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You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won’t receive the good things God has in store.
In football, even when you do your best on the pitch, you can win or lose. That is the nature of the game.
All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
I’m not a parenting expert. In fact, I’m not sure that I even believe in the idea of ‘parenting experts.’ I’m an engaged, imperfect parent and a passionate researcher. I’m an experienced mapmaker and a stumbling traveler. Like many of you, parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure.
People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
I’m a perfectionist, and even if something comes out great, it’s still not perfect, you know?
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
There’s many ways you communicate. With colour, texture, sound… Even words can communicate.
Man can never expect to start from scratch; he must start from ready-made things, like even his own mother and father.
Gender is not an easy conversation to have. It makes people uncomfortable, sometimes even irritable. Both men and women are resistant to talk about gender or are quick to dismiss the problems of gender. Because thinking of changing the status quo is always uncomfortable.
Nothing in the world is irreversible, not even capitalism.
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.
You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.
I would say colonialism is a wonderful thing. It spread civilization to Africa. Before it they had no written language, no wheel as we know it, no schools, no hospitals, not even normal clothing.
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
The most important thing is that we are on the right path, and we will not deviate from it, even in the face of strong temptation to choose temporary gains over long-term benefits.
It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Even as you make progress, you need the discipline to keep from backtracking and sabotaging the success as it’s happening.
The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.
I just don’t believe in love at first sight anymore, even though I’ve based my whole career on the concept. In my experience, power, money and influence always attract the opposite sex. It’s something that I’ve always exploited – with good results.
Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.
I would love to see women be able to be powerful, complex, smart, opinionated and taken seriously, even if they are beautiful. Even more, I would love to see women held to different standards, other than the superficial ones that we’re held to.
We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it.
I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.
Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
People don’t care about what someone says about you in a movie – or even what you say, right? They care about what you build. And if you can make something that makes people’s life better, then that’s something that’s really good.
The making of the far-famed New York Central Park was opposed by even good men, with misguided pluck, perseverance, and ingenuity, but straight right won its way, and now that park is appreciated. So we confidently believe it will be with our great national parks and forest reservations.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
Go up in an airplane. Go high enough, and it’s like we don’t even exist.
Why should men be constrained by antiquated stereotypes of masculinity? What does it even mean to ‘Be a Real Man‘ anymore? Shouldn’t we all be celebrating a wide range of definitions of manhood?
Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
I don’t have a formula to pass on. I always did it my own way. Even today, I hold my independence close. It’s what’s most precious to me. Passion. Risk. Tenacity. Consistency. This is my professional history.
No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.
There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.
I feel like if you’re in a bad situation, and then you see somebody that’s even in a worse situation, you feel for that person.
My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.
Women are the real reason we get up every day. I’m talking about real men. If there were no women, I would not even have to bathe, because why would I care? These are guys I’m hanging with. I wake up for a woman every day of my life to make it happen for her.
It’s not new that architecture can profoundly affect a place, sometimes transform it. Architecture and any art can transform a person, even save someone.
Even the most seemingly unpleasant situations – if you become aligned with it, something good will emerge from that.
A truly great magazine cover surprises, even shocks, and connects in a nano-second.
Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if it going against a vast number of naysayers and mediocre people.
Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapid turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair.
I’m inconsistent, even to myself.
Ali even told me in the ring, ‘You can’t beat me – I’m your Lord.’ I just told him, ‘Lord, you’re in the wrong place tonight.’
A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better.
I know we have to have people of good conscience who stand up against oppression. I know we have to have people who understand that social justice belongs to us all. And that wakes me up every morning, and that makes me fight even harder.
We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
All things are possible until they are proved impossible – and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.
The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.
Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.
I don’t smile as much as I should, even though I smile inside a lot.
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
I know that love is real when it’s not convenient, when it’s not selfish, when it’s challenged, sometimes even if it’s not reciprocated.
I’ve come to understand that there’s always something positive, even in a negative situation.
