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180000 famous quotes part 9 – 8001 to 9000

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180000 famous quotes part 9 – 8001 to 9000

8001. All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted. – Saint Teresa of Avila

8002. Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. – Saint Teresa of Avila

8003. God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher. – Saint Teresa of Avila

8004. I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him. – Saint Teresa of Avila

8005. O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it. – Saint Teresa of Avila

8006. God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person. – Saint Teresa of Avila

8007. I have always thought that my ear is also very influenced by my eyes. – Emanuel Ax

8008. All of us love applause, and so we should – it means that the listener likes us! – Emanuel Ax

8009. Applause should be an emotional response to the music, rather than a regulated social duty. – Emanuel Ax

8010. Even if you don’t like a concert of mine, please, please applaud at the end anyway. – Emanuel Ax

8011. Everybody makes his path differently. – Emanuel Ax

8012. A lot of it just has to do with luck, serendipity. – Emanuel Ax

8013. How wonderful it is to play with someone you feel very close to. – Emanuel Ax

8014. We should welcome applause whenever it comes. – Emanuel Ax

8015. I have been coming to Los Angeles since 1975 to perform. – Emanuel Ax

8016. I have been trying to find out exactly when listeners and performers decided that applause between movements would not be allowed, but nobody seems to have been willing to admit that they were the culprit. – Emanuel Ax

8017. I usually only play with very close friends. – Emanuel Ax

8018. If the audience walks out of a concert thinking, What a wonderful experience, then we have done our job. – Emanuel Ax

8019. If there were no rules about when to applaud, we in the audience would have the right response almost always. – Emanuel Ax

8020. It is wonderful to see how happy all my friends in the LA Philharmonic are in their new home. – Emanuel Ax

8021. Mozart often wrote to his family that certain variations or sections of pieces were so successful that they had to be encored immediately, even without waiting for the entire piece to end. – Emanuel Ax

8022. Pianists don’t argue too much generally because we have such a hard time just getting things right; arguing is for string players. – Emanuel Ax

8023. Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later, when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding my breath in the silence of the end. – Emanuel Ax

8024. The sheer force of the music calls for a wild audience reaction. – Emanuel Ax

8025. The stage is close to being in the middle of the hall, so that the performers are surrounded by the listeners. I feel that we are all experiencing the music together. – Emanuel Ax

8026. We seem to have set up some very arcane rules as to when it is actually OK to applaud. – Emanuel Ax

8027. Everyone is different. Sometimes it’s very exciting; sometimes very scary. – Emanuel Ax

8028. I have never believed in the Wizard of Oz theory of consulting, that I am all-knowing and all-seeing, and that everyone around me is kind of a backbencher. – David Axelrod

8029. No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you, you can be deprived of coverage. No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you get seriously ill, you can get thrown off your insurance. Seniors don’t want to go back to paying more for their prescription drugs. – David Axelrod

8030. Two years before the last election you nor anyone else would have predicted that Barack Obama was going to get elected president of the United States. – David Axelrod

8031. This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that’s what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats. – David Axelrod

8032. This marketplace where people can buy insurance who don’t have it today – a competitive marketplace: That’s an idea that both sides embrace. – David Axelrod

8033. The truth is that as we move forward, if one side says we can’t raise any taxes on anybody or any interest, and the other side says we can’t cut anything, we’re obviously not going to make progress on this. And our interest is in making progress on this. – David Axelrod

8034. The place where we don’t agree is on whether there should be some restraint on insurance companies and whether they should be allowed to run wild. We believe there should be some restraint; some on the other side don’t think so. – David Axelrod

8035. The fact is if we do our job right, if we keep worrying not about polls but about the jobs of the American people, about their health care, about their ability to educate their kids, stay in their homes and own their homes, send their kids to college, the basic pillars of a middle-class life, if we keep worrying about the future and building a stronger future for this country, these things will take care of themselves. – David Axelrod

8036. I see my job simply as helping disseminate the message of Barack Obama, working with the communications team to make sure that we’re true to the ideals and the values and the programs that he wants to advance in this country. And that’s the extent of my involvement. – David Axelrod

8037. Now, China, India have set goals. We’re going to be able to review what they’re doing. We’re going to be able to challenge them if they don’t meet those goals. We’re going to pursue this anyway, because the President understands that our future lies with a clean energy economy. We’ve doubled renewables this year. There are millions of jobs to be had there, more energy security, so we’re going to pursue this. – David Axelrod

8038. If you look at the themes that he struck from the minute he started running for president through today, there is a very high level of consistency, and there is a sense that he is who he is. Obama’s governing is completely consistent with the way he campaigned and the themes on which he campaigned, the issues he highlighted, the vision he shared. – David Axelrod

8039. But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They’re spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we’re on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people. – David Axelrod

8040. But obviously, we’re looking for all good ideas to help deal with our long-term debt problem. This is something that is going to affect our economy. It affects our kids. And we need to deal with it. – David Axelrod

8041. People understand we’re on the doorstep of doing something really historic that will help the American people and strengthen our country for the long run. – David Axelrod

8042. Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans. It’s a shame such a hard-fought election has to come down to something like this. – David Axelrod

8043. I’m a kibitzer with a broad portfolio. – David Axelrod

8044. I came to the conclusion months ago, and I said it to members of Congress, that the only way people are going to fully appreciate what this reform is if we pass it and implement it and it becomes not a caricature but a reality, and I still believe that. So I think it will be easier to sell it moving forward than it was to this point. – David Axelrod

8045. I haven’t given up on working… across the aisle on issues and maybe it’ll take an election or two for that to fully ferment, maybe it you know sometimes it takes awhile for people to realize what the best path is. – David Axelrod

8046. I think President Obama is a committed, practicing nonideologue. He’s consumed by neither tactics nor ideology. He is more concerned about outcomes than he is about process and categorizations. – David Axelrod

8047. I think that more and more you’re going to see people of good will on their side of the aisle say you know what, we got to get off the bus here, this is not headed in the right direction. – David Axelrod

8048. But we are not going to stand by and go back to allowing people with preexisting conditions to be discriminated against, go back to the situation where people can be thrown off their insurance simply because they become seriously ill or you can’t get on your parents’ insurance after the age of 20. – David Axelrod

8049. We don’t want to go back to the same policies and the same practices that drove our economy into a ditch, that punished the middle class, and that led us to this catastrophe. We have to keep moving forward. – David Axelrod

8050. We have to deal with the world as we find it. The world of what it takes to get this done. – David Axelrod

8051. We know that 10 million more people will lose insurance in the next 10 years if we don’t act. – David Axelrod

8052. We’ve got ballots flying around, being counted by hand, arriving by truck and in God knows whose custody. – David Axelrod

8053. You know, we – if, for example, Jerry Brown can withstand, you know, what will probably end up being $200 million of spending by his opponent and get elected governor of California, that will be a big victory in the nation’s largest state. – David Axelrod

8054. We can’t have – we can’t have a patchwork of 50 states developing their own immigration policy. I understand the frustration of people in Arizona. They want the federal government to step up and deal with this problem once and for all, and that’s what we want to do. – David Axelrod

8055. Any gentleman with the slightest chic will give a girl a fifty dollar bill for the powder room. – George Axelrod

8056. He really is terribly heavy going. Like running up hill in roller skates. – Alan Ayckbourn

8057. Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all, except for large sums of money. – Alan Ayckbourn

8058. We had literary references, so we knew what we were talking about. We could quote things, talk about books we’d read; you can say something, you don’t have to explain it. – Kevin Ayers

8059. These were all middle-class kids from literary backgrounds, joining this sort of train going by, this pop train, jumping on. Whereas the rest of the rock scene, you’ll find that there’s mostly working-class people. – Kevin Ayers

8060. The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas. – Kevin Ayers

8061. That was something. As opposed to nothing. – Kevin Ayers

8062. England is so defined, the class system, your education. I think what was unique about the Canterbury scene. – Kevin Ayers

8063. I think that the basic philosophy was very good. It was just be nice to each other, and don’t step on other people’s toes and infringe on their freedom. – Kevin Ayers

8064. You grow and learn a lot about the industry and what happens behind closed doors over the years. – Roy Ayers

8065. The majors, they have to control the distribution, the record outlets, the radio and, in some cases, even the venues. And downloading and pirating have also put pressure on the majors. – Roy Ayers

8066. Soul has no musical geographical or racial boundaries. – Roy Ayers

8067. The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers. – Roy Ayers

8068. What we call soul has been around a long time. It comes out of a particular culture that is African in origin, but influenced by 250 years of slavery, as well as other forms of racial oppression. – Roy Ayers

8069. When I was recording from ’70 to ’82, I always played piano and laid the tracks down. But I used to talk to the other musicians while the track was playing. – Roy Ayers

8070. Some people really trip on success or popularity. My friends would talk to me about that, about tripping on all this stuff, but you know what I tripped on? I started buying property. – Roy Ayers

8071. I don’t like rap that you can’t understand. The youth is so quick and alert. – Roy Ayers

8072. Artists don’t always know. Almost every song I ever recorded that was a hit at the majors that the promotional people picked I didn’t think it would be a hit. I was wrong every time! – Roy Ayers

8073. DJs and people in the street know what they like. – Roy Ayers

8074. Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that’s one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I’m just telling you from my heart, I’m so in love with life. – Roy Ayers

8075. I’d definitely love to play in Nashville again. That would be really good. – Roy Ayers

8076. People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that. – Roy Ayers

8077. People are always defining and re-defining music. My style of playing has been characterized as smooth jazz and acid jazz. I listen as I play; I’m not caught up in defining the type of music I play. – Roy Ayers

8078. Only a certain number of people go to a store over the period of a year. When a person sees my record on the shelf, it eliminates someone else’s record from being sold. It’s about continuing to try to find new ways to sell records. – Roy Ayers

8079. Now I get exposure first with people directly in the clubs. This is a unique situation for me. – Roy Ayers

8080. Most musicians count at the beginning, and never count and talk to their musicians after that. They only talk to them at the end of the song. But I would count with them and talk. – Roy Ayers

8081. Most artists have contracts directly with the record company, and when they do music, all of their music is owned by the record company. But I did mine through a production company. – Roy Ayers

8082. It’s a wonderful feeling just being in this creative motif. – Roy Ayers

8083. I always had this energy level that made me want to come to New York. – Roy Ayers

8084. I’m celebrating my 40th year in show business this year. – Roy Ayers

8085. I couldn’t get my album played over the so-called smooth jazz stations. Jazz stations would not play it. You don’t always know who you’re making that soul connection with. – Roy Ayers

