hard it is to have that dream and to make it happen, whether or not it’s just to put a roof over your head and food on the table. – Carol Burnett

24728. Celebrity was a long time in coming; it will go away. Everything goes away. – Carol Burnett

24729. Comedy is tragedy plus time. – Carol Burnett

24730. Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head. – Carol Burnett

24731. I don’t eat much meat, fish, or poultry. – Carol Burnett

24732. I liked myself better when I wasn’t me. – Carol Burnett

24733. It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it’s too bad that we don’t have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team’s lawyers. – Carol Burnett

24734. I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden. – Frances Hodgson Burnett

24735. Whether or not the standard of living made possible by mass production and in turn by mass circulation, is supported by and filled with the work of us hucksters, I guess is something that only history can decide. – Leo Burnett

24736. The work of an advertising agency is warmly and immediately human. It deals with human needs, wants, dreams and hopes. Its ‘product’ cannot be turned out on an assembly line. – Leo Burnett

24737. If you don’t get noticed, you don’t have anything. You just have to be noticed, but the art is in getting noticed naturally, without screaming or without tricks. – Leo Burnett

24738. Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read. – Leo Burnett

24739. Plan the sale when you plan the ad. – Leo Burnett

24740. Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising has proved very unprofitable. – Leo Burnett

24741. The greatest thing to be achieved in advertising, in my opinion, is believability, and nothing is more believable than the product itself. – Leo Burnett

24742. The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships. – Leo Burnett

24743. There is no such thing as a permanent advertising success. – Leo Burnett

24744. There’s no such thing as ‘hard sell’ and ‘soft sell.’ There’s only ‘smart sell’ and ‘stupid sell.’ – Leo Burnett

24745. To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas. – Leo Burnett

24746. Too many ads that try not to go over the reader’s head end up beneath his notice. – Leo Burnett

24747. We want consumers to say, ‘That’s a hell of a product’ instead of, ‘That’s a hell of an ad.’ – Leo Burnett

24748. If you can’t turn yourself into your customer, you probably shouldn’t be in the ad writing business at all. – Leo Burnett

24749. When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either. – Leo Burnett

24750. The secret of all effective advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships. – Leo Burnett

24751. What helps people, helps business. – Leo Burnett

24752. Anyone who thinks that people can be fooled or pushed around has an inaccurate and pretty low estimate of people – and he won’t do very well in advertising. – Leo Burnett

24753. The sole purpose of business is service. The sole purpose of advertising is explaining the service which business renders. – Leo Burnett

24754. I regard a great ad as the most beautiful thing in the world. – Leo Burnett

24755. A good ad which is not run never produces sales. – Leo Burnett

24756. A good basic selling idea, involvement and relevancy, of course, are as important as ever, but in the advertising din of today, unless you make yourself noticed and believed, you ain’t got nothin’. – Leo Burnett

24757. Advertising says to people, ‘Here’s what we’ve got. Here’s what it will do for you. Here’s how to get it.’ – Leo Burnett

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24758. Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business. – Leo Burnett

24759. Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. – Leo Burnett

24760. Fun without sell gets nowhere but sell without fun tends to become obnoxious. – Leo Burnett

24761. I have learned that you can’t have good advertising without a good client, that you can’t keep a good client without good advertising, and no client will ever buy better advertising than he understands or has an appetite for. – Leo Burnett

24762. I have learned to respect ideas, wherever they come from. Often they come from clients. Account executives often have big creative ideas, regardless of what some writers think. – Leo Burnett

24763. I am one who believes that one of the greatest dangers of advertising is not that of misleading people, but that of boring them to death. – Leo Burnett

24764. Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret… to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink. – Leo Burnett

24765. I have learned that any fool can write a bad ad, but that it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one. – Leo Burnett

24766. Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief. – Leo Burnett

24767. I have learned that it is far easier to write a speech about good advertising than it is to write a good ad. – Leo Burnett