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
Once you put everything in the right perspective, even bad times can be an opportunity to refresh your appetite, your desire.
From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.
Ninety per cent of the world’s woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves – so how can we know anyone else?
Without health insurance, getting sick or injured could mean going bankrupt, going without needed care, or even dying needlessly.
Every human heart cries and yearns for the same thing: a chance to fulfill his or her own dreams and desires. Even the poorest man has a dream.
Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can’t even describe, aren’t even aware of.
Playing games can contribute to making you happy, perhaps even without therapy.
There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion.
Never injure a friend, even in jest.
The Cube is an imitation of life itself – or even an improvement on life.
Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
One person can make a difference, even if it takes forty years.
The best move you can make in negotiation is to think of an incentive the other person hasn’t even thought of – and then meet it.
I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.
We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
There is nothing in the world, I venture to say, that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one’s life.
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
Power is the chance to impose your will within a social context, even when opposed and regardless of the integrity of that chance.
But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.
When I was 27 years old, I left a very demanding job in management consulting for a job that was even more demanding: teaching. I went to teach seventh graders math in the New York City public schools.
I love the way capitalism finds a place – even for its enemies.
Tradition is the great misleader because it’s too easy to follow what has already been done – even though you may think you’re giving it a kick. I was really trying to invent, instead of merely expressing myself.
While one man can discover a certain thing by himself, another is never able to understand it, even if taught by means of all possible expressions and metaphors, and during a long period; his mind can in no way grasp it, his capacity is insufficient for it.
You don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.
The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time.
Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.
There’s nothing fake about me. And I think there are some people that appreciate that. Even if they hate me, they appreciate the fact that I’m 100 percent authentically me.
Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
Censorship is saying: ‘I’m the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.’ But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word – even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.
Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.
Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children.
Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you’ll never know. I truly believe what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing.
Even if the government spends itself into bankruptcy and the economy still does not recover, Keynesians can always say that it would have worked if only the government had spent more.
More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.
It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don’t feel like you have it in you, it’s in you. You have to believe in yourself. People will see your vision and passion and follow you.
If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
Your inner voice is the voice of divinity. To hear it, we need to be in solitude, even in crowded places.
Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.
I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against.
Whatever I like, even after a long time, I still like it. And I reminisce about the moment when I first heard it. That’s what I love. Just remembering those moments.
The bad thing about being a famous comedian is that every now and then someone approaches me to tell an old joke. Don’t tell me jokes – I have that. People also say the weirdest things, sometimes sarcastic things, and even evil things. They like to provoke to get a reaction.
Even though I am fantastic looking, I am still quite intelligent.
I want a world without war, a world without insanity. I want to see people do well. I don’t even think it’s as much as what I want for myself. It’s more what I want for the people around me. That’s what I want.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
There’s a lot of things we go through and we don’t even know why… At the end of the day, God has a purpose and a plan for you, and that’s kind of how I take that.
Individuals need to be willing to face truth about their attitudes, behaviors, even what we want out of life.
Even a smile is a good deed.
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.
There is something in even the darkest situations that we can make a positive in our lives.
You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
You don’t even realise how much you need Internet, but it really stops you from doing a lot.
We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going… Concentrate on something useful.
Even in empty space, time and space still exist.
Everything is a blessing, even meetings. Whether it’s meetings or running gassers or lifting, it’s an opportunity, and the best thing to do is be thankful for it.
Being a philosopher is to think, seek wisdom, and have principles that guide and influence what you do. It’s to give meaning to things, find your way in the world, believe that in the end, in every instance, good will overcome evil, even if there’s a bit of suffering along the way.
Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way, that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books. Even as a child, I was most happy being alone. This has not changed.
I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.
You got to look on the bright side, even if there ain’t one.
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
I love to eat out, but even more, I love to eat in.
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
It’s not about changing people; it’s sometimes about changing a situation. How can we build an even better situation for them?