8086. I was with PolyGram; that was the big label that I was with for the longest, like 12 years. – Roy Ayers

8087. I was being an artist, being sensitive and technical as artists are. I’m sure Leonardo Da Vinci did that. Artists don’t always feel the same as others feel about their work. – Roy Ayers

8088. I think music all the time. – Roy Ayers

8089. I still look good. I’m trippin’, but people tell me that all the time. So check it out, I’m 63, and still kicking. I’ve been putting records out every year. – Roy Ayers

8090. I generally sell my records online or at the show. You can undersell the distributor and the stores, and people know what they’re getting cause they’ve just seen you live. – Roy Ayers

8091. I don’t trip on that much. I just like to enjoy life and be happy. – Roy Ayers

8092. I don’t think I’m really so unique. If every black person looked at their life they would quickly discover that they have been influenced by every type of music prevalent in America. – Roy Ayers

8093. A lot of the hip hop artists don’t write music. They write words. – Roy Ayers

8094. I’ve been sampled so much and I’m glad it’s happened, it’s a great compliment. – Roy Ayers

8095. Back in the day, I used to be in the studio recording 20 hours a day. And that was all of the time. I still record a lot of hours, but I don’t go as long as I used to. – Roy Ayers

8096. Greetings and death to our enemies. – Dan Aykroyd

8097. I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I’m from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character. – Dan Aykroyd

8098. I live in a high rise with my family part of the year in New York and I don’t know three quarters of the people in the building. We live in the same square-footage and I wouldn’t know who they were. – Dan Aykroyd

8099. There’s huge, massive mother ships going up to the Yukon. They’ve been filmed and are on video. – Dan Aykroyd

8100. We must come to the point where we realize the concept of race is a false one. There is only one race, the human race. – Dan Aykroyd

8101. Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer. The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars. I think it’s incumbent upon us to. – Dan Aykroyd

8102. You look at the floor and see the floor. I look at the floor and see molecules. – Dan Aykroyd

8103. Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business. – Hank Azaria

8104. Godzilla’s a monster for the ’90s. He’s been working out. – Hank Azaria

8105. I’ve been doing silly voices since I was a child. – Hank Azaria

8106. This is an industry that doesn’t have the common cold… It has cholera. – Emanuel Azenberg

8107. Will the theater disappear? No. Is it healthy? Also no. – Emanuel Azenberg

8108. Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world – the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism. – Nnamdi Azikiwe

8109. It is better we disintegrate in peace and not in pieces. – Nnamdi Azikiwe

8110. Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar. – Nnamdi Azikiwe

8111. We need prefab housing, we need to repair what can be repaired. We have appealed to the whole world to ship tents and blankets to Pakistan. – Shaukat Aziz

8112. Pakistan has not recognized Israel… any such decision would be taken in supreme national interests after due consultation of the parliament. – Shaukat Aziz

8113. Terrorism is a big danger to Pakistan’s independence. We will fight this danger for the sake of independence of Pakistan and will defeat it at all levels. – Shaukat Aziz

8114. The alliance should agree… to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. – Jose Maria Aznar

8115. There is no possible negotiation with these killers. Our aim is to win over terrorism. Only by being firm we can stop terrorism. We must be firm fighting the terrorists and opposing the final aims they want to achieve. – Jose Maria Aznar

8116. We insist that the international community cannot depend on any country with weapons of mass destruction which has relations with terrorists, and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting the law and of defying the international community. – Jose Maria Aznar

8117. March 11, 2004, now occupies a place in the history of infamy. – Jose Maria Aznar

8118. Disarming Iraq is legal under a series of U.N. resolutions. Iraq is in flagrant violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. – Jose Maria Aznar

8119. Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process. – Sai Baba

8120. Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy. – Sai Baba

8121. You must pass your days in song. Let your whole life be a song. – Sai Baba

8122. You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it! – Sai Baba

8123. What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past. – Sai Baba

8124. What is new in the world? Nothing. What is old in the world? Nothing. Everything has always been and will always be. – Sai Baba

8125. Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them. – Sai Baba

8126. Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use. – Sai Baba

8127. Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God. – Sai Baba

8128. Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it. – Sai Baba

8129. Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions. – Sai Baba

8130. Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world. – Sai Baba

8131. All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter. – Sai Baba

8132. A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion. – Sai Baba

8133. The life ahead can only be glorious if you learn to live in total harmony with the Lord. – Sai Baba

8134. If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society. – Ibrahim Babangida

8135. A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world. – Ibrahim Babangida

8136. At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs. – Ibrahim Babangida

8137. But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement. – Ibrahim Babangida

8138. Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture. – Ibrahim Babangida

8139. Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities. We should use the opportunities it offers to correct past mistakes not to blunder anew. – Ibrahim Babangida

8140. There are no doubts that, the situation in the country today, indicates that there is much more work to do in the process of reforming the political economy and improving the quality of life of our people and communities. – Ibrahim Babangida

8141. For as long as our people are held hostage by controllable socio-economic forces, we cannot afford to be indifferent to the ravages of poverty in all its dimensions and ramifications. – Ibrahim Babangida

8142. Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions. – Ibrahim Babangida

8143. With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward. When one is present at a book launch, one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas, to the coming into being of another testimony of history. – Ibrahim Babangida

8144. We have established a new basis in our country in which economic liberalization would continue to flourish alongside democratic forces and deregulated power structure. – Ibrahim Babangida

8145. To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria. – Ibrahim Babangida

8146. There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values. – Ibrahim Babangida

8147. The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on empty stomach. – Ibrahim Babangida

8148. The return of democracy in our land has indeed thrown the problems of development into bolder relief. – Ibrahim Babangida

8149. The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity’s most enduring legacies. – Ibrahim Babangida

8150. The history of our country is not the history of any other country in the world which is either practicing advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy. – Ibrahim Babangida

8151. The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order. – Ibrahim Babangida

8152. Informed by our sad experience of history, we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy. – Ibrahim Babangida

8153. Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria’s economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions. – Ibrahim Babangida

8154. Our approach to economic development must be modern, focused and in tune with the global trend. – Ibrahim Babangida

8155. Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people. – Ibrahim Babangida

8156. It is only through books that we partake of the great harvest that is human civilization across the ages. – Ibrahim Babangida

8157. It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line. – Ibrahim Babangida

8158. Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made. The sacrifices we made were selfless. The options we offered were patriotic while the paths we chose were well thought out. – Ibrahim Babangida

8159. The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her. – Ibrahim Babangida

8160. I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject. – Ibrahim Babangida

8161. The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures. – Charles Babbage

8162. The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs. – Charles Babbage

8163. The possessors of wealth can scarcely be indifferent to processes which, nearly or remotely have been the fertile source of their possessions. – Charles Babbage

8164. That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation. – Charles Babbage

8165. Those from whose pocket the salary is drawn, and by whose appointment the officer was made, have always a right to discuss the merits of their officers, and their modes of exercising the duties they are paid to perform. – Charles Babbage

8166. That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine. – Charles Babbage

8167. The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages. – Charles Babbage

8168. The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours. – Charles Babbage

8169. The fatigue produced on the muscles of the human frame does not altogether depend on the actual force employed in each effort, but partly on the frequency with which it is exerted. – Charles Babbage

8170. The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person. – Charles Babbage

8171. To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance. – Charles Babbage

8172. There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list. – Charles Babbage

8173. Whenever the work is itself light, it becomes necessary, in order to economize time, to increase the velocity. – Charles Babbage

8174. Telegraphs are machines for conveying information over extensive lines with great rapidity. – Charles Babbage

8175. In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein, and given over a hopeless race. – Charles Babbage

8176. There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher, as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms he may think undeservedly severe. – Charles Babbage

8177. A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science. – Charles Babbage

8178. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue. – Charles Babbage

8179. The difference between a tool and a machine is not capable of very precise distinction; nor is it necessary, in a popular explanation of those terms, to limit very strictly their acceptation. – Charles Babbage

8180. Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton’s, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction. – Charles Babbage

8181. A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power. – Charles Babbage

8182. Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall. – Charles Babbage

8183. At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged. – Charles Babbage

8184. Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all. – Charles Babbage

8185. In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward. – Charles Babbage

8186. In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking. – Charles Babbage

8187. It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge. – Charles Babbage

8188. On two occasions I have been asked, ‘Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?’ I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. – Charles Babbage

8189. Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed. – Charles Babbage

8190. Some kinds of nails, such as those used for defending the soles of coarse shoes, called hobnails, require a particular form of the head, which is made by the stroke of a die. – Charles Babbage

8191. I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing; and venture to throw it out with the hope of its receiving a full discussion among those who are most interestedin the subject. – Charles Babbage

8192. Obviously I wouldn’t have said that three or four years ago in the midst of it. But I really believe that. It’s been a marvelous and important experience. – Bruce Babbitt

8193. No kidding. That’s really true. You’re paying your own bills through this. It’s not a pleasant experience. – Bruce Babbitt

8194. Look, this job has always been a crucible of conflict. – Bruce Babbitt

8195. Look, I think by the time my case was over and other ones, everybody on both sides of the aisle in Congress said we can’t run a government by this kind of process and they repealed the law and that’s good. – Bruce Babbitt

8196. It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors. No fact goes unchallenged. – Bruce Babbitt

8197. I’m going to go out and get everybody together and say I think we ought to protect this for generations to come. Now, let’s get down to work and walk the land and talk about the conflicts and get everybody involved. – Bruce Babbitt

8198. I wouldn’t miss this opportunity for anything. For the chance to work on these conservation issues, to serve my country, to work for this president, I’d do it all over again, every single minute. – Bruce Babbitt

8199. Well, it’s not a pleasant experience. And it’s a terribly political process, because that thing was initiated by the Congress and by, you know, our adversaries in the Congress. – Bruce Babbitt

8200. I look back on it, yeah, I’m in a much worse financial position than I was eight years ago. I’m going to have to go out at age 62 and kind of readdress some of that. – Bruce Babbitt

8201. I grew up in the West, grew up on the land, was educated as a geologist. And I came here with a vision of what it is we ought to be doing. – Bruce Babbitt

8202. I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments. – Bruce Babbitt

8203. Well, what I tried to do is simply to get out on the land. And when I came to Washington, I think one of the mistakes we made early on was kind of having an ideological dispute up in the Congress. – Bruce Babbitt

8204. Protecting all this land, working with the President to establish all these monuments, to, you know… I think the President has a land protection record that’s second to no one in this century, maybe Teddy Roosevelt. – Bruce Babbitt

8205. Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her. The tone I tried to convey in the letter is, look, you are a part of a great American historical process. – Bruce Babbitt

