Quotes and Sayings about Sons



"My current companion, Gerard de Battista, is the father of my two sons."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Father, Sons)

"One of the reasons I think the ultra right-wing has such power in this country is that no one talks out."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Power, Country, Right)

"Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Wisdom, Experience, Leisure, Retirement)

"My job as an actress is to make things work and come up with reasons of my own and not just fill in the blanks for anybody else, you know what I mean?"
- Amy Adams
(Related: Work, Job)

"I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Tax)

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."
- John Adams
(Related: Politics, War, Liberty, Mathematics, May, Philosophy, Sons, Study)

"It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Age, Censure, Folly, Man, Persecution, Weakness, World)

"Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Wisdom, Men, Animals, Lies, Sons)

"In love, one should simplify, choose persons worthy of their promises and leave them if they don't keep them."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Love, Promises)

"It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Lust, Pleasure, Sexuality, Want)

"A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Society, Goodness, Will)

"The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Past)

"I have sons, and they have never said the word hell in front of me or my wife. That's the truth."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Wife, Truth, Hell, Sons, Word)

"I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: War, Decisions, Iraq, Past, states, United, Will)

"Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Experience, Books, Observation)

"The mark of a true crush... is that you fall in love first and grope for reasons afterward."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Love, First)

"We are all put in different positions for different reasons."
- Kim Alexis
"The lessons of September 11 are that if we allow law enforcement to do their work free of political interference, if we give them adequate resources and modern technologies, we can protect our citizens without intruding on our liberties."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Work, Law)

"Saddam Hussein's trial would not be public since he could name countries and persons whom he gave money."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: Money, Countries, Name, Public)

"A lot of things happened in a lot of places. And to see how well it was handled in Atlanta. There are a lot of reasons for Atlanta being a special town in the Civil Rights era."
- Ivan Allen
(Related: Being, Civil rights)

"Usually, those persons closest to the incoming President will be the main leaders of the Transition effort. They are most familiar with his policies and practices, and are able to interpret his wishes regarding the structure and staffing of the new Administration."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Effort, Leaders, President, Will, Wishes)

"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Money, Financial, Poverty)

"The reason I went for Jenny Craig is I thought, Maybe I'm not the only one who has stupid reasons for getting fat."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Thought, Reason)

"I developed a nutty attitude where I'd think, If some guy really loves me he doesn't care if I'm fat. I'd come up with all these stupid reasons why it would be OK to be fat."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Attitude, Care)

"So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting."
- June Allyson
(Related: Music, Friend, Husbands, Study, Talk, Wives)

"Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing."
- A. R. Ammons
"Glenn Close is a living icon. You look at the work, and I think it's wild, because she thinks some of her best work was in Dangerous Liaisons and that's what I believe as well."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Work, Living)

"I think she definitely has. I think, um, her and Mulder's relationship has become more equal. And, I think she has become stronger and more independent over the seasons."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Seasons)

"My whole belief system is that our paths are drawn for us. I believe in reincarnation. I believe we're here to learn and grow. We choose how we come into this life based on what it is we have to learn. Some people have harder lessons than others."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Life, People, Belief, Reincarnation)

"It's just such a great miracle when things do work, and they work for such a wild variety of crazy reasons."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Work, Variety)

"There are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the make the first move - and he, in turn, waits for you."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: First, Right, Waiting)

"No, really. Just do it. You have some kind of weird reasons that are okay."
- Paul Thomas Anderson
"Shanks and I tend to have a lot of fun. And, oh, any of The Simpsons' episodes are my favorites too."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Fun)

"Good seasons start with good beginnings."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Beginnings, Seasons)

"There are no regrets in life, just lessons."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Life)

"I would never play any role in anything that involves the United Nations for obvious reasons."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Nations, Obvious, Play, United)

"I think people have surgery for psychological reasons more than because of their looks."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: People)

"Persons who are born too soon or born too late seldom achieve the eminence of those who are born at the right time."
- Katharine Anthony
(Related: Time, Right)

"I don't care what people do. I don't care how people remember my albums. I do them for my own reasons."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: People, Care)

"One of the reasons to do documentaries is that. There's more sense of creating something, more sense of my own soul in the documentaries than in movies, because I don't write the movies I do."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Movies, Soul, Sense)

"The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons."
- Aristotle
"We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time."
- Aristotle
(Related: Time, Man, Praise, Right)

"If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost."
- Aristotle
(Related: Government, Equality, Thought, Democracy, Liberty, Will)

"I think that's created a healthy environment. The comparisons to "ER" were maddening and there was this assumption that the two of us were looking at each other with rage and resentment, which was also not the case."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Comparisons, Environment, Resentment)

"One of the reasons why when Elvis dies or the Son of Sam is captured ABC News' ratings go up is because people who don't normally watch news are watching then. The question is, do you want to attract people who don't watch network news or fight over the people who do?"
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Son, People, Fight, Network, News, Question, Want)

"Surely one of the most visible lessons taught by the twentieth century has been the existence, not so much of a number of different realities, but of a number of different lenses with which to see the same reality."
- Michael Arlen
(Related: Existence, Reality)