I invented ‘It’s a good thing’ before you were even born.
You never know the plan. You never know what’s going to happen. We are not even promised tomorrow. I just try to focus on one day at a time.
Movement Conservatism was a fringe force from the 1950s until the 1980s, when voters elected Movement Conservative Ronald Reagan to the White House. But even then, their control of the Republican Party was not a given.
Countries such as the U.S. and Britain have taken it upon themselves to decide for us in the developing world, even to interfere in our domestic affairs and to bring about what they call regime change.
Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.
I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?’
I can’t even talk to someone and make eye contact.
While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed. It showed me that even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn’t the end of everything. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges.
Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.
Doing voiceovers is so great because even though many people would think it’s just your voice, you really do use all your physicality. I’ve done everything from playing a butterfly to Alice in Wonderland when she’s 10 feet tall, so it allows you to be an actor and build new characters.
Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality – an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.
I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.
I try to tell all the – not even the kids, even people older than me – to just be themselves. Don’t wear what I wear ’cause I wear it; wear what you like.
Nothing lasts forever – not even your troubles.
Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes.
It is surprising to notice that even from the earliest age, man finds the greatest satisfaction in feeling independent. The exalting feeling of being sufficient to oneself comes as a revelation.
You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming.
I generally find that comparison is the fast track to unhappiness. No one ever compares themselves to someone else and comes out even. Nine times out of ten, we compare ourselves to people who are somehow better than us and end up feeling more inadequate.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things.
If you want to be honest with yourself, you have to take criticism, even if you attract adverse comments from others.
When you’re introducing a mobile app, you look around and say, ‘We could be doing 15 different things, but how do we communicate to someone why they would want to download and even sign up for this thing?’
Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.
The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.
Once social media was introduced, it enabled a new way for people, particularly the younger generation, to connect with one another, based on common interests, goals and even values.
Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature.
We live in an age of innovation, where digital technology is providing solutions to problems before we’ve even realised we needed them. We see it every day as we find new ways to travel, eat and shop.
Never give a sucker an even break.
Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.
A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.
Although circumstances may change in the blink of an eye, people change at a slower pace. Even motivated people who welcome change often encounter stumbling blocks that make transformation more complicated than they’d originally anticipated.
Things don’t always go your way in football: there are always good and bad times. At the end of the day, you have to have a positive attitude and a strong mentality and not let any setbacks get you down. And that’s what I’ve done – I’ve tried to keep my composure, even when things aren’t going the way I’d like.
Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.
We have to use cars much more efficiently. We have to look at alternative technologies of cars such as biofuels or, even more importantly, electric cars.
For you I know I’d even try to turn the tide.
Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me.
Scalded cats fear even cold water.
Talent is important, but how one develops and nurtures it is even more so.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Life is about the gray areas. Things are seldom black and white, even when we wish they were and think they should be, and I like exploring this nuanced terrain.
I may be wrong, but I am never in doubt! And anyone who has been around me for even a minute understands that my self-confidence and self-esteem is sometimes overwhelming!
Even when we talked about child labor, we were frowned upon. But then you know that you have to speak the truth irrespective of the repercussions.
The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You’re in a conversation and everybody‘s agreeing with what you’re saying – even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don’t want to hear.
It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land.
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.
Empathy is choosing to see ourselves in another despite our differences. It’s recognizing that the same humanity – the same desire for meaning, fulfillment and security – exists in each of us, even if it’s expressed uniquely.
The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.
We hear tears loudly on this side of Heaven. What we don’t take time to contemplate are the even louder cheers on the other side of death’s valley.
It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it.
The mere thought hadn’t even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind.
So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it’s gratifying to have something you have done linger in people’s memories.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
To survive and even thrive in a changing world, nature offers another great lesson: the survivors are those who at the least adapt to change, or even better learn to benefit from change and grow intellectually and personally. That means careful listening and constant learning.