8206. What I finally did in 1995 was I said, I’m going to get out of this town and I’m going to go out West. – Bruce Babbitt

8207. Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act, taking those wolves back into Yellowstone, restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest. – Bruce Babbitt

8208. We’ve set aside tens of millions of acres of those northwestern forests for perpetuity. The unemployment rate has gone not up, but down. The economy has gone up. – Bruce Babbitt

8209. We have to preserve it and use it sustainably. And the short-term use of resources at the destruction of the long-term heritage of this country is not a policy that we can pursue. – Bruce Babbitt

8210. We had kind of a rocky start, but I spent a lot of time working with the President and handing him statistics and showing him what we were doing as we went along and kind of saying to him, you know, this is really important. – Bruce Babbitt

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8211. This isn’t just about today, this about generations to come. And you’ve got a chance to be the greatest conservation President since Theodore Roosevelt, and I think he’s done it. – Bruce Babbitt

8212. They haul you up there for, you know, week after week in this kind of star chamber proceeding. Then at the end of it they say, well, we found nothing, but now it’s time for special counsel. – Bruce Babbitt

8213. There’s a basic kind of tension here. It’s between those who say, I’d like to clear cut this forest and reduce it to saw timber because that’s an economically productive thing for me to do. – Bruce Babbitt

8214. We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation, with our capital… with God’s creation. And we need to administer and work that very carefully. – Bruce Babbitt

8215. The Northwest is in better shape than it was eight years ago. – Bruce Babbitt

8216. What we’ve proven is that you can protect the environment, use it wisely and grow the economy and that there is no conflict between the two. – Bruce Babbitt

8217. If quantitatively the American achievement is impressive, qualitatively it is somewhat less satisfying. – Irving Babbitt

8218. The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people. – Irving Babbitt

8219. Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful. – Irving Babbitt

8220. Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment. – Irving Babbitt

8221. Robespierre, however, was not the type of leader finally destined to emerge from the Revolution. – Irving Babbitt

8222. Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity – the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power. – Irving Babbitt

8223. If we are to have such a discipline we must have standards, and to get our standards under existing conditions we must have criticism. – Irving Babbitt

8224. The human mind, if it is to keep its sanity, must maintain the nicest balance between unity and plurality. – Irving Babbitt

8225. To harmonize the One with the Many, this is indeed a difficult adjustment, perhaps the most difficult of all, and so important, withal, that nations have perished from their failure to achieve it. – Irving Babbitt

8226. Furthermore, America suffers not only from a lack of standards, but also not infrequently from a confusion or an inversion of standards. – Irving Babbitt

8227. Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type. – Irving Babbitt

8228. The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy. – Irving Babbitt

8229. The humanitarian would, of course, have us meddle in foreign affairs as part of his program of world service. – Irving Babbitt

8230. The humanities need to be defended today against the encroachments of physical science, as they once needed to be against the encroachment of theology. – Irving Babbitt

8231. The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards. – Irving Babbitt

8232. The papacy again, representing the traditional unity of European civilization, has also shown itself unable to limit effectively the push of nationalism. – Irving Babbitt

8233. The ultimate binding element in the medieval order was subordination to the divine will and its earthly representatives, notably the pope. – Irving Babbitt

8234. For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual. – Irving Babbitt

8235. To say that most of us today are purely expansive is only another way of saying that most of us continue to be more concerned with the quantity than with the quality of our democracy. – Irving Babbitt

8236. Very few of the early Italian humanists were really humane. – Irving Babbitt

8237. We may affirm, then, that the main drift of the later Renaissance was away from a humanism that favored a free expansion toward a humanism that was in the highest degree disciplinary and selective. – Irving Babbitt

8238. We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration. – Irving Babbitt

8239. Yet Aristotle’s excellence of substance, so far from being associated with the grand style, is associated with something that at times comes perilously near jargon. – Irving Babbitt

8240. The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection. – Irving Babbitt

8241. A democracy, the realistic observer is forced to conclude, is likely to be idealistic in its feelings about itself, but imperialistic about its practice. – Irving Babbitt

8242. An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen. – Irving Babbitt

8243. Anyone who thus looks up has some chance of becoming worthy to be looked up to in turn. – Irving Babbitt

8244. Democracy is now going forth on a crusade against imperialism. – Irving Babbitt

8245. Act strenuously, would appear to be our faith, and right thinking will take care of itself. – Irving Babbitt

8246. According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive, a sentiment and even an intoxication. – Irving Babbitt

8247. A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement, on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides, has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses. – Irving Babbitt

8248. A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism. – Irving Babbitt

8249. A man needs to look, not down, but up to standards set so much above his ordinary self as to make him feel that he is himself spiritually the underdog. – Irving Babbitt

8250. If a man went simply by what he saw, he might be tempted to affirm that the essence of democracy is melodrama. – Irving Babbitt

8251. The new limitations are the human ones of perception. – Milton Babbitt

8252. I dare suggest that the composer would do himself and his music an immediate and eventual service by total, resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public world to one of private performance and electronic media. – Milton Babbitt

8253. No iron can pierce the heart with such force as a period put just at the right place. – Isaac Babel

8254. Curiosity doesn’t matter any more. These days people don’t want to be transported to emotional territories where they don’t know how to react. – Hector Babenko

8255. There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits. – Thomas Babington

8256. To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked. – Thomas Babington

8257. Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear. – Thomas Babington

8258. The maxim, that governments ought to train the people in the way in which they should go, sounds well. But is there any reason for believing that a government is more likely to lead the people in the right way than the people to fall into the right way of themselves? – Thomas Babington

8259. The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it. – Thomas Babington

8260. American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society. – Thomas Babington

8261. And to say that society ought to be governed by the opinion of the wisest and best, though true, is useless. Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best? – Thomas Babington

8262. Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely. – Thomas Babington

8263. None of the modes by which a magistrate is appointed, popular election, the accident of the lot, or the accident of birth, affords, as far as we can perceive, much security for his being wiser than any of his neighbours. – Thomas Babington

8264. Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction. – Thomas Babington

8265. The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it. – Roger Babson

8266. Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions. – Roger Babson

8267. Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. – Roger Babson

8268. Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. – Roger Babson

8269. It takes a person who is wide awake to make his dream come true. – Roger Babson

8270. It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. – Roger Babson

8271. When we are flat on our backs there is no way to look but up. – Roger Babson

8272. The finest command of language is often shown by saying nothing. – Roger Babson

8273. Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America. – Joe Baca

8274. Head Start is especially important to Latino children. Latino children make up more than one-third, 34 percent, of all those eligible for the program. – Joe Baca

8275. It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating from an organization as well respected as the NAACP. I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the nation, has recognized my voting record. – Joe Baca

8276. Instead of creating new jobs, Republicans gave tax cuts to companies that send jobs overseas. – Joe Baca

8277. In fact, allowing immigrants to have licenses actually improves homeland security by allowing our government to track who is in our borders. – Joe Baca

8278. Catholic schools in our Nation’s education have been paramount in teaching the values that we as parents seek to instill in our children. – Joe Baca

8279. Caring for our children and making sure they do not get addicted to drugs is all of our responsibility. – Joe Baca

8280. Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to need special education, repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence. – Joe Baca

8281. Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico’s Independence Day. – Joe Baca

8282. Head Start’s ability to improve the educational skills and opportunities of Latino children will be an important component of America’s future success. – Joe Baca

8283. As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America. – Joe Baca

8284. As a proud Catholic, I know the impact that faith-based education can have in our society and have witnessed it first hand in my district. – Joe Baca

8285. American families be warned, if the White House doesn’t send your jobs overseas, they’ll send your kids. – Joe Baca

8286. All of our children have so much potential. All of our children deserve a chance at life. – Joe Baca

8287. Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives. – Joe Baca

8288. I consider it top priority to improve water quality and increase water quantity in my community. – Joe Baca

8289. Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government. – Joe Baca

8290. Many of us are alarmed at the skyrocketing cost of medical care, including patients, who are the consumers. However, medical malpractice is not the reason for these increasing costs. – Joe Baca

8291. It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded: equality, freedom, and opportunity for all people. – Joe Baca

8292. With a growing population, there is a growing need for more water delivery and storage. – Joe Baca

8293. We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy. – Joe Baca

8294. We cannot neglect the unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers of America who need ample and widespread funding for federal job training services. – Joe Baca

8295. To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America’s long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill. – Joe Baca

8296. Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed. We need reform that provides hardworking people of good character with a real path towards citizenship. – Joe Baca

8297. The Republicans would like to take us back to a darker time, when corporations ruled and the underserved had no rights. – Joe Baca

8298. Latinos have fought in all of America’s wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago. – Joe Baca

8299. The Republican majority will stop at nothing to prevent access to the legal system for those who are hurt. – Joe Baca

8300. The Postal Service’s unmatched ability to reach every household and business in America six days a week is a vital part of the nation’s infrastructure. – Joe Baca

8301. The Postal Service delivers mail six days a week to nearly 140 million addresses. Every year this number increases by 2 million. – Joe Baca

8302. The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding in the educational system. – Joe Baca

8303. The American people depend on these federal employees to process, investigate, and adjudicate applications for immigration rights and benefits in a timely and thorough manner. – Joe Baca

8304. Products made in China are cheap through the exploitation of the workforce. Every time we shop, we are driving the nail further into the coffin of American manufacturing jobs. – Joe Baca

8305. Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation’s history and the world’s future. – Joe Baca

8306. The School Energy Crisis Relief Act authorizes the Secretary of Energy to issue energy assistance grants to help the poorest school districts across the Nation offset these unexpected and challenging costs. – Joe Baca

8307. I’m not a sedentary person. I’ve always been active. – Lauren Bacall

8308. I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that. – Lauren Bacall

8309. I wish Frank Sinatra would just shut up and sing. – Lauren Bacall

8310. Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. – Lauren Bacall

8311. In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity. – Lauren Bacall

8312. It’s inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially. – Lauren Bacall

8313. Looking at yourself in a mirror isn’t exactly a study of life. – Lauren Bacall

8314. Stardom isn’t a profession; it’s an accident. – Lauren Bacall

8315. They’re guys who want to screw around all the time, which interests me not at all. God knows we’ve done that, been there, and we don’t want to do that any more. – Lauren Bacall

8316. I used to tremble from nerves so badly that the only way I could hold my head steady was to lower my chin practically to my chest and look up at Bogie. That was the beginning of The Look. – Lauren Bacall

8317. When you talk about a great actor, you’re not talking about Tom Cruise. – Lauren Bacall

8318. You can’t start worrying about what’s going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what’s happening now. – Lauren Bacall