"Now I think one of the reasons why religion developed in the way that it did over the centuries was precisely to curb this murderous bent that we have as human beings."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Religion, Now)

"Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play, Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Nature, Control, Man, Mind, Play, Sons, Wind)

"Well, for the reasons I mention above, although I am not sure the live shows were really so brilliant - but nobody could hear much so perhaps it did not matter! It was certainly a very exciting time for us all."
- Peter Asher
(Related: Time)

"The fact is, it was a big show. We were a part of that show. Everybody watches for different reasons. There were some people who were tuning in that day to see what was going on with other characters."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: People, Day, Fact)

"The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Design, Government, Truth, Lie, Consideration, Light, Rhetoric, Right)

"I guess one of the reasons I'm doing the Poe piece is that I think Poe demonstrates that no matter how difficult things are, if you continue to move forward in life, you can eventually become victorious, even if it's later in life."
- John Astin
(Related: Life)

"I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate."
- Nancy Astor
(Related: Sons)

"I've been a scuba diver since I was 16 and I think that was one of the reasons they chose me."
- Christopher Atkins
"I really do the conventions now for two reasons."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Now)

"If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Time, Opera)

"If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons, or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family, although I must abandon my life to its success, and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never see again my own beloved America."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Life, Family, Success, America, Names)

"In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself from the persons around me and retire to some secluded part of our noble forests."
- John James Audubon
"How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!"
- Jane Austen
(Related: Quick)

"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
(Related: Knowledge, Purpose, Ambition)

"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
(Related: Community, Contradiction, Habits, May, Opinions, Property, Rest, Saying)

"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
(Related: Nature, Crime, Doctrine, Man, Persecution, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Development, Evolution, Rest)

"When I was five I had violin lessons."
- Randy Bachman
"I started taking ballet lessons when I was three and a half and I still take dance classes."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Dance, Ballet)

"Solitude is better than the society of evil persons."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Society, Evil, Solitude)

"I had the X rating on my films. Now they do as much on The Simpsons as I got an X rating for Fritz the Cat."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Now)

"People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: People, Church, Forget, Misery)

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: People, Hate, Pain, Sense, Will)

"If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Father, Son, Earth, Fathers, Glory, Sons)

"I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: People, May, Variety, Want)

"Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!"
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Brothers, Enemies, Kings, Sons)

"Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in good ground; they love to be amused in proportion to the degree in which they weary themselves."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love)

"Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together; every moment fresh reasons are found for loving or hating better."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Love, Hatred)

"If you marry the wrong person for the wrong reasons, then no matter how hard you work, it's never going to work, because then you have to completely change yourself, completely change them, completely - by that time, you're both dead."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Change, Time, Work, Wrong)

"So I think you have to marry for the right reasons, and marry the right person."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Right)

"The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Government, People, Development, Authority, Opinion, Property, Public, Public opinion)

"I mean it's easier to be in a demonstration if it's a trip that's one of the reasons why the whole thing fell apart in 1971, because it wasn't a trip any longer."
- Lester Bangs
"One of the things I have tried to do with this book and with all of them really is avoid that simple, easy, reductionist view of motivation and to show we do things for a complex net of reasons, a real braid of reasons."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Motivation)

"There are no pat answers - we're pushing through some new frontiers, and lessons of the past don't always apply."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Answers, Past)

"We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning."
- Albert Barnes
(Related: May)

"Even private persons in due season, with discretion and temper, may reprove others, whom they observe to commit sin, or follow bad courses, out of charitable design, and with hope to reclaim them."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Design, Hope, Discretion, May, Sin, Temper)

"Well, I have since seen you at Tinkle. It's a comedy show started by David Cross, me and Jon Benjamin. It features a wide variety of acts for all tastes and seasons."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Comedy, Seasons, Variety)

"Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Dreams, Despair, Results, Violence, Weakness)

"Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Related: Fear)

"The question is not... if art is enough to fulfill my life, but if I am true to the path I have set for myself, if I am the best I can be in the things I do. Am I living up to the reasons I became a singer in the first place?"
- Kathleen Battle
(Related: Art, Life, First, Living, Question)

"One of the reasons I wanted to teach deaf children was because it made me very sad that they spoke so clumsily and that they moved with less grace that I knew was possible of deaf people."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: People, Children, Grace)

"Time will pass and seasons will come and go."
- Roy Bean
(Related: Time, Seasons, Will)

"All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
- Charles A. Beard
(Related: History, Power, God, Gods, First, Stars)

"Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons, madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Related: Love, Animals, Drinking, Seasons)

"This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Man, World)

"The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today's fans."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Time, Fans, Football, Future, May, Today)

"I love scoring goals for England and playing for England. That's one of the reasons I didn't retire - I love playing for my country."
- David Beckham
(Related: Love, Goals, Country, England)

"Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Money, Knowledge, Honor, Worth)

"Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Sister, May, Sons)

"But sequence comparisons simply can't account for the development of complex biochemical systems any more than Darwin's comparison of simple and complex eyes told him how vision worked."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Development, Vision, Comparisons, Eyes)