24768. I have learned that trying to guess what the boss or the client wants is the most debilitating of all influences in the creation of good advertising. – Leo Burnett

24769. I heard my name associated with the Peter Pan syndrome more than once. But really, what’s so wrong with Peter Pan? Peter Pan flies. He is a metaphor for dreams and faith. – Mark Burnett

24770. I needed to be in the bush. There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus. That’s where my heart lies. – Mark Burnett

24771. I want to write songs and play them for people – live. – T-Bone Burnett

24772. Almost everything The Beatles did was great, and it’s hard to improve on. They were our Bach. The way to get around it may be to keep it as simple as possible. – T-Bone Burnett

24773. The record business is dangerous to the health of bands and individuals, which is something I’m just now learning. But it’s not dangerous in any of the ways people think; it’s not that they try to make you compromise your art. That’s not the problem. – T-Bone Burnett

24774. My original idea was to produce and not make records myself. – T-Bone Burnett

24775. Still, records are documents of a period of time. Most records are documents of two or three years, and I just approached it as a record I was doing over a 20-year period of time. – T-Bone Burnett

24776. It’s also ironic that in the old days of tape and tape hiss and vinyl records and surface noise, we were always trying to get records louder and louder to overcome that. – T-Bone Burnett

24777. In other words, I’d say the whole story of Bob Dylan is one man’s search for God. The turns and the steps he takes to find God are his business. I think he went to a study group at the Vineyard, and it created a lot of excitement. – T-Bone Burnett

24778. If it is true that we have a personal relationship with God, then that’s enough for me. – T-Bone Burnett

24779. I’ve seen a study in the last year that digital sound actually induces stress in the listener. – T-Bone Burnett

24780. I’m not going to get in to an argument with anyone about the relative merits of Judaism and Christianity, and what it means for a Jewish kid to be a Christian – I’m just not interested in that argument. – T-Bone Burnett

24781. I think we in the Alpha Band, which was a strange group anyway, weren’t dealing with any of these issues. They sneaked up on us and took us over, before we know what was going on. – T-Bone Burnett

24782. I naturally wanted to be saved, so when I came home I told my mom I wanted to be confirmed. That’s the way I related to it, being raised an Episcopalian. I went to Dallas and got confirmed. – T-Bone Burnett

24783. I made a few records here and there by default, but I wasn’t ever comfortable in that role. I wasn’t comfortable on stage. We’ll see how it goes this time. – T-Bone Burnett

24784. I love loud music. I listen loud, and that’s part of how I’ve learned how to do this. Record softly and play back loud and a whole other thing happens. – T-Bone Burnett

24785. I got out of high school, bought a recording studio and started operating it as an engineer and a producer. – T-Bone Burnett

24786. I figured out early on what I wanted to do. – T-Bone Burnett

24787. Everything around a writer, or musician in the record business, probably everything in all the United States or in all of western civilization, is about competition. – T-Bone Burnett

24788. At different times in my life I met God from a different point of view. – T-Bone Burnett

24789. You know, the thing that struck me about Civil War music was how bloody it was; it was full of hatred. There was incredible vitriol in it. – T-Bone Burnett

24790. But my point is these Civil War songs were gruesome. The hatred that’s so bad in this country today, and for the past 10 or 15 years, bad as it is, is nothing compared to the kind of things people would write down and sing back in the Civil War. – T-Bone Burnett

24791. I cannot sleep – great joy is as restless as great sorrow. – Fanny Burney

24792. To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind. – Fanny Burney

24793. In the bosom of her respectable family resided Camilla. – Fanny Burney

24794. Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building after seeing Italy. – Fanny Burney

24795. But if the young are never tired of erring in conduct, neither are the older in erring of judgment. – Fanny Burney

24796. For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one’s acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one’s friends, and show that one’s alive. – Fanny Burney

24797. I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess. – Fanny Burney

24798. There is something in age that ever, even in its own despite, must be venerable, must create respect and to have it ill treated, is to me worse, more cruel and wicked than anything on earth. – Frances Burney