8319. I am not a has-been. I am a will be. – Lauren Bacall

8320. I don’t sit around thinking that I’d like to have another husband; only another man would make me think that way. – Lauren Bacall

8321. I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it ‘content.’ – Lauren Bacall

8322. I am essentially a loner. – Lauren Bacall

8323. Find me a man who’s interesting enough to have dinner with and I’ll be happy. – Lauren Bacall

8324. A woman isn’t complete without a man. But where do you find a man – a real man – these days? – Lauren Bacall

8325. A man’s illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he loves you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy. – Lauren Bacall

8326. It’s not so much the amount of tax we pay – it’s the sense that our pocket’s being picked without our knowing what’s going on. – Andrew J. Bacevich

8327. A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved. He must of necessity feel all of the affects that he hopes to arouse in his audience, for the revealing of his own humour will stimulate a like humour in the listener. – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

8328. According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value. – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

8329. What comprises good performance? The ability through singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the true content and affect of a composition. – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

8330. The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong hold. – Edward Bach

8331. In our western civilization we have the glorious example, the great standard of perfection and the teachings of the Christ to guide us. He acts for us as Mediator between our personality and our Soul. – Edward Bach

8332. Rest assured that whatever station of life we are placed, princely or lowly, it contains the lessons and experiences necessary at the moment for our evolution, and gives us the best advantage for the development of ourselves. – Edward Bach

8333. We film in front of a live audience, and I was a theater actor before I got into television, so I like that. – Jillian Bach

8334. TV is so seductive with a great workday. You’re going to work and making people laugh, and that’s fantastic. – Jillian Bach

8335. The challenging thing is that we go home after doing the run-through and the writers stay there working, so sometimes I get script changes delivered to me at midnight. It’s constantly shifting. – Jillian Bach

8336. My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school. – Jillian Bach

8337. David Duchovny is a dream; a dreamboat and a dream. He was so kind… He held my hand after we were done shooting and told me I did great. He’s so good at what he does. – Jillian Bach

8338. I think, being an actor, it’s just a relief every time you get a part. – Jillian Bach

8339. Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul. – Johannes Sebastian Bach

8340. I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well. – Johannes Sebastian Bach

8341. I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results. – Johannes Sebastian Bach

8342. It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. – Johannes Sebastian Bach

8343. My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them. – Johannes Sebastian Bach

8344. The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. – Johannes Sebastian Bach

8345. Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence. – Johannes Sebastian Bach

8346. If I decide to be an idiot, then I’ll be an idiot on my own accord. – Johannes Sebastian Bach

8347. Idolatry is really not good for anyone. Not even the idols. – John Bach

8348. To the timid soul, nothing is possible. – John Bach

8349. Kids love rabbits… they just like them. – John Bach

8350. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life. – Richard Bach

8351. The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change. – Richard Bach

8352. The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. – Richard Bach

8353. The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder. – Richard Bach

8354. The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly. – Richard Bach

8355. The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. – Richard Bach

8356. The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. – Richard Bach

8357. Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger. – Richard Bach

8358. The simplest things are often the truest. – Richard Bach

8359. Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof. – Richard Bach

8360. True love stories never have endings. – Richard Bach

8361. Not being known doesn’t stop the truth from being true. – Richard Bach

8362. Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives. – Richard Bach

8363. There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go. – Richard Bach

8364. Live never to be ashamed if anything you say or do is published around the world, even if what is said is not true. – Richard Bach

8365. To fly as fast as thought, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived. – Richard Bach

8366. In the United States Christmas has become the rape of an idea. – Richard Bach

8367. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. – Richard Bach

8368. You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. – Richard Bach

8369. You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. – Richard Bach

8370. You are never given a wish without being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. – Richard Bach

8371. You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel. – Richard Bach

8372. You teach best what you most need to learn. – Richard Bach

8373. Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully. – Richard Bach

8374. Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. – Richard Bach

8375. Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah. – Richard Bach

8376. To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there. – Richard Bach

8377. Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. – Richard Bach

8378. Avoid problems, and you’ll never be the one who overcame them. – Richard Bach

8379. Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us! – Richard Bach

8380. Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? – Richard Bach

8381. Civilization… wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere. – Richard Bach

8382. Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. – Richard Bach

8383. Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly. – Richard Bach

8384. Don’t turn away from possible futures before you’re certain you don’t have anything to learn from them. – Richard Bach

8385. Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. – Richard Bach

8386. Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you. – Richard Bach

8387. Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. – Richard Bach

8388. Get this in mind early: We never grow up. – Richard Bach

8389. Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection. – Richard Bach

8390. Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t. – Richard Bach

8391. Listen to what you know instead of what you fear. – Richard Bach

8392. I don’t want to do business with those who don’t make a profit, because they can’t give the best service. – Richard Bach

8393. I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it? – Richard Bach

8394. I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me. – Richard Bach

8395. If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim. – Richard Bach

8396. If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. – Richard Bach

8397. If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats. – Richard Bach

8398. If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. – Richard Bach

8399. In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice. – Richard Bach

8400. In order to win, you must expect to win. – Richard Bach

8401. It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost. – Richard Bach

8402. Learning is finding out what you already know. – Richard Bach

8403. Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know. – Richard Bach

8404. Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it. – Richard Bach

8405. Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours. – Richard Bach

8406. Allow the world to live as it chooses, and allow yourself to live as you choose. – Richard Bach

8407. A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. – Richard Bach

8408. I listen to music for emotion and I get zero emotion from rap. – Sebastian Bach

8409. They don’t have the edge that I need. I’m not interested in reliving 1988. – Sebastian Bach

8410. I’m a TV junkie. I’m always flipping through channels. – Sebastian Bach

8411. So, it ended up being what you have there, seven songs brand new and ten live songs which is a good mix. – Sebastian Bach

8412. I guess I watch more MTV than you do. I’m a junkie for it. – Sebastian Bach

8413. That’s why it’s called Sebastian Bach. I mean, it’s a permanent band, pretty much, but if I jam with other people, it just makes a better album, I think. – Sebastian Bach

8414. The way I look at a solo project is, I create what I want with whoever I want. – Sebastian Bach

8415. My first band, Kid Wicked, we did half covers and half originals. – Sebastian Bach

8416. There’s way easier ways to make money, let’s just put it that way. – Sebastian Bach

8417. Metal is still the biggest music now in America. – Sebastian Bach

8418. They have had such a crazy life living with me as their dad. Not crazy but different from their friends. – Sebastian Bach

8419. To think that when they come out with these gigantic songs, it’s pretty tough to top them, you know. – Sebastian Bach

8420. Well, you know, if you do 200 shows a year, they’re not all going to be like Castle Donnington. – Sebastian Bach

8421. Yes, but I have to say this: the band is going to decide where the band plays. – Sebastian Bach

8422. You have got to make new music, that is the way that I look at it anyway. – Sebastian Bach

8423. You know what I’m doing starting 1st November? Jesus Christ Superstar. – Sebastian Bach

8424. There is no singing anymore, everything is yelling and shouting and rapping and that is real boring to a guy like me. – Sebastian Bach

8425. Being a cover artist is not like being a real artist. That’s just copying what someone else did. – Sebastian Bach

8426. I write my lyrics into the computer and I hum my music into the dictaphone. – Sebastian Bach

8427. I want to do something creative, not just easy. – Sebastian Bach

8428. I’ve been solo since 1996, so I’ve been doing it for a while now. – Sebastian Bach

8429. I had to get out of my record deal that I signed with my previous band and get a full solo record deal going so, with all of the paperwork that, that entails it did take a while. – Sebastian Bach

8430. I got the whole band set up in the basement and we are jamming. – Sebastian Bach

8431. I do Skid Row every night. – Sebastian Bach

8432. No, if it was up to me every record would be brand new studio material but Atlantic records asked me to put out a full live record because my tour really did do well last year. – Sebastian Bach

8433. Every single band in the world has these gigantic songs that people are obsessed with. – Sebastian Bach

8434. Maybe one day I can have a reunion with myself. – Sebastian Bach

8435. Inside I never said I wanted to do theatre or be an actor. – Sebastian Bach

8436. It is easy for me to go play a rock show, I have been doing that all my life and I love that. – Sebastian Bach

8437. It’s too easy to do your own site to not have one these days. I guess everyone has one. – Sebastian Bach

8438. Kids don’t go out and buy CDs, they make their own, they download them from the Internet. – Sebastian Bach

8439. Maybe if they start playing new rock bands videos, then maybe but there is no point in a guy like me spending 250 grand for a video that no one is ever going to see. – Sebastian Bach

8440. I can’t drink whiskey like I used to back then, that’s for sure. – Sebastian Bach

8441. I recorded the song live in front of an orchestra, and yes, I was very moved, I was in tears. – Burt Bacharach

8442. I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn’t keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students. – Burt Bacharach

8443. I felt alienated at school, and I never did well with girls. – Burt Bacharach

8444. A small town is a place where there’s no place to go where you shouldn’t. – Burt Bacharach

8445. The music is the last thing I’m thinking about right now, in order of what’s important. – Burt Bacharach

8446. I was blown away by the standing ovation. I’ve had tributes before, sure, but I don’t retain that feeling, and I wasn’t prepared for it on Tuesday. But maybe you shouldn’t retain these things or you’d be on a permanent high. – Burt Bacharach

8447. I’d met Dr Dre, he was thinking about his next album, we talked a little and he said, ‘Let me give you some of these loops and see what you come up with’. – Burt Bacharach

8448. I’ve always had a problem with people who couldn’t tell the truth or admit a mistake and say they’re wrong. – Burt Bacharach

8449. If Bush said just once: ‘Boy. I hope you accept my apology as a country,’ or showed some humanity. – Burt Bacharach

8450. It’s not getting any better, is it? I don’t want my 19-year-old boy going into the army. I love these little kids. They understand how passionate I am. – Burt Bacharach

8451. Knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing anyone can learn. – Burt Bacharach

8452. Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember. – Burt Bacharach

8453. Because I was small, I was getting the hell kicked out of me playing football. – Burt Bacharach

8454. A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the word you first thought of. – Burt Bacharach

8455. The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don’t know why something’s happening to you and you don’t know how you bounced back. – Amitabh Bachchan

8456. No new projects at the moment. There are restrictions to how much I can take on. And I need to finish those that I am committed to do before thinking ahead. But I’d rather they take final shape before we talk of them. – Amitabh Bachchan

8457. I just lead my life as naturally, as normally as I possibly can. But I can’t help it if controversy is hounding me day in and day out. I’m quite amazed sometimes by the way they go about it. I grow a beard and it lands up in the editorial in The Times of India. – Amitabh Bachchan