Human beings do things for a reason, even if sometimes it’s the wrong reason.
Life in general has never been even close to fair, so the pretense that the government can make it fair is a valuable and inexhaustible asset to politicians who want to expand government.
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Doubts never end. If one doubt is removed, another takes its place. It is like removing the leaves of a tree one by one. Even if all the leaves are clipped off, new ones grow. The tree itself must be uprooted.
Get to know the Chef and you will start to enjoy dining out even more.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.
Even if I’m talking about something that’s negative, I look at it as putting my mistakes out there for people to learn from it.
When I was young we weren’t even allowed to speak our own languages in school. They called it ‘vernacular,’ as if only English was the real tongue.
There’s a big difference between falling in love with someone and falling in love with someone and getting married. Usually, after you get married, you fall in love with the person even more.
Always be a poet, even in prose.
Personally, coming out was one of the most important things I’ve ever done, lifting from my shoulders the millstone of lies that I hadn’t even realized I was carrying.
The trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
Women are considered deep – why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.
I just save my money, man. I don’t even try to enjoy it like these other rappers; they having fun and they lit, but they gon’ be broke later on. I be savin’, I be chillin’. It feels good to know I got it, but it feel better to know I’ma keep it too.
I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.
I have a difficult time doing an Irish accent; even now, it kind of fades slowly into Scottish.
Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.
I am just pitifully nostalgic. I can’t help but roll my eyes at myself frequently. I mean, I still shoot black-and-white film. And I am constantly reminiscing about the ‘good old days.’ I’m 28 years old. There haven’t even been that many ‘good old days.’ But still, I love to look back.
We live in this era that has benefited from the Industrial Revolution, and we live with a kind of luxury and plenty that even all but the poorest of Americans live with a kind of sensuousness that was unimagined by medieval kings. But in order to get to this point, a lot of people had to suffer in really terrible ways.
Beetles and butterflies are sometimes restricted to small areas. Each mountain in a range, and even the different zones of a mountain, may have its own peculiar species. But the house-fly seems to be everywhere. I wonder if any island in mid-ocean is flyless.
George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
Even in the 1950s, President Eisenhower was concerned about what he called a campaign of hatred of the U.S. in the Arab world, because of the perception on the Arab street that it supported harsh and oppressive regimes to take their oil.
Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.
I trust no one, not even myself.
Pain forces even the innocent to lie.
I didn’t grow up wealthy. We couldn’t even afford spaghetti sauce when I was first born, but my mom and dad worked really hard and came from the bottom up.
Social class has worked for years. Born into the right family, go to the right schools, even if you’re not super bright to start with, you’ll turn out bright. You go to the right university, you get the right job, you have the right connections, you’ll make it to the top. Job done, very efficient.
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now.
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
The Wall will be standing in 50 and even in 100 years, if the reasons for it are not removed.
If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.
Even if I might say to myself, ‘I don’t need health insurance. I won’t get sick,’ the fact is, as human beings with mortality, we are going to get sick, and it’s unpredictable when.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
We have to stand up for what we believe in, even when we might not be popular for it. Honesty starts with being ourselves, authentic and true to who we are and what we believe in, and that may not always be popular, but it will always let you follow your dreams and your heart.
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
Consistency of performance is essential. You don’t have to be exceptional every week but as a minimum you need to be at a level that even on a bad day you get points on the board.
I am even thankful for the negative things that have made me a stronger and better person.
Habit allows us to go from ‘before’ to ‘after,’ to make life easier and better. Habit is notorious – and rightly so – for its ability to direct our actions, even against our will; but by mindfully shaping our habits, we can harness the power of mindlessness as a sweeping force for serenity, energy, and growth.
Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
Even perfection has room for improvement.
My first movie was this independent that I did on the Erie Canal in 1995, called Erie, that I don’t know if you could even get, actually with Felicity Huffman. And then from that I did this film that was eventually called The Broken Giant later that fall. And then I kind of started getting into doing pilots.