24799. To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful, surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations? the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes, fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody! – Frances Burney

24800. The mind is but too naturally prone to pleasure, but too easily yielded to dissipation. – Frances Burney

24801. People who live together naturally catch the looks and air of one another and without having one feature alike, they contract a something in the whole countenance which strikes one as a resemblance. – Frances Burney

24802. Insensibility, of all kinds, and on all occasions, most moves my imperial displeasure. – Frances Burney

24803. I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling. – Frances Burney

24804. A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment. – Frances Burney

24805. We continually say things to support an opinion, which we have given, that in reality we don’t above half mean. – Frances Burney

24806. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die. – Daniel Burnham

24807. Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood. – Daniel Burnham

24808. Spontaneity has its time and its place. – Arthur Frank Burns

24809. We all know it’s brutal up there at the front, especially those of us at the rear. – Arthur Frank Burns

24810. I love being a single mom. But it’s definitely different when you’re dating. – Brooke Burns

24811. I’m a Southern girl. I like when they open the door and pull out a chair. I’m really into a man’s man. – Brooke Burns

24812. Today, our brave military men and women, just as those who have gone before them, stand on alert, securing freedom at home and guarding the innocent abroad. – Conrad Burns

24813. They appear to have had a higher voter turnout in Iraq than we did in our recent federal elections, and we didn’t have terrorists threatening to kill our families if we voted. – Conrad Burns

24814. Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents. – Conrad Burns

24815. Lawsuits – and frivolous lawsuits – are just sapping the life out of the people who perform the services and deliver the goods for the rest of the citizenry in the State of Montana. – Conrad Burns

24816. I come from Montana, and in eastern Montana we have a lot of dirt between light bulbs. It is expensive trying to bring the new technologies to smaller schools to upgrade their technologies to take advantage of distance learning. – Conrad Burns

24817. Our highly qualified teachers not only work hard, but they care about each and every student that enters their classroom. I thank you, Montana teachers, for your sense of duty and compassion to our precious future generation. – Conrad Burns

24818. That’s one of the peculiar things about bad moods – we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling ourselves things that simply are not true. – David D. Burns

24819. Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem. – David D. Burns

24820. Kindness is the cause of all anxiety. – David D. Burns

24821. Perfectionism becomes a badge of honor with you playing the part of the suffering hero. – David D. Burns

24822. I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that ‘do what makes you happy’ thing in check. – Edward Burns

24823. You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. – George Burns

24824. Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. – George Burns

24825. It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or the fourteenth. – George Burns

24826. It’s hard for me to get used to these changing times. I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty. – George Burns

24827. If it’s a good script I’ll do it. And if it’s a bad script, and they pay me enough, I’ll do it. – George Burns

24828. Look to the future, because that is where you’ll spend the rest of your life. – George Burns

24829. I’m very pleased to be here. Let’s face it, at my age I’m very pleased to be anywhere. – George Burns

24830. Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere. – George Burns

24831. If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it. – George Burns

24832. Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope. – George Burns

24833. The most important thing in acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. – George Burns

24834. The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible. – George Burns

24835. This is the sixth book I’ve written, which isn’t bad for a guy who’s only read two. – George Burns

24836. Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair. – George Burns

24837. Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair. – George Burns

24838. When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick. – George Burns

24839. I’m at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill. – George Burns

24840. Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed. – George Burns

24841. You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there. – George Burns

24842. How can I die? I’m booked. – George Burns

24843. You’ve got to be honest; if you can fake that, you’ve got it made. – George Burns

24844. It’s good to be here. At 98, it’s good to be anywhere. – George Burns

24845. Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. – George Burns

24846. At my age flowers scare me. – George Burns

24847. Be quick to learn and wise to know. – George Burns

24848. Everything that goes up must come down. But there comes a time when not everything that’s down can come up. – George Burns