"Instant telecommunication allows better and updated information, lessons learnt and problems encountered to be exchanged and debated, it alerts us more quickly to problems and brings to many households around the world visions and information which hopefully spur us to action."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Action, Information, Problems, Visions, World)

"The concept of the "good ol' days" must be one of our society's biggest delusions, top reasons for depression, as well as most often used excuse for lack of success."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Society, Depression)

"I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Ability, Sales)

"I think one of the reasons I'm popular again is because I'm wearing a tie. You have to be different."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: Popular)

"Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Excellence, Mediocrity)

"Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Ignorance, Law, Lawyers)

"We say of an animal that it is intelligent, and we say the same thing of a woman; but in neither case is it usually appropriate, clearly for very different reasons."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Woman)

"What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast!"
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Truth, Lies, Mothers, Sons, Taste)

"The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Life, Artist, Feeling, Key, Mystery, Right, Will, World)

"In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective, and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to just go in and have a peep, I never admitted anyone."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Acquaintance, Curiosity, Secrecy)

"I started singing about three years ago, I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Time, People, Coaches, Competition, Singing, Years)

"If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Change, Movies, Women, Gender)

"For a variety of reasons, we are not producing at a given level of economic activity the jobs we used to have."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Jobs, Variety)

"A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!'"
- Lewis Black
(Related: Father, People, Company, Sons, Space)

"In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: First, Order, Race, Racism)

"One of the reasons I don't have kids is because I think people would have been very unfair to them. Think of it. You're still asking me questions about The Exorcist."
- Linda Blair
(Related: People, Kids, Questions)

"Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion."
- William Blake
(Related: Religion, Law)

"It's an old trick now, God knows, but it works every time. At the very moment women start to expand their place in the world, scientific studies deliver compelling reasons for them to stay home."
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Home, Women, Time, God, Now, Old, World)

"Let me be clear - I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice - including the elderly and persons with disabilities - and their families - who rely on the state for their care."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Care, Choice, Elderly, State, Want)

"It's the same as any role and I find that you can't lump characters together; because they all have different life experiences, different reasons for being the way they are."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Life, Being)

"I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Music, Father, Learning, Old, Play, Years)

"We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: People, Knowledge, Self)

"These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it's so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Legal, People, Country, Elections, Reason)

"Many of America's and New York's sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: America, Daughters, Fighting, Liberty, Sons, World)

"I learnt pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be at the other end of the stick. Such lessons can't be learnt in lecture halls."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Sympathy, End, Pity)

"Mr. Speaker, in the years since we enacted our attack against Iraq, the threat from Iran has only grown more difficult, and our capacity to meet that threat actually has diminished. It is one of the reasons many of us opposed that action against Iraq."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Action, Iraq, Years)

"But presidents matter. That's one of the biggest lessons I learned being in the White House."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Being)

"I had never been near insane persons before in my life, and had not the faintest idea of what their actions were like."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Life, Idea, Actions)

"The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Anger, Delusion, Greed, Infinite, Mind)

"The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them."
- Henry Bolingbroke
(Related: Knowledge, First, Principles, Word)

"More time on paperwork means less time spent with students or preparing lessons for students. It is as simple as that. The numerous reforms in the bill will go a long way to free our time of special educators."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Time, Students, Will)

"Prisons are like the concentration camps of our time. So many go in and never come out, and primarily they're black and Latino."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Time)

"So I have four daughters, about ten granddaughters, and five grandsons."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Daughters)

"Man seems to insist on ignoring the lessons available from history."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: History, Man)

"Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level. Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status: for not showing them respect, for humiliating them."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Anxiety, Respect)

"What we can do now is contribute to a clearer understanding of what happened that day on Everest in the hope that the lessons to be learned will reduce the risk for others who, like us, take on the challenge of the mountains."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Hope, Challenge, Day, Mountains, Now, Risk, Understanding, Will)

"Is there a sharper commentary on American culture and the world than The Simpsons?"
- Anthony Bourdain
(Related: American, Culture, World)

"The reason I'm travelling so much is because of reasons that weren't completely planned. Several of the shows became successful and were invited to go to other places and they've all happened at similar times."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Successful, Reason)

"Certainly, because the computer and computer language was still not as common as it is today. That's one of the reasons I believe Tron wasn't as popular back then as it is today."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Computer, Language, Popular, Today)

"And I might add the confidence with which distracted persons do oftentimes, when they are awake, think, they see black fiends in places, where there is no black object in sight without them."
- Robert Boyle
(Related: Confidence, Sight)

"There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Interest)

"Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Instinct, Metaphysics)

"Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them."
- Johannes Brahms
(Related: Health, Hatred, Jealousy, Rank, Suspicion, Trying)

"Although there exist many thousand subjects for elegant conversation, there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet."
- Ernest Bramah
(Related: Conversation, Feet, Talking)

"I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Old, School, Tests, Understanding, Years)

"Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Related: Life, Hope, Seasons, Spring, Will)