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.
Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops… If you always showing bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship?
Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
It’s really important that young women be reminded that their involvement matters and that their voice is heard. Even if it feels like it’s small, it really can make an impact.
Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.
In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
Death is never polite, even when we expect it.
It always takes longer than you expect, even if you take Hofstadter’s Law into account.
The United States has to move very fast to even stand still.
So much of life is a negotiation – so even if you’re not in business, you have opportunities to practice all around you.
Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.
One must not cheat anyone, not even the world of its victory.
We must have zero tolerance for sexual harassment, even if the perpetrator is somebody we like and admire.
When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
My mom is from Ghana, and my dad is from the States, so even in my family when I was growing up, my mom said I was the American one, and my dad said I was the weird African one.
Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it.
My mother is a strong woman. Her strength comes from being tested by life’s unpredictability. It comes from soldiering on for her children, even when she might rather have given up. I know it hasn’t always come easily, but I also know it’s her greatest gift.
It is hard to be number one, and it is even harder to stay there because everyone is trying to knock you off the top.
You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I’m innocent. You’ve got to believe I’m innocent. If you don’t, take my job.
The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea.
At the end of your life, it’s friendships, emotions and thoughts that you take with you, rather than what’s in your bank account. So, even though people don’t have a lot here, they are a lot richer in many ways and we can learn from that.
It’s not our job to play judge and jury, to determine who is worthy of our kindness and who is not. We just need to be kind, unconditionally and without ulterior motive, even – or rather, especially – when we’d prefer not to be.
I’d kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs.
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
All my life, the naysayers have told me that I can’t win because I’m a progressive… because I’m a woman… even because I’m a lesbian.
Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?
The older I get, the younger I feel. Growing up, I was always the kid, but I spoke like an adult and was in adult roles. I didn’t feel like a kid. The older I get, I actually feel younger! Which is good. I always thought when you get older, you’ll want to slow down, but I want to do even more.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest Light to all the world.
Comedians are sociologists. We’re pointing out stuff that the general public doesn’t even stop to think about, looking at life in slow-motion and questioning everything we see.
Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.
Most businesses think that product is the most important thing, but without great leadership, mission and a team that deliver results at a high level, even the best product won’t make a company successful.
I pray to God every day that he makes me the biggest superstar, but before that, I ask God to make me a good actor. Being a star is hard, but being an actor is even harder. I want to be both before I am done.
It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do.
I think the thing I miss most in our age is our manners. It sounds so old-fashioned in a way. But even bad people had good manners in the old days, and manners hold a community together, and manners hold a family together; in a way, they hold the world together.
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.
Right is right, even if no one else does it.
I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.
When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.
Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before.
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
My story is a freedom song from within my soul. It is a guide to discovery, a vision of how even the worst pain and heartaches can be channeled into human monuments, impenetrable and everlasting.
The advantage of the analytical approach is that it is widely applicable, and it can provide a considerable amount of quantitative information even with a relatively poor resolving power.
Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
There’s an examination for young people to go to university. I failed it three times. I failed a lot. So I applied to 30 different jobs and got rejected. I went for a job with the police; they said, ‘You’re no good.’ I even went to KFC when it came to my city. Twenty-four people went for the job. Twenty-three were accepted.
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
We have to forget the past. History is something that even today we are paying the consequences, and the future is integration. We all as a people, as citizens, as the leadership of both countries should be looking in that direction.
Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
So many people are campaigning, fighting, and even dying to make a statement in the name of humanity. These people have no voice that can be heard by many. I wish more celebrities would take the initiative to be that voice.
In today’s global economy, however, it is important to raise the bar of excellence even higher. Today’s students must be prepared to compete effectively on an international level.
My parents were divorced by the time I was even conscious – like, I don’t remember them ever being together.
You can’t stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it’s the best thing in the world. When you’re in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.