24849. Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. – George Burns

24850. First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down. – George Burns

24851. How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. – George Burns

24852. I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. – George Burns

24853. I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty. – George Burns

24854. I can’t afford to die; I’d lose too much money. – George Burns

24855. I don’t believe in dying. It’s been done. I’m working on a new exit. Besides, I can’t die now – I’m booked. – George Burns

24856. I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. – George Burns

24857. I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life. – George Burns

24858. I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something. – George Burns

24859. I spent a year in that town, one Sunday. – George Burns

24860. I would go out with women my age, but there are no women my age. – George Burns

24861. Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle. – George Burns

24862. If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age. – George Burns

24863. Leaders are not pale reflectors of major social conflicts; they play up some, play down others, ignore still others. – James MacGregor Burns

24864. Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation’s conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership. – James MacGregor Burns

24865. In real life, the most practical advice for leaders is not to treat pawns like pawns, nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons. – James MacGregor Burns

24866. Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique. – James MacGregor Burns

24867. A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another. – James MacGregor Burns

24868. In this work I have received the opposition of a number of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the immediately possible is beyond their moral courage, administrative ability, and their political prescience. – John Burns

24869. Books are a real solace, friendships are good but action is better than all. – John Burns

24870. I am not ashamed to say that I am the son of a washerwoman. – John Burns

24871. I am only doing now what I have ever done; and ever will continue to do – that is adapting past experience to present reform in the light of high ideals and future objects. – John Burns

24872. I believe, however, that impending events will call us and we must respond but where, with whom, and how? – John Burns

24873. I don’t want boys to use their pencils for improper writing. – John Burns

24874. I must firmly adhere to the views I have held and practice, that Socialism to succeed must be practical, tolerant, cohesive and consciously compromising with Progressive forces running, if not so far, in parallel lines towards its own goal. – John Burns

24875. I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance. – John Burns

24876. For the moment and for some time great events have been denied me, forward action not come my way. – John Burns

24877. I want the municipality to be a helping hand to the man with a desire of sympathy, to help the fallen when it is not in their power to help themselves. – John Burns

24878. Don’t hustle old people. – John Burns

24879. Individual effort is almost relatively impossible to cope with the big problem of poverty as we see it. – John Burns

24880. Judge men less by the labels they wear than by their persistent labour for sure if slow progress. – John Burns

24881. My duty is clear and at all costs will be done. – John Burns

24882. The Gentlemen of England serve under the greatest cad in Europe. – John Burns

24883. The men who made the war were profuse in their praises of the man who kicked the P.M. out of his office and now degrades by his disloyal, dishonest and lying presence the greatest office in the State. – John Burns

24884. The Thames is liquid history. – John Burns

24885. Why four great powers should fight over Serbia no fellow can understand. – John Burns

24886. You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars. I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners, clean morals and clean characters. – John Burns

24887. I recognise that Socialism has ended its purely theoretical course, and that the hour to construct has come. – John Burns

24888. I am depressed rather at the wave of brutality sweeping over the country. – John Burns

24889. I subscribe to William Faulkner’s’ view that history is not just about what we were before but who we are now. – Ken Burns

24890. The genius of our country is improvisation, and jazz reflects that. It’s our great contribution to the arts. – Ken Burns

24891. The stories from 1975 on are not finished and there is no resolve. I could spend 50 hours on the last 25 years of jazz and still not do it justice. – Ken Burns

24892. The way I work, the interview never becomes larger than the person being interviewed. – Ken Burns

24893. To say that an artist sells out means that an artist is making a conscious choice to compromise his music, to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain. – Ken Burns

24894. We’re having a hard time understanding where jazz is going. What happened to jazz? – Ken Burns

24895. When you are editing, the final master is Aristotle and his poetics. You might have a terrific episode, but if people are falling out because there are just too many elements in it, you have to begin to get rid of things. – Ken Burns

24896. Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important person in American music. He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics. – Ken Burns