"My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water."
- Robert Bresson
(Related: Life, Film, First, Flowers, Living, Order, Water)

"I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness."
- William Brewster
(Related: Change, Forgiveness, Discipline, Goal, Open, Words)

"The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires."
- Dorothy Corkville Briggs
(Related: Breeding, Comparisons, Feeling, Jealousy)

"We have had a great depression in agriculture, caused mainly by several seasons of bad harvests, and some of our traders have suffered much from a too rapid extension in prosperous years."
- John Bright
(Related: Agriculture, Depression, Seasons, Years)

"I'm a widower with three sons and seven grandchildren. One of my sons is my partner on the ranch."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Sons)

"Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Trust)

"I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading."
- Vera Brittain
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbCourt, Reading, Talk, Talking)

"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Life, Books, Commerce, Misleading)

"One of the paramount reasons for staying attractive is so you can have somebody to go to bed with."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Bed)

"Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?"
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Hell)

"There are millions of ways for people to die, if you number each vital organ, each ways it can fail, all the poisons from the earth and the sea which can cause these failures."
- Steven Brust
(Related: People, Cause, Earth, Sea)

"Minneapolis has two seasons: Road Removal and Snow Repair."
- Steven Brust
(Related: Road, Snow)

"The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Man, May)

"If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Death, Affliction)

"Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Friends)

"This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Cause, Defense, Error, Humanity, Land, Liberty)

"Defeat has its lessons as well as victory."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"The biggest kick I get is to communicate with those who are exiled from the game - in hospitals, homes, prisons - those who have seldom seen a game, who can't travel to a game, those who are blind."
- Jack Buck
(Related: Travel, Blind, Hospitals)

"I didn't take lessons, and I don't know my scales."
- Lindsey Buckingham
"I believe in the freedom of God's sons and daughters."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Daughters, Freedom, Sons)

"Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another."
- Eustace Budgell
(Related: Friendship, Happiness)

"In real life, the most practical advice for leaders is not to treat pawns like pawns, nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Life, Advice, Leaders)

"Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!"
- Robert Burns
(Related: Brother, Affliction, Brothers, Sons)

"Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow."
- Richard Burton
(Related: Islands, Sea, Wishing)

"On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I wish there were more like it. The very fact that there can't be more like it is one of the reasons it's admirable."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Being, Cinema, Fact)

"I had piano lessons when I was a kid, like most people. And hated them, like most people. And quit, like most people."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: People)

"I think there are a lot of reasons to be critical of the media in America."
- Laura Bush
(Related: America, Media)

"By that point, I had started taking singing lessons. And after the first session, I mean, I was surprised that the windows didn't shatter. And after the third session, I really didn't know where this voice had come from."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: First, Singing, Voice, Windows)

"Generally I don't like doing remakes, but I think that's more in the cynical world of Hollywood where normally remakes are purely for commercial reasons."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Hollywood, World)

"Remember likewise there are persons who love fewer words, an inoffensive sort of people, and who deserve some regard, though of too still and composed tempers for you."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Love, People, Words)

"Put no inscription over the grave, except the date of my birth and my death; and, wherever I am buried, let the funeral be perfectly private, with as few persons attending, and as little show and expense as possible."
- Isaac Butt
(Related: Death, Grave)

"Around 7 years old, we girls took dancing lessons, joined the Brownies, the Girl Scouts, the 4H Club."
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: Dancing, Girls, Old, Years)

"The nation can no longer afford to continue policies that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Nation)

"A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Celebrity)

"People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results. But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy."
- James Branch Cabell
(Related: Love, People, Results, Tragedy, Variety)

"Funny things happen to you in movies for silly reasons."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Funny, Movies, Silly)

"One of my grandsons used to insist, when he was only 3 or 4, that he had been born and had lived in India."
- Taylor Caldwell
"I guess by taking lessons early on, and really trying to play all the rudimentary stuff, and try to have it sound as good as my teacher. It took a lot of practice, which I enjoyed, and still do."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Play, Practice, Sound, Trying)

"Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all."
- Annie Jump Cannon
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Power, Creation, Man, Teaching, Unity)

"The system has for its object an increase of persons that are to intervene between the producer and the consumer, living on the product of the land and labour of others, diminishing the power of the first, and increasing the number of the last."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Power, First, Land, Living)

"My mom would give me a piece to play, but I wouldn't do any theory because when it came time to do it I would sneak back upstairs and watch TV. So, I had these kind of nonchalant lessons for years, then it just started soaking in."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Mom, Time, Play, Theory, Years)

"I can't say why people lie; they just do. Everyone has their own reasons for not telling the truth."
- Eric Carr
(Related: Truth, Lie, People)

"If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing."
- John le Carre
(Related: Politics, Truth, Nothing)

"I hope that there are no persons that would want to think ill of me in any direction or any behavior."
- Diahann Carroll
(Related: Hope, Behavior, Direction, Want)

"That's the reason they're called lessons, because they lesson from day to day."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Day, Reason)

"Famous people come up to me, but I don't know who they are because my sight is so bad. It's always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don't have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: People, Famous, Seasons, Sight)

"Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons."
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Related: Age, Middle age, Romantic)

"The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons made in order to examine analogies, and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Being, Comparisons, Existence, Memory, Mind, Order)

"And I'd say one of the great lessons I've learned over the past couple of decades, from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it, it really is all about people and all about leadership."
- Steve Case
(Related: Leadership, People, Management, Past, Perspective)

"We were thus led to organize ourselves, as men who had fought the war together, in order to support those statesmen who had truly understood the lessons of that World War, thus attempting to prevent its recurrence."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Men, War, Order, Support, World, World war)

"The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Humor, Time, People, Being, Freedom, Writers)

"The Simpsons can go anywhere in the world and not worry about any budgetary issues. However, even when the show has had its run, I think the characters can go on in perpetuity."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: World, Worry)

"The Simpsons take up so little time that I'm able to do other things as well."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Time)

"I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That's one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Acting, College, School, Writing)

"My other Main Man is Muhamed Ali, for the obvious reasons."
- Randy Castillo
(Related: Man, Obvious)

"Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Children, Giving, Necessity, Reason)

"These are excellent lessons to break him, and make him light in hand: but nothing puts a horse so much upon his haunches, and consequently makes him so light in hand, as my new method of the pillar."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Light, Nothing)

"You may observe in all my lessons, that I tell you how the legs go, and those who are unacquainted with that, are entirely ignorant and work in the dark."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Work, May)

"A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness."
- Robert Cecil
(Related: Men, Wealth, Comparisons, Horses, Man)

"Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Actions, Deeds, Sons)

"Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors that they are ready to repeat their lessons as often as we please."
- Robert Chambers
(Related: Books)

"On a scale personal enough to be felt by all, but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time - Communism and Freedom - came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Men, Time, Communism, Freedom)

"The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there."
- Chanakya
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Spiritual)

"I still think people do have racial hang-ups, but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it is people are shedding those racial hatreds."
- Dave Chappelle
(Related: People)

"I have three daughters. I wanted them to be raised where there are real seasons and where everyone their age wasn't trying to get into movies."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Age, Movies, Daughters, Seasons, Trying)

"We've certainly learned a lot of lessons from Katrina, from Rita. Rita was better than Katrina. We're doing a better job planning. We're closer - more closely aligned with the Department of Defense. These things would be positive things if we were to have another attack."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Positive, Defense, Job, Planning)

"As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Fathers, Misfortune, Sons)

"A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Intelligence, Intuition, Support, Woman)

"We were in the same band, but we're two completely different people. People have asked me to make comparisons with our albums, and I can't, because there's no comparison. Her album's okay. I don't think she's the best singer on Earth, but she's okay."
- Melanie Chisholm
(Related: People, Comparisons, Earth)

"The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Business, Balance, Fact, Fiction, Income, Reality)

"It's very important to always put things in their historical contexts. It teaches important lessons about the country in question."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Country, Question)

"In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public."
- Frank Church
(Related: American, Committee, Concern, First, Media, Misleading, Past, Potential, Present, Public)

"The human condition today is better than it's ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Technology, Today)

"It's not right to say that our loss in Vietnam turned out to be a gain. But lessons were learned. And they were the right lessons."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Gain, Loss, Right, Vietnam)

"Other than motherhood, the eight years that I spent at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I have incredibly fond memories of. It's a beautiful place, with four seasons up in Wisconsin. And really wonderful people."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: People, Memories, Motherhood, Seasons, University, Years)

"Remember that the word of God is not sent to particular persons, as if by name; and do not think you have no part in it, because you are not named there."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: God, Name, Word)

"It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived at any degree of eminence or fame, have written Memorials of themselves, at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Life, Fame, Public)

"I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began."
- John Henrik Clarke
(Related: Age, History, People, African, School, World)

"I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Experience, Work, Thought)

"When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief congressional correspondent in 1991, I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons."
- Adam Clymer
(Related: Washington)

"The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Class, Labor, Taxation)

"It was the desire to do the complete thing. I only took taking acting lessons because my whole thing, really, was to direct. But my first jobs were acting jobs."
- James Coburn
(Related: Acting, Desire, First, Jobs)

"But you can try to read books at the wrong time or for the wrong reasons."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Time, Books, Wrong)

"Being non-commercial is never an ambition. Movies come together at different points for fortuitous reasons. You do them as you get the opportunity, as opposed to doing them when you choose to or design to."
- Ethan Coen
(Related: Design, Movies, Opportunity, Ambition, Being)

"There aren't reasons why you like this song or this piece of music, or don't like it. It's just, it's either right or wrong, you know?"
- Ethan Coen
(Related: Music, Right, Song, Wrong)

"It is not impossible to think that the minds of philosophers sometimes act like those of other mortals, and that, having once been determined by diverse circumstances to adopt certain views, they then look for and naturally find reasons to justify these views."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Act, Circumstances)

"I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Men)

"Yes, I was forced to take piano lessons for 8 years as a child."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Years)

"Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Swans)