Even at my lowest point, when I’ve wanted to give up, I know that I have to believe in myself because I’m all that I have.
I lived in constant terror of being asked a question in class. Even if I knew the answer, I was never able to tell it before the class.
If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory.
Who you are as a person will only be amplified once you are ‘famous,’ so if you had a good heart, then I would imagine you’ll have the same good heart but the means to do even more with it.
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
These times are so hard, and they’re getting even harder.
Are you laboring under the impression that I read these memoranda of yours? I can’t even lift them.
As my kids grow up, I think a lot about the lessons and values I want to impart to them. More than any particular skill or even financial support, I believe perseverance and resilience will serve them best, regardless of what curveball life inevitably throws them.
And more importantly, I wouldn’t be the person I am today, I wouldn’t be where I am now and I may not even have been here if it wasn’t for the accident.
It only serves to show what sort of person a man must be who can’t even get testimonials. No, no; if a man brings references, it proves nothing; but if he can’t, it proves a great deal.
Time travel and teleportation will have to wait. It may take centuries to master these technology. But within the coming decades, we will understand dark matter, perhaps test string theory, find planets which can harbor life, and maybe have Brain 2.0, i.e. our consciousness on a disk which will survive even after we die.
Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
If my father had hugged me even once, I’d be an accountant right now.
There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.
Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
People don’t realize that molecules themselves are somewhat hypothetical, and that their interactions are more so, and that the biological reactions are even more so.
I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly. Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising. If you’re sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me – so am I.
A prohibitionist is the sort of man one couldn’t care to drink with, even if he drank.
There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.
Our mothers give us so many gifts. They give us the precious gift of life, of course, but they also leave treasured lessons that can guide us along our journeys even when they are no longer with us.
Thought is powerful in all phases. Even in my career, even in my life, things end up exactly how I visualized them.
In many ways, writing is the act of saying ‘I,’ of imposing oneself upon other people, of saying, ‘Listen to me, see it my way, change your mind.’ It’s an aggressive, even a hostile act.
In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.
If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.
Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.
To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year – but for a lifetime.
We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.
In my youth, daydreaming nurtured me, provided a safe haven. I’d sleep for twelve hours and even when awake escape to the safe place in my mind.
I think that the idea that I’m writing for many more people than I ever imagined has created a certain general responsibility that is literary and political. There’s even pride involved, in not wanting to fall short of what I did before.
The red car, even before I knew it was called Ferrari, was my obsession.
Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does.
Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
I can’t even lie: Sometimes, I be antisocial.
Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.
A stereotype may be negative or positive, but even positive stereotypes present two problems: They are cliches, and they present a human being as far more simple and uniform than any human being actually is.
Even if I have a good day, I still am aware of other people that are going through really hard, tumultuous things. I don’t want to be the person who has a platform and neglects the things I see in my life and experiences.
Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.
I always tell young people to hold on to their dreams. And sometimes you have to stand up for what you think is right even if you have to stand alone.
Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.
I feel that people are basically trying to do their best in the world. Even when you see people making mistakes, you understand why they’re making a mistake. Everybody has flaws, everybody has demons, everybody has ghosts, but I think you watch people and you see everybody trying to do their best.
God is the only being who, in order to reign, doesn’t even need to exist.
I think we all have different personalities… and even in relationships, we can be called psycho, and we can be called sweet, based on what the person feels about you.
It’s not even about looking good; it’s about feeling good inside. Celebrity Sweat makes everyone aware of that but in a fun way with their favorite athletes.
Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it’s critical to wellbeing.
There never is a good time for tough decisions. There will always be an election or something else. You have to pick courage and do it. Governance is about taking tough, even unpopular, decisions.
An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
Your heart and your instincts are far more reliable than your brain. When you follow your heart, you can be sure you won’t regret it later. Even if you calculate your every move, it’s not like life ever goes according to plan.
I don’t even know how tall I am. I’m hoping 6-4. I’m 6-4, 6-5 on a good day.