8458. I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other’s company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules. – Amitabh Bachchan

8459. Basically I am just another actor who loves his work and this thing about age only exists in the media. – Amitabh Bachchan

8460. Frankly I’ve never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an ‘icon’, ‘superstar’, etc. I’ve always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability. – Amitabh Bachchan

8461. A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language. – Gaston Bachelard

8462. Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child’s world and thus a world event. – Gaston Bachelard

8463. The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth. – Gaston Bachelard

8464. To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer. – Gaston Bachelard

8465. The words of the world want to make sentences. – Gaston Bachelard

8466. The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams. – Gaston Bachelard

8467. Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make. – Gaston Bachelard

8468. There is no original truth, only original error. – Gaston Bachelard

8469. The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows. – Gaston Bachelard

8470. The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know. – Gaston Bachelard

8471. So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us. – Gaston Bachelard

8472. Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls. – Gaston Bachelard

8473. Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need. – Gaston Bachelard

8474. One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. – Gaston Bachelard

8475. Man is an imagining being. – Gaston Bachelard

8476. If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. – Gaston Bachelard

8477. Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books. – Gaston Bachelard

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8478. Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul. – Gaston Bachelard

8479. Poetry is one of the destinies of speech… One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language. – Gaston Bachelard

8480. I have seen one shrike occupy himself for hours in sticking up on thorns, a number of small fishes that the fishermen had thrown on the shore. The fishes dried up and decayed. – John Bachman

8481. The president said nothing about the views of government in regard to the possibility of Carolinas seceding. This however was frequently spoken of by other statesmen at the North. I think they were unanimous in this, that no army would be sent here. – John Bachman

8482. I never found either this or the Northern Shrike return to such prey for food. I have seen them alight on the same thorn bush afterwards, but never made any use of this kind of food. – John Bachman

8483. When you play all that as a body of work there are four great songs, four mediocre songs and four bad songs. I didn’t know it at the time; I was just doing my best. – Randy Bachman

8484. With The Guess Who, it took us fifty-something singles before we had hits. – Randy Bachman

8485. You are still lucky – you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music – but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It’s risky to bounce around and change your type of music. – Randy Bachman

8486. You don’t need a uniform color: We used a mixture of brick red, browns and grays, and then threw in seashells, branches and various types of rock, so our walls ended up looking like cave paintings! – Randy Bachman

8487. You take all the things that frighten you, and when you can get them to work for you all of sudden people are calling you a success. – Randy Bachman

8488. When you get successful, you can do pretty much whatever you want. – Randy Bachman

8489. When I was five I had violin lessons. – Randy Bachman

8490. My love, growing up on the Prairies, was country music. – Randy Bachman

8491. My songs are like cheap Neil Young copies. – Randy Bachman

8492. The fact that the internet is so active; people can now speak to me indirectly. – Randy Bachman

8493. The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work. – Randy Bachman

8494. To add an AC outlet, for example, you just drill a circular hole in the wall, tap into the wiring, add the outlet and you’re set. If you don’t want it, pull it out and plaster over it with more earth to seal the hole. – Randy Bachman

8495. Those two songs condense the two albums. They also show what the audiences wanted. I was desperate to keep the band together and find something that the public would like. – Randy Bachman

8496. Those albums are so important to me because, for the first time, I was making my own music, paying for it, finding strengths in it, and going through the process of finding the right music for the record. – Randy Bachman

8497. I learned at an early age that I was given something special when I was born, and that was the gift of music. – Randy Bachman

8498. I don’t think that bands that make it on their first album are as strong as bands that don’t: there is nowhere to go but down. – Randy Bachman

8499. Generally, you are held to a sound and that becomes your sound. That gets branded as your sound, and all the copycats start with it because the labels are looking for that sound. – Randy Bachman

8500. Every night we all felt grateful to be there, stunned at the amount of people that are there, and stunned at their reactions. They go crazy; they know every lyric from eight years of age to eighty. It’s unbelievable. – Randy Bachman

8501. I listened to it last night for the first time since we started this project. I went out to my car and put it in and went to an empty parking lot and just listened and read the little pamphlet that came with it. After two or three songs I burst into tears. – Randy Bachman

8502. I come from a modest background. I put myself through college and law school and a postdoctorate program in tax law. – Michele Bachmann

8503. We’re running out of rich people in this country. – Michele Bachmann

8504. We need a strong, bold constitutional conservative who won’t back down and who will fight for the values we believe in. That’s what we need for our nominee, whether it is me or whether it is someone else. – Michele Bachmann

8505. It would be fun to have someone in the White House who has worked in the private sector… and someone who understands that wealth creation is a good thing and they want more of it. Wealth is good. – Michele Bachmann

8506. It isn’t that I was born thinking I had to be president. I’m getting a lot of encouragement to run from people across the country. I don’t believe this is a rash decision. – Michele Bachmann

8507. If we want to kill Obamacare and we want to end socialized medicine, it must be done in the next election! – Michele Bachmann

8508. I come here as one of you – an Iowan! – Michele Bachmann

8509. I am a fighter. I’m not just there to go along and get along. – Michele Bachmann

8510. All of the problems we’re facing with debt are manmade problems. We created them. It’s called fantasy economics. Fantasy economics only works in a fantasy world. It doesn’t work in reality. – Michele Bachmann

8511. After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don’t have. But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt, unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country. – Michele Bachmann

8512. I’ve given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies. To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny. – Michele Bachmann

8513. Pre-teens, teens and college students have unlimited access to the Internet – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because of the repeated exposure they have to illegal Internet gambling sites, they fall victim by the thousands. – Spencer Bachus

8514. Ours is an open and accepting society, and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship. – Spencer Bachus

8515. As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas, cities halfway across America have begun to see an influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment. – Spencer Bachus

8516. By encouraging its citizens to violate our border, Mexico is pushing a tremendous welfare burden off of its shoulders and onto ours, while also benefiting from the significant sums of U.S. currency that these workers will eventually send back home to their families. – Spencer Bachus

8517. By interviewing at least one veteran, you can preserve memories that otherwise might be lost. My uncle was a downed fighter pilot and P.O.W. in World War II, and I am looking forward to recording his story for inclusion in the project. – Spencer Bachus

8518. For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years. – Spencer Bachus

8519. For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country. – Spencer Bachus

8520. Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling, the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted, problem gambler. – Spencer Bachus

8521. However, in recent years our nation has seen a sizable influx of illegal immigration that at best highlights some alarming inadequacies and at worst indicates a broken system. – Spencer Bachus

8522. Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status. – Spencer Bachus

8523. Immigration in America is a highly polarized issue and there are passionate views on both sides. – Spencer Bachus

8524. In 2003, I introduced and passed The Tornado Shelters Act, which allows local governments to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct storm shelters in manufactured housing communities. – Spencer Bachus

8525. In fact, a University of Connecticut study showed that as many as three in four pre-teens and teens who are exposed to Internet gambling become addicted. – Spencer Bachus

8526. The completion of the Iraqi cabinet with the appointment of three critical ministers is also confirmation of continued movement toward a just and democratic society in Iraq. – Spencer Bachus

8527. Most illegals are without health insurance, and when these workers need emergency healthcare, the American taxpayer gets stuck with the bill. – Spencer Bachus

8528. Shockingly, a University of Pennsylvania study says the number of young people addicted to gambling – largely due to increased exposure to the Internet and Internet gambling – grew by an alarming 20 percent between 2004 and 2005 alone. – Spencer Bachus

8529. The elimination of the barbaric terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is good news for the world. – Spencer Bachus

8530. The rapid growth in many of our suburbs has spawned a booming construction industry eager to hire low wage immigrants who gladly fill these jobs, many of them happy to be paid in cash, free of federal and state taxes. – Spencer Bachus

8531. The Veteran’s History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America’s war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories. – Spencer Bachus

8532. Today, the technology is there to give early and normally ample warning when a powerful tornado approaches. When a tornado strikes, all of us are at risk. – Spencer Bachus

8533. Unlicensed illegal immigrants drive on our roads and interstates without insurance, and there is little that our law enforcement officials can do to stop them. – Spencer Bachus

8534. It is my belief CAFTA will be beneficial for Alabama and the United States as a whole. – Spencer Bachus

8535. The simpler it is, the more beautiful it will become. – Wilhelm Backhaus

8536. Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success. – Jim Backus

8537. Much of my work has come from being lazy. – John Backus

8538. They don’t like thinking in medical school. They memorize – that’s all they want you to do. You must not think. – John Backus

8539. You need the willingness to fail all the time. – John Backus

8540. Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason. – Francis Bacon

8541. Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. – Francis Bacon

8542. Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws. – Francis Bacon

8543. Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted… but to weigh and consider. – Francis Bacon

8544. Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New. – Francis Bacon

8545. Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes. – Francis Bacon

8546. Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory. – Francis Bacon

8547. People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom. – Francis Bacon

8548. People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can’t fool the neighbors. – Francis Bacon

8549. Opportunity makes a thief. – Francis Bacon

8550. Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing. – Francis Bacon

8551. Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety. – Francis Bacon

8552. Rebellions of the belly are the worst. – Francis Bacon

8553. Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice. – Francis Bacon

8554. Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. – Francis Bacon

8555. Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished. – Francis Bacon

8556. Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. – Francis Bacon

8557. Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread. – Francis Bacon

8558. Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other. – Francis Bacon

8559. Many a man’s strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use. – Francis Bacon

8560. Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy. – Francis Bacon

8561. Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance. – Francis Bacon

8562. Knowledge is power. – Francis Bacon

8563. Knowledge and human power are synonymous. – Francis Bacon

8564. Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse. – Francis Bacon

8565. Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise. – Francis Bacon

8566. The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors. – Francis Bacon

8567. Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business. – Francis Bacon

8568. Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable. – Francis Bacon

8569. Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses. – Francis Bacon

8570. Wise men make more opportunities than they find. – Francis Bacon

8571. Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. – Francis Bacon

8572. Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much. – Francis Bacon

8573. Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul. – Francis Bacon

8574. When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative. – Francis Bacon

8575. What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer. – Francis Bacon

8576. We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. – Francis Bacon

8577. Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. – Francis Bacon

8578. The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall. – Francis Bacon

8579. It is natural to die as to be born. – Francis Bacon

8580. The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. – Francis Bacon

8581. Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability. – Francis Bacon