"When we got with George, he didn't care what was happening. He liked how crazy we were looking and dressing. I kinda liked being with George more so at the time, because George let us do what we wanted to do. But I needed both lessons."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Time, Being, Care)

"My book 'Trust Your Heart', which is the story of my life, will be followed by 'Singing Lessons', a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing, which talks about the death of my son and the hope that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Death, Life, Love, Son, Heart, Hope, Healing, Loss, Tragedy, Will)

"I am stopping so I can be a full-time father to my two young sons on a daily basis."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Father, Sons)

"We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Hate, Will)

"When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves."
- Confucius
(Related: Character, Worth)

"There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: June, Seasons, Winter)

"Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: People, Civilization, Bombs)

"Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Faith, Thought, Action, Belief, Sense, Sin)

"If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!"
- James Connolly
(Related: Force, Spirit, Will)

"I never let any of my sons beat me at videogames."
- Coolio
(Related: Sons)

"The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Business, Life, Control, Consulting, Rest, World)

"I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: God, Truth, Ideas, Judgment, Reason)

"You're in a profession in which absolutely everybody is telling you their opinion, which is different. That's one of the reasons George Lucas never directed again."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Opinion, Profession)

"Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted artform. They fit this century - they combine Art and business!"
- Roger Corman
(Related: Art, Fact)

"I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship. I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Marriage, Determination, Improvement, Practice, Race)

"Judy couldn't move to Britain for family reasons, so I had to come to the States, and the U.S. government wouldn't give me a Green Card, so I airily told her I'd write a book."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Family, Government, states)

"I really didn't even have time to get that many lessons, to be honest, because I was suddenly on the road. I was kind of thrown in the deep end. But that wasn't a bad thing when I look back at it."
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Time, Deep, End, Road)

"My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn't because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Parenting, People, Childhood, Children)

"I'd been to Memphis before, but we stayed out of Memphis early on in the late 70s for obvious reasons. People were very sensitive about Elvis Presley, and my stage name obviously would be provocative to some people in that area at that time."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Time, People, Name, Obvious, Provocative)

"This was a tragic event in human history, but by paying tribute to the Armenian community we ensure the lessons of the Armenian genocide are properly understood and acknowledged."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: History, Community, Genocide, Tribute)

"It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Psychology, Study)

"I want to make someone walk straight, but I've left my sons nothing but wars."
- Broderick Crawford
(Related: Nothing, Sons, Want)

"The Petersons have not come forward in the press. Apparently they feel the media bears a large responsibility for Scott's conviction. It may be a while before we hear anything from them."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Conviction, May, Media, Press, Responsibility)

"I've heard rumors that the Petersons are writing a book. It will be very interesting to see what they have to say, but I don't know anything about the Rochas."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Rumors, Will, Writing)

"There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Money, First, Winter, World)

"Do not trust the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you or I were going to be hanged."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: Trust)

"Missing Persons was based in Los Angeles."
- Warren Cuccurullo
"I took acting and elocution lessons, to get rid of my Sicilian accent."
- Maria Grazia Cucinotta
(Related: Acting)

"Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: Blood, Famous, Thinking)

"Aristotle taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: Blood, Thinking)

"In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Science)

"There are all sorts of reasons why I don't do much work in the theatre, the main one being that after two performances I feel I've given all I can. I hate repetition, I really do. It's like asking a painter to paint he same picture every day of his life."
- Peter Cushing
(Related: Life, Work, Being, Day, Hate, Repetition, Theatre)

"Nations have always good reasons for being what they are, and the best of all is that they cannot be otherwise."
- Marquis De Custine
(Related: Being, Nations)

"The whole thing was done for internal political reasons to galvanize and unify the country against the Americans, and if they hadn't had that immediate opportunity they would have found another one."
- Lloyd Cutler
(Related: Opportunity, Americans, Country)

"When preparing for a concert, I do lots of training. I work with a choreographer to create great moves and then I have to keep my voice strong with lessons."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Work, Training, Voice)

"Accusations are made directly to Rome about theologians from persons who are not theologians. Some of these accusations are anonymous. The local bishop should be the one to relate to theologians to determine orthodoxy."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Accusations, Rome)

"In terms of the idea of long-term occupation - I have been reading a little bit more about this period - and you can see in that occupation are many lessons for the current occupation of Iraq. So we have these connections that go way back that people aren't aware of."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, Idea, Iraq, Occupation, Reading)

"If real churches exist, such persons are not called on to make them."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Churches)

"I suppose that one of the reasons I wrote "In Contempt" was because of the money. After the trial I came to realize that there were things that I needed to do if I was to protect myself and my family, so there were some selfish reasons for it."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Family, Money)

"Commercial jobs are pretty easily adjustable because they only take a few hours to complete, which is one of the reasons they are a Godsend to the actor."
- Thayer David
(Related: Actor, Jobs, Pretty)

"It's about lessons for life. It's not just about winning either."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Life, Winning)

"The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Love, Irreverence, Learning, May, Sons, Spring)

"Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Cats, Quiet)