Even nice things don’t make you happy when you’re tired.
Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes.
I have a saying. ‘Never judge a book by its cover’. I say that because I don’t even know who Ozzy is. I wake up a new person every day.
Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike.
Bill Gates has always been a mentor and inspiration for me even before I knew him. Just growing up, I admired how Microsoft was mission-focused.
Never compromise your principles, even if it leads to difficulties in the short term.
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
A woman has no need to be perfect or even beautiful to wear my dresses. The dress will do all that for her.
I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person’s life. God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else – God is in this person’s life. You can – you must – try to seek God in every human life.
Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow.
Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.
You can never really live anyone else’s life, not even your child‘s. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you’ve become yourself.
I am a sports enthusiast, and if given an opportunity, I want to be a sportsman, even today. I want to promote the sport that is indigenous to India. Kabaddi is a matter of national pride. Why can’t cricket, hockey, football and kabaddi be given equal platforms and co-exist? I believe that can happen.
I’ve made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better, I haven’t lived in vain.
The deplorable mania of doubt exhausts me. I doubt about everything, even my doubts.
Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious. Unfortunately, we live in a world in which the obvious is overlooked as a matter of principle.
A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you… where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of desire.
That’s the only thing I don’t like – people always got something to say about my life. I don’t know nothing about their life. People just judge you when they don’t even know you.
Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: ‘War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.’
Even a paranoid can have enemies.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Even if the last move did not succeed, the inner command says move again.
The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained.
Write something, even if it’s just a suicide note.
Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.
I am not a creationist as the term is usually understood. I believe that the earth is billions of years old and the universe even older. I do believe that God is the creator, but that’s a completely different thing. I’ve written in defense of evolution and made arguments that are based on evolution.
George Carlin‘s album, ‘Class Clown,’ came out when I was in high school. I memorized a lot of that album. I’d come home from school, put it on, and listen over and over. I started memorizing it. I don’t even know why. I loved it so much I memorized it.
Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times.
When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don’t even notice.
Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not… with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
You got to have a strong mind if you fall back. When you fall back, they going to count you out. So you got to have a strong mind and know your worth. When you come back, you’ve got to be different and even more better.
I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.
The space shuttle was often used as an example of why you shouldn’t even attempt to make something reusable. But one failed experiment does not invalidate the greater goal. If that was the case, we’d never have had the light bulb.
The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.
To win is not important. To be successful is not even important. How to plan and prepare is crucial. When you plan very well and prepare very well, then success can come on the way. Then winning can come on your way.
You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.
I didn’t want a pickup with mud tires. I wanted an old blazer with as many speakers in the back as I could afford. I would even steal them out of my brother‘s car and pack them in there. I remember sitting in a parking lot and turning my radio up and walking down the street to see how far you could feel it.
The bottom line in the Christian life is obedience and most people don’t even like the word.
To err is human – and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
The road to freedom must be uphill, even if it is arduous and frustrating.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
The world is wide. No two days are alike, nor even two hours, neither were there ever two leaves of a tree alike since the creation of all the world; and the genuine productions of art, like those of nature, are all distinct from each other.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.
Be loyal to those who are loyal to you. And respect everyone, even your enemies and competition.
It’s a mystery. That’s the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one, it’s mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept, and you have to take it seriously.
We cannot live being obsessed with what other people think about us. It’s impossible to live like that. Not even God managed to please the entire world.
While we walking, while we breathing, we dying… I be really feeling like, even though we live to die, some people be dying to live.
As long as God gives me strength to work and try to make things real for my children, I’m going to work for it – even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.
As human beings we do change, grow, adapt, perhaps even learn and become wiser.
Never delay a prompting. When you honor a prompting and then stand back a pace, you realize that the Lord gave you the prompting. It makes me feel good that the Lord even knows who I am and knows me well enough to know that if He has an errand to be run, and He prompts me to run the errand, the errand will get done.