24897. I record all of my music with authentic instruments in a studio before we start editing, doing many, many versions. The music shapes the film as we edit so it has an organic relationship to the content. – Ken Burns

24898. I read cover to cover every jazz publication that I could and in the New York Times, every single day reading their jazz reviews even though I didn’t put them in the films. I wanted to know what is going on. – Ken Burns

24899. I never, ever want to apologize for a film. If it’s bad I’ll say it’s my fault. And that’s what I can say so far in all the films that I’ve done, that if you don’t like it, it’s entirely my fault. – Ken Burns

24900. I have made all my films for my children with the exception of my first film because my oldest daughter wasn’t born when I was making the film about the Brooklyn Bridge. – Ken Burns

24901. I have made a film about jazz that tries to look through jazz to see what it tells us about who we are as a people. I think that jazz is a spectacularly accurate model of democracy and a kind of look into our redemptive future possibilities. – Ken Burns

24902. I grew up certain for a while that I was going to be an anthropologist, until film turned my head. – Ken Burns

24903. When a documentary filmmaker, working in the style that I do, suggests that there has been a shooting ratio of 40 hours to every one hour of finished film, that doesn’t mean that the other 39 are bad. – Ken Burns

24904. I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we’re lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it’s worse than fear – it’s active disengagement. – Ken Burns

24905. You know, you meet some people, and do a lot of interviews, and you come across a Buck O’Neill and you know you are going to know him for the rest of your life. The same thing happened with Curt Flood. – Ken Burns

24906. I am passionately interested in understanding how my country works. And if you want to know about this thing called the United States of America you have to know about the Civil War. – Ken Burns

24907. You need, as a historian, essential triangulation from your subject and the only way you get that triangulation is through time. – Ken Burns

24908. I enjoy total creative control right now. Nobody tells me to make it longer, shorter, better, sexier, more violent, whatever. – Ken Burns

24909. Wynton told us that Miles sold out, just wanted to make more money, just wanted to sell more records. I don’t believe that Miles sold out but I’m not in a position to say. – Ken Burns

24910. You can learn as much about the history from reading about the present as you can vice versa, that is learning about the present through history, which is what I do for a living. – Ken Burns

24911. The flame is not out, but it is flickering. – Ken Burns

24912. I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it’s extremely predictable, it’s a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again and there’s a certain musical virtuosity involved in it. – Ken Burns

24913. One of the things I really like about Ford’s films is how there is always a focus on the way characters live, and not just the male heroes. – Ken Burns

24914. I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style. – Ken Burns

24915. In a sense I’ve made the same film over and over again. In all of them I’ve asked, ‘Who are we as Americans? – Ken Burns

24916. In most films music is brought in at the end, after the picture is more or less locked, to amplify the emotions the filmmaker wants you to feel. – Ken Burns

24917. Jazz is a very accurate, curiously accurate accompaniment to 20th century America. – Ken Burns

24918. Like a layer on a pearl, you can’t specifically identify the irritant, the moment of the irritant, but at the end of the day, you know you have a pearl. – Ken Burns

24919. You don’t work on something for six years and be blind to the myriad of other approaches. – Ken Burns

24920. I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can’t work on a film for six years without being your own toughest critic. So you can’t really be distracted by the expectations based on your previous performance. – Ken Burns

24921. A jazz beat is a dynamic changing rhythm. – Ken Burns

24922. I don’t use composers. I research music the way I research the photographs or the facts in my scripts. – Ken Burns

24923. By its very nature, no one person can ever be the center of jazz. – Ken Burns

24924. Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being. – Ken Burns

24925. History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions. – Ken Burns

24926. History’s just been made for sale to an inside deal. – Ken Burns

24927. I can understand why some of these drummers and bass players become cult figures with all of their equipment and the incredible amount of technique they have. But there’s very little that I think satisfies you intellectually or emotionally. – Ken Burns