"First of all, I didn't suggest that we should simply get rid of all prisons."
- Angela Davis
(Related: First)

"Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Population)

"When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we'd play the guys' roles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Movies, Daughter, Act, Choices, Friends, Kids, Play, Sons)

"I saw that my image was changing or fading. One of the reasons for taking a break from clubs was to be missed-not forgotten."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
"One of the reasons I loved playing quarterback was that I got to call the plays. The cancer put me in a position where I really wasn't in control anymore."
- Len Dawson
(Related: Control, Cancer)

"Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Men, Society, Action, Strength, Beginning, Man)

"As Commander in Chief of the United States Military, I will never send our sons and daughters and our brothers and sisters to die in a foreign land without telling the truth about why they're going there."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Truth, Brothers, Daughters, Land, Military, Sisters, Sons, states, United, Will)

"Of the 55 refineries closed in America in the last 10 years, they were all closed for economic reasons, mostly oil company mergers. Not a single one was closed for environmental purposes or objections."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Environmental, America, Company, Oil, Years)

"Convictions do not imply reasons."
- Margaret Deland
"After this, I took private lessons in Italian from an elementary school teacher. He gave me themes to write about, and some of them turned out so well that he told me to publish them in a newspaper."
- Grazia Deledda
(Related: School)

"People will always make comparisons."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: People, Comparisons, Will)

"There's never a dearth of reasons to shoot at the President."
- Don Delillo
(Related: President)

"After the revolution, let us hope, prisons simply would not exist - if by prisons we mean places that could be experienced by the men and women in them at all as every place that goes by that name now is bound to be experienced."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Men, Women, Hope, Revolution, Name, Now)

"All prisons that have existed in our society to date put people away as no human being should ever be put away."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Society, People, Being)

"We in the United States should be all the more thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust, in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Freedom, Future, Now, Religious, states, Tolerance, United)

"From this it follows that con-sideration for other persons or for other living beings is very vital for goodness and want of consideration for other people makes human beings selfish, regardless for other people's good."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: People, Consideration, Goodness, Living, Want)

"I do not want to go into its physical reasons: the construction of the human body is different from that of carnivorous animals. But man's intelligence is such that it can be utilised to defend any-thing he does, whether right or wrong."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Intelligence, Animals, Body, Man, Right, Want, Wrong)

"I've worked very hard in this book to keep the lines of communication open. I don't want to turn someone away from this information for partisan political reasons."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Communication, Information, Open, Want)

"I live for my sons. I would be lost without them."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Sons)

"Any sane person would have left long ago. But I cannot. I have my sons."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Sons)

"A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Father, Incompetence, Paradox, Sons)

"This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful."
- Barry Diller
(Related: Reality, World)

"Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Life, Reward)

"Some of us claim that New York City is the capital of the country, indeed the capital of the world. Now, that may be a bit much for those who don't come from New York, but clearly we are an important city for reasons of our cultural advantages."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Country, May, Now, World)

"Lyrically I like to use themes that make the listener use his or her imagination, and to give a little of the lessons I've learned in my own life."
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Life, Imagination)

"I've never taken vocal lessons. My early trumpet training and a fortunate talent for singing has always been enough for me. In the case of rock singing, I've always felt it was better to remain a bit untrained to maintain your individuality."
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Talent, Individuality, Singing, Training)

"Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Tools)

"The same things we've done the past couple of seasons. We've worked on the engine and clutch. We'll try and pick up the performance and consistency of the car and go back out there."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Car, Consistency, Performance, Past, Seasons)

"Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?"
- John Donne
(Related: Fool, Lovers, Old, Seasons, Sun, Windows)

"When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all."
- Mark Van Doren
(Related: Love, World)

"I enjoy my relationship with straight men. It's very nurturing. It's very validating to hang out with straight guys and be accepted. So many of us, we were not accepted when we were younger by straight persons in high school."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Men, School)

"At the constitutional level where we work, 90 percent of any decision is emotional. The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Work, Decision)

"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Society, Class, Ignorance, Justice, Poverty, Property, Will)

"To write for PC reasons, because you think you ought to be dealing with this subject, is never going to yield anything that is really going to matter to anyone else. It has to matter to you."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Yield)

"In Wisconsin, We're at the forefront of research that might one day bring cures for diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers, and we must seize its great potential."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Day, Potential, Research)

"By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves."
- Marie Dressler
(Related: Life, Time)

"I'm planning a different show, though for obvious reasons some of the material will be the same, and of course I will perform material from the new CD."
- George Duke
(Related: Obvious, Planning, Will)

"It wasn't until after private lessons and learning bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I was listening to at that age. My ears were blown wide open."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Music, Age, Learning, Listening, Open)

"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say."
- Will Durant
(Related: History, Nothing)

"But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record."
- Adam Duritz
(Related: Business, Music, People, Opinions)

"I don't think there are many larger lessons to be found in sports."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Sports)

"Among us all men were created sons of God and stood erect, as conscious of their divinity."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Men, God, Divinity, Sons)

"It's a good question, because a movie isn't good or bad based on its politics. It's usually good or bad for other reasons, though you might agree or disagree with its politics."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Politics, Question)