Oh, it is wonderful to know that our Heavenly Father loves us – even with all our flaws! His love is such that even should we give up on ourselves, He never will.
The rainbow is a part of nature, and you have to be in the right place to see it. It’s beautiful, all of the colors, even the colors you can’t see. That really fit us as a people because we are all of the colors. Our sexuality is all of the colors. We are all the genders, races, and ages.
I vividly remember a conversation I had many years ago in 1974, which marked a turning point in my leadership journey. I was sitting at a Holiday Inn with my friend, Kurt Campmeyer, when he asked me if I had a personal growth plan. I didn’t. In fact, I didn’t even know you were supposed to have one.
The world, when you look at it, it just can’t be random. I mean, it’s so different than the vast emptiness that is everything else, and even all the other planets we’ve seen, at least in our solar system, none of them even remotely resemble the precious life-giving nature of our own planet.
Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
You can’t trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know – and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.
I want to get married again and have kids and even adopt.
Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
The pop-star thing bores me because it’s somebody programming someone else. Stand over here, sing that, no, sing it like this, talk like that, when they ask you this, don’t say that, say this, hold that, drive this, stay here, live there – you’re not even a human being. You’re a puppet.
I have absorbed my life now. I am ready for my music to unfold. I know time flies, but before the end of this year, the album will be out. Even if it kills me.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
If anything, the children of Paris should be giving me even more money for having the privilege of being in the same city as my incredible quality. And so should David Beckham. Call it a Zlaritable donation.
Your God is ever beside you – indeed, He is even within you.
Recognition is a reward in itself. Any form of appreciation, even a small word, is important.
I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don’t believe male legislators should even vote on the issue.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you’re confident even when you’re not.
Human civilization has been changing the Earth’s environment for millennia, often to our detriment. Dams, deforestation and urbanization can alter water cycles and wind patterns, occasionally triggering droughts or even creating deserts.
Even though I get older, what I do never gets old, and that’s what I think keeps me hungry.
What we have found in this country, and maybe we’re more aware of it now, is one problem that we’ve had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice.
I’ve never regretted anything I’ve done, even the things that I’ve failed at. I’ve often regretted not trying something really big, because you’ll never know.
Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude.
I am someone who always gets up again, even if there are setbacks. I have a survivor instinct. I’m not sure where it comes from, but probably from all the little things that make you into who you are.
The purpose of a vacation is to have the time to rest. But many of us, even when we go on vacation, don’t know how to rest. We may even come back more tired than before we left.
The truth always finds it’s way out, even years and years and years later. The truth always prevails.
It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.
Each generation doubtless feels called upon to reform the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps even greater. It consists in preventing the world from destroying itself.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn’t matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Reading isn’t good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn’t hit home runs. So I gave up reading.
China and the U.S. are two societies with very different attitudes towards opinion and criticism. In China, I am constantly under surveillance. Even my slightest, most innocuous move can – and often is – censored by Chinese authorities.
Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
Loneliness is such an omnipotent and painful threat to many persons that they have little conception of the positive values of solitude and even, at times, are frightened at the prospect of being alone.
The fruits of your labors may be reaped two generations from now. Trust, even when you don’t see the results.
You can only hate someone whom you have the capacity to love, because if you are really indifferent, you cannot even get up the enough energy to hate him.
People are basically the same the world over. Everybody wants the same things – to be happy, to be healthy, to be at least reasonably prosperous, and to be secure. They want friends, peace of mind, good family relationships, and hope that tomorrow is going to be even better than today.
Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
I want to support the whole idea of the humanities and teaching the humanities as being something that – even if it can’t be quantitatively measured as other subjects – it’s as fundamental to all education.
There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
There’s biology in everything, even when you’re feeling spiritual.
When you make the finding yourself – even if you’re the last person on Earth to see the light – you’ll never forget it.
Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.
Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can’t even think straight.
A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell.
A life lived with integrity – even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it.