8582. Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience. – Francis Bacon

8583. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. – Francis Bacon

8584. Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God. – Francis Bacon

8585. Silence is the virtue of fools. – Francis Bacon

8586. Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. – Francis Bacon

8587. Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt. – Francis Bacon

8588. Science is but an image of the truth. – Francis Bacon

8589. Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress. – Francis Bacon

8590. The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied. – Francis Bacon

8591. As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time. – Francis Bacon

8592. Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue. – Francis Bacon

8593. Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall. – Francis Bacon

8594. I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death. – Francis Bacon

8595. For my name and memory I leave to men’s charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages. – Francis Bacon

8596. Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid. – Francis Bacon

8597. Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order. – Francis Bacon

8598. Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable. – Francis Bacon

8599. Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter. – Francis Bacon

8600. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men. – Francis Bacon

8601. By indignities men come to dignities. – Francis Bacon

8602. Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom. – Francis Bacon

8603. Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite. – Francis Bacon

8604. God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. – Francis Bacon

8605. Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time. – Francis Bacon

8606. Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. – Francis Bacon

8607. Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. – Francis Bacon

8608. Acorns were good until bread was found. – Francis Bacon

8609. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. – Francis Bacon

8610. A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open. – Francis Bacon

8611. A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. – Francis Bacon

8612. A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green. – Francis Bacon

8613. A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it. – Francis Bacon

8614. A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion. – Francis Bacon

8615. But men must know, that in this theatre of man’s life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on. – Francis Bacon

8616. I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind. – Francis Bacon

8617. It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about. – Francis Bacon

8618. It is impossible to love and to be wise. – Francis Bacon

8619. It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other. – Francis Bacon

8620. It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral. – Francis Bacon

8621. It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man’s self. – Francis Bacon

8622. In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior. – Francis Bacon

8623. In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. – Francis Bacon

8624. Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. – Francis Bacon

8625. If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us. – Francis Bacon

8626. If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. – Francis Bacon

8627. Friends are thieves of time. – Francis Bacon

8628. If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world. – Francis Bacon

8629. A bachelor’s life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner. – Francis Bacon

8630. Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity. – Francis Bacon

8631. Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. – Francis Bacon

8632. He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. – Francis Bacon

8633. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. – Francis Bacon

8634. He that hath knowledge spareth his words. – Francis Bacon

8635. He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other. – Francis Bacon

8636. Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again. – Francis Bacon

8637. God’s first creature, which was light. – Francis Bacon

8638. God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave. – Francis Bacon

8639. God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires. – Francis Bacon

8640. If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. – Francis Bacon

8641. I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. – Francis Bacon

8642. The remedy is worse than the disease. – Francis Bacon

8643. There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. – Francis Bacon

8644. The worst solitude is to have no real friendships. – Francis Bacon

8645. The worst men often give the best advice. – Francis Bacon

8646. The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate. – Francis Bacon

8647. The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. – Francis Bacon

8648. The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses. – Francis Bacon

8649. There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man’s own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health. – Francis Bacon

8650. There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. – Francis Bacon

8651. There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. – Francis Bacon

8652. Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible. – Francis Bacon

8653. They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. – Francis Bacon

8654. They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils. – Francis Bacon

8655. Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly. – Francis Bacon

8656. This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well. – Francis Bacon

8657. Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. – Francis Bacon

8658. Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion. – Francis Bacon

8659. Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out. – Francis Bacon

8660. Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible. – Francis Bacon

8661. Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority. – Francis Bacon

8662. Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set. – Francis Bacon

8663. We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do. – Francis Bacon

8664. There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man’s self. – Francis Bacon

8665. The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon. – Francis Bacon

8666. The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil. – Francis Bacon

8667. The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears. – Francis Bacon

8668. The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. – Francis Bacon

8669. The great end of life is not knowledge but action. – Francis Bacon

8670. The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs. – Francis Bacon

8671. There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little. – Francis Bacon

8672. The place of justice is a hallowed place. – Francis Bacon

8673. It comes down to the way you treat people. When you treat people with dignity and respect all the time, you can work through anything. – John Bacon

8674. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind. – John Bacon

8675. I heard that Jesus had a pet dinosaur. Evolution must be a myth then. – John Bacon

8676. I would say invisibility would be sort of a fun power to have just to see what it was like to move through the world and not be looked at. – Kevin Bacon

8677. I don’t want to stop acting, but acting in some ways is a young man’s game. – Kevin Bacon

8678. I don’t watch the movies I make, so I haven’t seen ‘Footloose’ since it came out. You see this young, hungry actor, it’s pretty fun. I was the only one they screen tested. It was an attempt by the director and producer to talk the head of the studio into hiring me because they didn’t want me. – Kevin Bacon

8679. I have a natural swagger. – Kevin Bacon

8680. I just let the work speak for itself. An actor is not afraid to take risks; to put on different hats; to be a good guy, a bad guy, a victim, an abuser. There are all kinds of people in the world, and playing them is what acting is all about. – Kevin Bacon

8681. I like directing. It takes a lot out of you, but I’d like to do it again – I just have to find a story I want to tell. – Kevin Bacon

8682. I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that. – Kevin Bacon

8683. I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic. – Kevin Bacon

8684. I do struggle with how much and in which way, as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views. – Kevin Bacon

8685. I’d always tried not to worry about the size of the role or the size of the film. – Kevin Bacon

8686. I’d love to be a pop idol. Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50. – Kevin Bacon

8687. I’d really like to get the girl, shoot the gun, drive the car, have fun. I even have these kind of action dreams, where I’m the action guy. – Kevin Bacon

8688. I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money’s sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it’s just about a number. It’s never been anything I understood. – Kevin Bacon

8689. I don’t have to do the lead. If I dig a part, I’ll do it. – Kevin Bacon

8690. I’m obsessed with zombies. I like watching zombie movies and I read zombie books. – Kevin Bacon

8691. I do better on the first three takes; I won’t be better at 20 takes. – Kevin Bacon

8692. I didn’t get into this so I could talk about my work, my movies. You become an actor to act. – Kevin Bacon

8693. I always wanted, and still aspire, to be something more than just one thing, just one performance. – Kevin Bacon

8694. Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from. He’s such a great actor, he’s off the hook. I love him. – Kevin Bacon

8695. Critics can be your most important friend. I don’t read criticism of my stuff only because when it’s bad, it’s rough-and when it’s good, it’s not good enough. – Kevin Bacon

8696. Clint Eastwood has always been a hero. – Kevin Bacon

8697. Before Footloose, the things I’d done weren’t cute. In Diner I was an alcoholic. – Kevin Bacon

8698. As I was coming up on the stage, there was one source that could make or break you, the New York Times. Inevitably there would be one actor singled out for a better review, or worse, than somebody else. The effect of that was cancerous, divisive. – Kevin Bacon

8699. Any idiot can get laid when they’re famous. That’s easy. It’s getting laid when you’re not famous that takes some talent. – Kevin Bacon

8700. A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly. – Kevin Bacon

8701. I don’t read my own reviews and I haven’t for probably 15 years. I read other people’s reviews, though. – Kevin Bacon

8702. There’s the most resistance to an actor singing. It’s like I’m being disloyal to my industry. – Kevin Bacon

8703. I’ll be honest with you. My kids don’t watch my movies and never have. I can maybe name a film one hand that they’ve seen, actually, all the way through. – Kevin Bacon

8704. Things could be worse. You remember that, and you go on with your life. – Kevin Bacon

8705. I’m always happier and a better actor when I can really lose myself in a character and become somebody else. – Kevin Bacon

8706. There is a lesson there about greed and it is a lesson I am willing to learn as well. Has it made me a distrustful person? I don’t think so. But we probably look a bit more carefully at our financial situation now. – Kevin Bacon

8707. There are very few things that are purely conceptual without any hard content. – Kevin Bacon

8708. There are some actor secrets you keep sometimes, and you want to keep. – Kevin Bacon

8709. There are people who tell you to shut up because you’re just a celebrity, but pundits, talking heads, they’re every bit the celebrity and a lot of them aren’t any more qualified than the average man on the street. – Kevin Bacon

8710. The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing. You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy. The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie. – Kevin Bacon

8711. Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good. – Kevin Bacon

8712. L.A. kind of scares me. – Kevin Bacon

8713. It does get old to have to always be a monkey in a zoo. I don’t know what it’s like any more to be anonymous. – Kevin Bacon

8714. If you’re an actor, even a successful one, you’re still waiting for the phone to ring. – Kevin Bacon

8715. If I’m in a situation where someone doesn’t recognize me and treats me like everyone else, I’m not used to it. – Kevin Bacon

8716. I’ve made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It’s melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music. – Kevin Bacon

8717. When it happened to us and it was all gone overnight, we said, ‘We are in this together, we are healthy, our children are healthy and we can work’. – Kevin Bacon

8718. Some people have therapy, some people are alcoholics or they’re in AA. Some people jump out of planes on weekends or find ways to release this kind of thing. And for me, it’s acting. I find acting very therapeutic for whatever it is. – Kevin Bacon

8719. Technique! The very word is like a shriek of outraged Art. It is the idiot name given to effort by those who are too weak, too weary, or too dull to play the game. The mighty have no theory of technique. – Leonard Bacon

8720. ‘Thou shalt not get found out’ is not one of God’s commandments; and no man can be saved by trying to keep it. – Leonard Bacon

8721. If that form of government, that system of social order is not wrong – if those laws of the Southern States, by virtue of which slavery exists there, and is what it is, are not wrong – nothing is wrong. – Leonard Bacon

8722. Argument is conclusive, but it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment. – Roger Bacon

8723. For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. His hearer’s mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught. – Roger Bacon

8724. For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics. – Roger Bacon

8725. Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience. – Roger Bacon

8726. The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation. – Roger Bacon

8727. All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one’s brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon. – Roger Bacon

8728. I always said that you can use the same vehicle although the driver will change, or the same vehicle to go for the race. It’s a different driver, this is exactly what’s happening to the cabinet. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8729. As a child, the paddy field was my playground. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8730. But I have always said that it’s important we must make sure that justice is at all time be maintained. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8731. I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich, was not a rich family. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8732. We have now recently launched the national integrity plan. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8733. I have always been interested in politics. I was in the student union before, very active. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8734. I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8735. I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8736. I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8737. It must be a balance in everything we do, not too much of everything, keep it simple, not complicated. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8738. Of course education becomes very very important and that’s for our human resource development. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8739. So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8740. So when I had to make a decision whether I would like to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too, so I thought Islamic studies would be good. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8741. Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8742. The idea is that they wouldn’t want to deal with militant Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress, committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways. So that’s what we are doing here. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8743. Very old fashioned to say that they will be well behaved but I think it’s very important. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8744. We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8745. We have also set up the national institute for ethics. This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan, that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8746. We have followed a path of moderation, development is our priority, national unity, good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims, this is what has given us the advantage. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