24928. I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films. – Ken Burns

24929. I’m not a politician. I’m not a lawyer. I’m just a country boy. – Max Burns

24930. If you get through the primary and you work very hard for three months and you’re not successful, you go back to being normal. The only thing that changes your life forever is if you win. – Max Burns

24931. We’re novices. We have friends now who are part of the freshman class who in some cases have run for Congress two and three times before they won their seat. – Max Burns

24932. I have spent my life reassembling the family farm. – Max Burns

24933. I’ve got to restructure all my personal life now in order to accommodate public service, which is fine. – Max Burns

24934. Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve. – Robert Burns

24935. Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings. – Robert Burns

24936. There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing. – Robert Burns

24937. The wide world is all before us – but a world without a friend. – Robert Burns

24938. The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o’ the morn. – Robert Burns

24939. Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame. – Robert Burns

24940. Suspense is worse than disappointment. – Robert Burns

24941. And there begins a lang digression about the lords o’ the creation. – Robert Burns

24942. Man’s inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn! – Robert Burns

24943. Let them cant about decorum, Who have characters to lose! – Robert Burns

24944. I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence. – Robert Burns

24945. His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar. – Robert Burns

24946. Dare to be honest and fear no labor. – Robert Burns

24947. Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects. – Robert Burns

24948. Affliction’s sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss! – Robert Burns

24949. The idea of the show is that it’s active and that children will become involved and watch the show, but also participate in the show. And I didn’t know if that would work. – Steve Burns

24950. It’s really hard to say how long the show will last and will continue. I hope it lasts for a very long time. As long as kids watch it, anyway. But beyond this, sure, I would love to be doing film. I’d love to be doing more theater and perhaps even writing. – Steve Burns

24951. It’s definitely the highest rated pre-school show on Cable. It’s difficult to mix markets that way in terms of ratings. It’s hard to tell, you know, where channel 12, or Public Television, is. – Steve Burns

24952. We go through, I think, six different drafts of each script. And then my shooting it is roughly, you know, fifteen percent of the total work that gets done on a show. Then it’s all post-production animation after that. – Steve Burns

24953. Eat as much as you like – just don’t swallow it. – Steve Burns

24954. I always, always liked children… I was very afraid of them before. Because I never really grew up, I mean, with a lot of little kids around. Even though I am from a kind of Italian family, I never really grew up with a lot of little kids around. – Steve Burns

24955. I knew early on after the first couple episodes were fully scored and animated that we had a real quality show here. But I always questioned whether or not it would work. – Steve Burns

24956. I mean, that’s another big surprise of the show, is that I see sixteen year old people who recognize me and they’re honest, for-real fans of the show. And it goes down to nine months. I mean, I’ve heard of nine month to year-old children who are watching the show. – Steve Burns

24957. I’m not supposed to talk about the snail. The snail is, well, congratulations to whoever noticed it. It’s supposed to be a thing where you gotta look for it in every episode, and it’s there three times in every episode. – Steve Burns

24958. Well, my aspirations certainly were not to be in a pre-school show. I mean, it’s certainly nothing that I considered; it’s nothing I ever thought anyone would ever let me do. – Steve Burns

24959. And I think that if I were a for real celebrity that was recognizable everywhere, I’d just crawl under a rock and you know, have someone run over the rock with a car, or something. – Steve Burns

24960. Go West, young man. – Aaron Burr

24961. Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action. – Aaron Burr

24962. The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business. – Aaron Burr

24963. Try and live your life the way you wish other people would live theirs. – Raymond Burr

24964. It is critical that we have a comprehensive energy plan to provide affordable and reliable supplies of energy so that our economy will not be dependent on foreign sources of energy. – Richard Burr

24965. The terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, changed the way we think about security. – Richard Burr

24966. The inconveniences we faced within this state are minor compared to… New Orleans. – Richard Burr

24967. In the United States Senate, we cannot do great things without reaching across the aisle and working together – and I look forward to the challenges ahead. – Richard Burr