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8747. Well, there are other aspects, I still command very good support in the party. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8748. When she was in United States, we maintained contact, we talked to each other on the phone, almost every night. And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well enough so better to talk on the phone. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8749. You can’t have too much of everything, you must have a balance, that’s very important. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8750. I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8751. We have been given a role to play. We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here, so the people who are Muslims there would understand what the role of Islam is. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

8752. I saw why people died and how they died. I saw gunshot wounds and liver failure. It was a good learning experience, so I came regularly on weekends and holidays. – Michael Baden

8753. We have 62 counties in New York State and each has its own system of death investigation. – Michael Baden

8754. The same expertise we learned at the autopsy table can be applied to living people who’ve been shot, battered, or raped. The search for trace evidence is the same. – Michael Baden

8755. That was after Napoleon died because there is still a controversy as to whether Napoleon was poisoned with arsenic. And the French say the British did it and the British say the French did it, but he died before the test for arsenic was available. – Michael Baden

8756. That made me think I could contribute more to society by looking at people on the autopsy table and feeding back the findings so that lots of people could benefit, rather than just treating patients one at a time. – Michael Baden

8757. It seemed ironic that Lowell Levine and I, who were both Jewish, were going over to identify the remains of a man who was so anti-Semitic. – Michael Baden

8758. I get involved if a problem comes up after the death has been investigated by the local authority. – Michael Baden

8759. Arsenic sticks around and today it’s easily found after death if somebody thinks of looking for it, because the problem with arsenic, it isn’t looked for in the common tests for drugs. – Michael Baden

8760. Tape is wonderful at preserving evidence – fingerprints, hairs, fibers. Tape preserves this, especially on the sticky side, even if the body’s been out there for a year. – Michael Baden

8761. A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances. – Robert Baden-Powell

8762. A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim. – Robert Baden-Powell

8763. A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens. – Robert Baden-Powell

8764. The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself. – Robert Baden-Powell

8765. Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise. – Robert Baden-Powell

8766. Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment. – Robert Baden-Powell

8767. When you want a thing done, ‘Don’t do it yourself’ is a good motto for Scoutmasters. – Robert Baden-Powell

8768. We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it. – Robert Baden-Powell

8769. Trust should be the basis for all our moral training. – Robert Baden-Powell

8770. To get a hold on boys you must be their friend. – Robert Baden-Powell

8771. The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light. – Robert Baden-Powell

8772. The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. – Robert Baden-Powell

8773. The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond. – Robert Baden-Powell

8774. Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster’s own personal example. – Robert Baden-Powell

8775. Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I’ll show you a poorly uniformed leader. – Robert Baden-Powell

8776. See things from the boy’s point of view. – Robert Baden-Powell

8777. If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk. – Robert Baden-Powell

8778. An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual. – Robert Baden-Powell

8779. The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country. – Robert Baden-Powell

8780. I then realized my appearance was a bit odd. My right leg was no longer with me. It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as I tried to leave my Spitfire. – Douglas Bader

8781. The successful pilots succeeded because they did not open fire until they were close to the target. – Douglas Bader

8782. We were all flying around up and down the coast near Dunkirk looking for enemy aircraft which seemed also to be milling around with no particular cohesion. – Douglas Bader

8783. The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday. It was solid with shipping. – Douglas Bader

8784. Like the Spitfire it was immensely strong: a pilot had no need to fear the danger of pulling the wings off, no matter how desperate the situation became. – Douglas Bader

8785. Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men. – Douglas Bader

8786. I also know that in the second movie, the sequel, Eric made some huge advances with the robot suit. That just made it even better. You put the suit on and moved your arms then the robot’s arms would move in sync with yours. – John Badham

8787. I would do it today because the thing that appealed to me was not necessarily the mechanics of the robot, but it was his personality and how funny and charming he was. – John Badham

8788. In our story logic which we’re making up, if we’re saying he’s alive, then like a quadriplegic who’s in bed he can move his head and shoulders, but he can’t move his arms. If he could just turn on that power to his legs and arms, the nerves could get through and he could walk. – John Badham

8789. In this movie they took them up in space. They’re floating around and doing zero gravity stuff. Well, they had to do it all on wires. All the wires had to be painted black against this black background. If you didn’t light it properly you could see the wires. Drove them crazy! – John Badham

8790. Monofilament is what you use to go fishing. The line on your fishing rod is probably going to be black. You get to the end of the line and you tie on this clear plastic, thin thread called monofilament. – John Badham

8791. One thing I was thinking about the other day was you can’t even conceive of the kinds of things you can do in movies today. The idea that you could draw, in a computer, dinosaurs and have them running around was totally impossible. – John Badham

8792. Sometimes it’s literally just a feeling that you get that somebody is more interested than someone else; and they may both say they’re interested, but you get a feeling. – John Badham

8793. Phillip Harrison was the production designer, though, I think he’s uncredited. He’s done most of my films like Blue Thunder. Lots and lots over the years. – John Badham

8794. The personality problem is so tough when you’re not able to pay people. It’s bad enough when you can pay people, but, when you have people working for free, often their motivation is diminished considerably. – John Badham

8795. There were scenes that just for length purposes, and knowing that the attention span of kids is not great, don’t make it much longer than about 90 minutes. – John Badham

8796. When the movie was done, Number Five was crated up. Eric took him over to Germany; displayed him over there because Germans really liked this movie. It was very popular with them. – John Badham

8797. Technological things, that Germans and Japanese would get real excited about. – John Badham

8798. Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests. – Alain Badiou

8799. Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true to the Good that compels me. – Alain Badiou

8800. Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism. – Alain Badiou

8801. A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity. – Alain Badiou

8802. He wasn’t really Method but he believed that when you did a role there were lots of things you could do with your co-star in order to create the right environment. You known, if you were supposed to be in love, to create that feeling between the two of you. – Jane Badler

8803. I was on Murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury. She was fantastic… she was lovely to everyone, she was always on time, prepared. – Jane Badler

8804. I think some people in their 20s really get it, that acting is about creativity and the work. They get their maturity from their work. – Jane Badler

8805. I think it really holds you back having to think about your image. – Jane Badler

8806. I think if you’re half-hearted you shouldn’t go into acting. – Jane Badler

8807. I just feel passionately about a few things and particularly about helping artists get off the ground. – Jane Badler

8808. I have no regrets about my life. – Jane Badler

8809. I did the figure of Diana in V, a cult TV show seen all over the world. – Jane Badler

8810. Then Mission Impossible brought me to Australia and that was great because I fell in love. – Jane Badler

8811. As an actor, your life experience is just as important as studying. – Jane Badler

8812. And that might have led to other shows but you know what LA is like. I was in my early 30s and it wasn’t going to get easier. You know, that’s when you start to wonder if you might have to get lots of plastic surgery. – Jane Badler

8813. I feel lucky. I think acting can help to keep you young. It does make you feel there’s meaning in your life. – Jane Badler

8814. Like at Halloween: I knew I’d arrived when I saw people dressing up on Halloween as my character. – Jane Badler

8815. It is a good thing to happen to you, to have that taste of fame because then you don’t hanker for it. – Jane Badler

8816. I am opposed to any individual taxes until we eliminate all of the unconstitutional agencies, and I suspect we wouldn’t need a tax after that. – Michael Badnarik

8817. When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens. – Michael Badnarik

8818. War doesn’t need more participants. It needs fewer participants. – Michael Badnarik

8819. The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don’t enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like. – Michael Badnarik

8820. The government never does anything successfully. – Michael Badnarik

8821. On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War. – Michael Badnarik

8822. If we really want liberty – if we really want liberty – then we need to go out and get it, we need to take it, because nobody is going to give it to us. And we need to do it now. – Michael Badnarik

8823. I find it very offensive when the government tells me what I can and cannot watch. Censor yourself. – Michael Badnarik

8824. Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a ‘hot button’ issue, this is definitely it. Don’t even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment. – Michael Badnarik

8825. Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws. – Michael Badnarik

8826. Government is necessary for our survival. We need government in order to survive. The Founding Fathers created a special place for government. It is called the Constitution. – Michael Badnarik

8827. Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs. – Michael Badnarik

8828. Communities don’t have rights. Only individuals in the community have rights. – Michael Badnarik

8829. NAFTA and GATT have about as much to do with free trade as the Patriot Act has to do with liberty. – Michael Badnarik

8830. I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property. – Michael Badnarik

8831. The first lines of defence against criminals are the victims themselves. – Michael Badnarik

8832. I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator. It’s not that I try to work hard or nothing like that, it’s a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it. – Erykah Badu

8833. And I figured out that the reason I couldn’t get through the day as well as I can now is because I had too many things on my mind, on my plate, you know, for one person to have. So I started to eliminate some of the things that were too heavy to carry and unnecessary. – Erykah Badu

8834. I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener. It’s fun to see what they’ll say it is. – Erykah Badu

8835. I love putting the music together. It’s like art. – Erykah Badu

8836. I knew it would happen. I knew I’d be No. 1. I’m a new artist; I don’t know the rules. Nobody told me it wouldn’t happen. – Erykah Badu

8837. I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that’s cool. Let’s look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand. – Erykah Badu

8838. I started performing at two or three on a tape recorder, one of those little flat recorders where you just push play and record. – Erykah Badu

8839. I don’t feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that. I just feel like I share what I say, and if listeners get it, they get it. And I never underestimate the audience’s ability to feel me. – Erykah Badu

8840. I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn’t conform. – Erykah Badu

8841. I believed in myself, and I’ve always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word. – Erykah Badu

8842. I am not systematic at all when it comes to religion. I just love life. And I’m not judgmental. And I’m a vegetarian. – Erykah Badu

8843. Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good. – Erykah Badu

8844. From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I’m supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That’s my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it. – Erykah Badu

8845. But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different. – Erykah Badu

8846. As Erykah Badu, it has nothing to do with me, the way I look, my hair wrap, my style, it’s about you and what you feel for my music. If I can make you feel like the way that people who influenced me made me feel, that’s completion. – Erykah Badu

8847. Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life. It was a gift. It’s nothing I work real hard at doing. – Erykah Badu

8848. I grew up listening to old soul. – Erykah Badu

8849. Music and the music business are two different things. – Erykah Badu

8850. What makes me furious, not just because we’re in an interview, but I don’t like when writers take your words and put them somewhere else, in the wrong context in their own article about you. – Erykah Badu

8851. What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I’m a good person to society. That’s hard. The talent, that’s a gift. I just came here like that. – Erykah Badu

8852. What does music mean to me? I don’t think I would really be much without it, without it coming through me. It’s my means of communication, my means of growth, my means of transportation from one point in my life to another. – Erykah Badu

8853. Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America, this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted with the rest of the world. America is the only place you can do that, but we don’t have sense enough to take advantage of that. – Erykah Badu

8854. The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings. – Erykah Badu

8855. The kind of music or the kind of arrangements that I do, the kind of musicians I choose, is just what I like to hear. – Erykah Badu

8856. I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen. – Erykah Badu

8857. Oh, yeah, I see the world differently now. Actually, when I first had the baby, I was breast-feeding him for two years straight. So we were together for two years of his life, every single day, all hours of the day. So I was two people, and I eventually morphed back into one. – Erykah Badu

8858. I don’t read music or anything, so when I produce, I go basically by ear. – Erykah Badu

8859. Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart, his mind. That’s what I want to do. – Erykah Badu

8860. Man, I don’t want to have nothing to do with computers. I don’t want the government in my business. – Erykah Badu

8861. It’s almost like a lot of black people in America, a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads. It’s their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have, that it’s harder for us. – Erykah Badu

8862. I’m not satisfied with the explanations I get from tv or from school. – Erykah Badu

8863. I’m free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don’t try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don’t compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that. – Erykah Badu

8864. I’ll dabble here and there in different forms of the art, but the label has me locked down like a slave so, of course, I’ll be doing albums during this time. – Erykah Badu

8865. I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She’s someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That’s what I do, too, so I think that’s a great comparison. – Erykah Badu

8866. Personally, I don’t choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That’s between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator. – Erykah Badu

8867. I have a master plan as an artist. I’ve always said I’m not going to be punching nobody’s clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world. – Erykah Badu

8868. I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite. – Leo Baekeland

8869. In 1893 I founded a chemical company which I ran until 1899. – Leo Baekeland

8870. Then I was president of the Bakelite Corporation from 1910 to 1930. – Leo Baekeland

8871. I also served on many government committees. – Leo Baekeland

8872. Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars. – Leo Baekeland

8873. Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse. – Arthur Baer

8874. She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on. – Arthur Baer

8875. Lefty Grove could throw a lamb chop past a wolf. – Arthur Baer

8876. It was as helpful as throwing a drowning man both ends of the rope. – Arthur Baer

8877. His insomnia was so bad, he couldn’t sleep during office hours. – Arthur Baer

8878. A plumber is an adventurer who traces leaky pipes to their source. – Arthur Baer

8879. A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn’t climb over it. – Arthur Baer

8880. If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they print only your thumbs. – Arthur Baer

8881. A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure. – Arthur Baer

8882. If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they only print your thumbs. – Bugs Baer

8883. There was larceny in his heart, but his legs were honest. – Bugs Baer

8884. It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins. – Bugs Baer

8885. If you laid all our laws end to end, there would be no end. – Bugs Baer

8886. She’s generous to a fault – if it’s her own. – Bugs Baer

8887. It was so quiet, you could hear a pun drop. – Bugs Baer

8888. The ladies looked one another over with microscopic carelessness. – Bugs Baer

8889. He hit me 18 times while I was in the act of falling. – Max Baer

8890. I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early. – Max Baer

8891. That’s all nonviolence is – organized love. – Joan Baez

8892. Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers. – Joan Baez

8893. I’ve never had a humble opinion. If you’ve got an opinion, why be humble about it? – Joan Baez

8894. You don’t get to choose how you are going to die or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. – Joan Baez

8895. The only thing that’s been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence. – Joan Baez

8896. Nonviolence is a flop. The only bigger flop is violence. – Joan Baez

8897. The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one. – Joan Baez

8898. If it’s natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how? – Joan Baez

8899. Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men – bring them softness, teach them how to cry. – Joan Baez

8900. It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page. – Joan Baez

8901. Action is the antidote to despair. – Joan Baez

8902. You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy. – Joan Baez

8903. We must not let daylight in upon the magic. – Walter Bagehot

8904. Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders. – Walter Bagehot

8905. The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards. – Walter Bagehot

8906. Woman absent is woman dead. – Walter Bagehot

8907. What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind. – Walter Bagehot

8908. You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius; but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor. – Walter Bagehot

8909. A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself. – Walter Bagehot

8910. In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best. – Walter Bagehot

8911. A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it. – Walter Bagehot

8912. A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people. – Walter Bagehot

8913. The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. – Walter Bagehot

8914. Honor sinks where commerce long prevails. – Walter Bagehot

8915. The real essence of work is concentrated energy. – Walter Bagehot

8916. The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything. – Walter Bagehot

8917. The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything. – Walter Bagehot

8918. A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities. – Walter Bagehot

8919. A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life. – Walter Bagehot

8920. The cure for admiring the House of Lords is to go and look at it. – Walter Bagehot

8921. A man’s mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault. – Walter Bagehot

8922. The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be. – Walter Bagehot

8923. A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment. – Walter Bagehot

8924. All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality – the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape. – Walter Bagehot

8925. An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle. – Walter Bagehot

8926. An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft. – Walter Bagehot

8927. An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind. – Walter Bagehot

8928. An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too – at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own. – Walter Bagehot

8929. Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world. – Walter Bagehot

8930. Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one – in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success. – Walter Bagehot

8931. A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. – Walter Bagehot

8932. Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind. – Walter Bagehot

8933. I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving. I started out believing God for a nicer apartment than I had. Then I moved up. – Walter Bagehot

8934. It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations. – Walter Bagehot

8935. It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations. – Walter Bagehot

8936. Life is a school of probability. – Walter Bagehot

8937. Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them. – Walter Bagehot

8938. The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people’s minds. – Walter Bagehot

8939. No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist. – Walter Bagehot

8940. The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other. – Walter Bagehot

8941. One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. – Walter Bagehot

8942. Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell. – Walter Bagehot

8943. Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison. – Walter Bagehot

8944. Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men’s thoughts, to speak other men’s words, to follow other men’s habits. – Walter Bagehot

8945. So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience that it is wrong. – Walter Bagehot

8946. So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism – despotism during the campaign – is indispensable. – Walter Bagehot

8947. The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it. – Walter Bagehot

8948. The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen. – Walter Bagehot

8949. No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation. – Walter Bagehot

8950. If a dog doesn’t put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn’t happen you are only keeping an animal. – Enid Bagnold

8951. As for death one gets used to it, even if it’s only other people’s death you get used to. – Enid Bagnold

8952. A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. – Enid Bagnold

8953. In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring. – Enid Bagnold

8954. When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much. – Enid Bagnold

8955. The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name. – Enid Bagnold

8956. The pleasure of one’s effect on other people still exists in age – what’s called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff. – Enid Bagnold

8957. Judges don’t age; time decorates them. – Enid Bagnold

8958. Lots of people I know have bootlegged tapes of performances and if they play it I will be transported back sometimes with happiness, sometimes with horror. – Chris Bailey

8959. I always liked the intensity of the recording. – Chris Bailey

8960. I am very proud of The Saints and I’m very glad that I’ve been associated with them all these years, but the next record is the best record… has to be the philosophy for any band that remains even halfway decent or vibrant, and that is kind of where my head’s at. – Chris Bailey

8961. I have never been over fond of scenes anywhere. – Chris Bailey

8962. I was listening to the first record the other day, and it sounds remarkably contemporary. – Chris Bailey

8963. For a time that you couldn’t get a gig if you didn’t look a certain way. – Chris Bailey

8964. It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary. – David Bailey

8965. It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse. – David Bailey

8966. Rockers are the nicest people to photograph. They have no inhibitions. – David Bailey

8967. I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked. – David Bailey

8968. Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. – David Bailey

8969. All pictures are unnatural. All pictures are sad because they’re about dead people. Paintings you don’t think of in a special time or with a specific event. With photos I always think I’m looking at something dead. – David Bailey

8970. A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me. – David Bailey

8971. People want security in this insecure world. – David Bailey

8972. When I die I want to go to Vogue. – David Bailey

8973. I think playing solo is a second rate activity, really. For me, playing is about playing with other people. – Derek Bailey

8974. Personally, I’ve found that the kind of thing that I like is going into somebody else’s area and not playing their music but doing whatever I do in their area. – Derek Bailey

8975. I like duos with percussionists. I like the songs that percussionists sing. – Derek Bailey

8976. I don’t research anything. – Derek Bailey

8977. Nowadays, I really like playing in studios. – Derek Bailey

8978. I wouldn’t want to be ideological about it but I think of it as being the best way to approach this kind of playing. I don’t think it works in other music, other kinds of playing. – Derek Bailey

8979. I think the blues is fine for blues players, but free blues has never made much sense to me. – Derek Bailey

8980. Even if it is difficult playing with other people – sometimes it’s great, sometimes it isn’t, but that is kind of the point of it. It loses its point playing solo. – Derek Bailey

8981. For me, Company is still the best way for me to work. – Derek Bailey

8982. For me, playing is about playing with other people. – Derek Bailey

8983. I am reactive. – Derek Bailey

8984. Younger players in this music often turn out to be middle aged; it is not a young music. – Derek Bailey

8985. Personally, I’ve found one of the more stimulating ways of playing in recent times has been to kind of move outside the free improvised area and work with people who are probably improvisers but they have a particular way of working. – Derek Bailey

8986. I’m not much into current electronic stuff, what I think of as lounge electronics, mumbling electronics. – Derek Bailey

8987. I’ve always liked the effect of having somebody in there who hadn’t the faintest idea what was going on. – Derek Bailey

8988. In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo, but I don’t think there is any comparison. – Derek Bailey

8989. Solo concerts are murder, I find; I don’t like doing them. – Derek Bailey

8990. I have always been attracted to the cottage industry side of this business. – Derek Bailey

8991. Playing music is not really susceptible to theory much. Circumstances affect it so much. – Derek Bailey

8992. In fact it’s quite gratifying for me to see some of the people who really objected to this method of working now being quite so profligate in their use of it. – Derek Bailey

8993. Every kid needs a mentor. Everybody needs a mentor. – Donovan Bailey

8994. I’m a competitor. – Donovan Bailey

8995. I think that every single person should play sports. – Donovan Bailey

8996. Always educate yourself. – Donovan Bailey

8997. I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I’m doing my job. – Donovan Bailey

8998. I use the rules to frustrate the law. But I didn’t set up the ground rules. – F. Lee Bailey

8999. Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn’t even get out of committee. – F. Lee Bailey

9000. That a majority of the Abolitionists in this place would patronize a free labor store, in preference to others, I do not doubt; but we do not muster money in Cincinnati. – Gamaliel Bailey

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