24968. Although we must change the ways we protect our country, we must also guard against policies that appear attractive but offer little real protection and may even impede our ability to protect ourselves. – Richard Burr

24969. Congress must not do something just for the sake of doing something. We must carefully and thoughtfully consider the implications of any action and whether that action will help or hinder our ultimate mission of protecting U.S. citizens from terror. – Richard Burr

24970. Increased funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program is a priority for the Bush Administration, and I am pleased that many families in North Carolina will benefit from this increase. – Richard Burr

24971. We often take for granted that our lights will come on when we flip the light switch, but the reality is that our reliability standards and the current state of the transmission grid leave us all vulnerable to blackouts. – Richard Burr

24972. I wouldn’t call myself a dinosaur. – Boz Burrell

24973. I’ve been to two stadium gigs in my life. One was James Brown and the other was Pink Floyd. They both sounded the same. I couldn’t tell the difference between James Brown and Pink Floyd. I’ve never liked stadiums. – Boz Burrell

24974. Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger. – Edgar Rice Burroghs

24975. Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed. – Edgar Rice Burroghs

24976. Death, only, renders hope futile. – Edgar Rice Burroghs

24977. I loved her. I still love her, though I curse her in my sleep, so nearly one are love and hate, the two most powerful and devasting emotions that control man, nations, life. – Edgar Rice Burroghs

24978. It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal. – Edgar Rice Burroghs

24979. She did not admire him any more than she had. It was merely that she considered him the Lesser of two evils. – Edgar Rice Burroghs

24980. The more one listens to ordinary conversations the more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs. – Edgar Rice Burroghs

24981. Were there no desire there would be no virtue, and because one man desires what another does not, who shall say whether the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue? – Edgar Rice Burroghs

24982. Imagination is but another name for super intelligence. – Edgar Rice Burroghs

24983. Fish sticks and beef stew that millions of children love to hate. – Marian Burros

24984. If Broadway shows charge preview prices while the cast is in dress rehearsal, why should restaurants charge full price when their dining room and kitchen staffs are still practicing? – Marian Burros

24985. It may not be possible to get rare roast beef but if you’re willing to settle for well done, ask them to hold the sweetened library paste that passes for gravy. – Marian Burros

24986. Today’s restaurant is theater on a grand scale. – Marian Burros

24987. Reading takes solitude and it takes focus. – Augusten Burroughs

24988. But I can also write in crappy motel rooms, while standing in line, or sitting in the dentist’s chair. – Augusten Burroughs

24989. I was in advertising for years. That was cushy, you know? It’s pretty cushy in a lot of ways, but I hated it. – Augusten Burroughs

24990. Because I’ve lived in one room my entire life, working at the same table that you use to pay bills at and eat at. It’s going to be nice to have actual space. – Augusten Burroughs

24991. As a writer, you can’t allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward. – Augusten Burroughs

24992. But my favorite band is Curbside Life, out of Chicago. – Augusten Burroughs

24993. I can’t tell you how much I love Target and Costco, that kind of culture, because it’s something I never felt a part of. I’ve always felt like a tourist because I have never fit in anywhere. – Augusten Burroughs

24994. I knew that if I wrote a new book every six months or every year, if I continued to read great books, eventually I would write something worthy of publication. I understood I might be in my forties or my fifties or even my sixties, but I felt confident that it would happen. – Augusten Burroughs

24995. I like, though, that people have a hunger to connect with other people. They’re desperate to know that you’re not lying to them or misleading them. – Augusten Burroughs

24996. I love to both give and receive very old books. – Augusten Burroughs

24997. I never listen to music when I write. – Augusten Burroughs

24998. I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty tuna can that I continue to recycle in many different shapes. – Augusten Burroughs

24999. There’s never a false note in a Berg novel. – Augusten Burroughs

25000. I think writers tend to be experience junkies, and I think they also tend to want to be on the outside looking in. – Augusten Burroughs

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