"There are different reasons to make movies."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Movies)

"One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: Life, God, Books)

"You all know the reasons which have impelled me to renounce the throne. But I want you to understand that in making up my mind I did not forget the country or the empire, which, as Prince of Wales and lately as King, I have for twenty-five years tried to serve."
- King Edward VIII
(Related: Country, Forget, Mind, Want, Years)

"I think we're doing the right things for the right reasons. We're not doing it to sell products. We're not doing it to be popular. We're doing it because in our judgment these stories are important to do, and at this length and this much depth."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Judgment, Popular, Right)

"One of the great lessons the fall of the leaf teaches, is this: do your work well and then be ready to depart when God shall call."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Work, God)

"We discussed politics, but we also talked about the importance of hard work, personal responsibility, living within your means, keeping your word. Those lessons stay with you throughout your life."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: Life, Politics, Work, Hard work, Importance, Living, Responsibility, Word)

"The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory."
- George Eliot
(Related: God, Action, Choice, May, Memory, Race, Sons)

"The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance."
- George Eliot
(Related: Acquaintance, Beginning, Ignorance)

"I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out."
- George Eliot
(Related: Home, Women, Bachelors, Husbands)

"I am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons, only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Being, Contradiction, Existence, Heaven, Hell, Walking)

"Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly."
- Jim Elliot
(Related: God, Sons, Will)

"Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Life, Education, Knowledge, Meeting, Skill)

"To my three sons, Peter, Scott, and Alexander who pulled me from the 18th Century and back into the present on a regular basis and therefore made me a better person, thank you. And to my wife, who sits at the table there. Who is right about almost everything."
- Joseph J. Ellis
(Related: Wife, Present, Right, Sons)

"Due to financial reasons, I dropped out of school after eight years of formal schooling."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Financial, School, Years)

"My sons are into German music, but they are into all kinds of music."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: Music, Sons)

"Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons. I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach your own children yourself, because there is a natural rebellion that occurs."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: Children, Rebellion, Sons)

"Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Courage, Man)

"It's happened time and time again, but the committee has always decided against it-the work was too conservative or didn't fit within the budget; there are millions of different reasons."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Time, Work, Committee, Conservative)

"Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant."
- Epictetus
(Related: Wealth, Sons)

"I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Home, Basketball, Being, Influence, Learning)

"It frequently happens that two persons, reasoning right on a mechanical subject, think alike and invent the same thing without any communication with each other."
- Oliver Evans
(Related: Communication, Right)

"I am a partisan and artisan of Europe. But I draw the lessons of my experience in government."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Experience, Government, Europe)

"Nor is it the least advantage to health, accruing from such a way of life, that it expose those who follow it to fewer temptations to vice, than persons who live in crowded society."
- William Falconer
(Related: Society, Health, Life, Temptations, Vice)

"The events of childhood do not pass, but repeat themselves like seasons of the year."
- Eleanor Farjeon
(Related: Childhood, Events, Seasons)

"Our main reasons for fearing males having sex with males is that you really had to construct a more powerful social role to keep men in their place than you did to keep women in their place."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Men, Women, Sex)

"Life deals you a lot lessons, some people learn from it, some people don't."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Life, People, Deals)

"The assertion of failure coming from such persons does not mean that Mr. Mill failed to promote the practical success of those objects the advocacy of which forms the chief feature of his political writings."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Success, Failure)

"There's always going to be comparisons, and that's unavoidable. There are people out there who feel I hit my peak with Magician and have gone downhill since."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: People, Comparisons)

"In the end, my reasons for moving down the timeline and introducing a new cast have more to do with keeping myself entertained, on the assumption that if I get bored, my readers are going to be even more bored."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: End)

"There's more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today. Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler's fascism but won't examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Policy, Fascism, Today, Welfare)

"When I write stuff and I help cast it, I turn away good people all the time. I may turn them down because this one's too tall and that one doesn't have a high enough voice or this one looks to old to match up with that one - there's a billion reasons not to hire somebody."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Time, People, Help, May, Old, Voice)

"That is one of the reasons one enjoys acting. Now and again, you get scenes where you work with somebody really good and you have a good time trying to make it really work and really work well."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Time, Work, Acting, Now, Trying)

"In addition, we were unable to meet openly to discuss the progress of the book, for we were both on the list of persons banned from communicating with other banned persons."
- Ruth First
(Related: Progress)

"I work with the options I have in front of me and my reasons for choosing a job can vary enormously depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I take a job because it's a group of people I'm dying to work with, and sometimes it can be a desire to shake things up a bit and not to take myself too seriously."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Work, People, Circumstances, Desire, Dying, Job, Options)

"I think England has served me very well. I like living in London for the reasons I gave. I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties. There is absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree."
- Colin Firth
(Related: England, Intentions, Living, London, Reason)

"We have all examined our past critically and are very much aware of even the unpleasant things. Now, we need to look at what we plan to do with the lessons we have learned from the past."
- Heinz Fischer
(Related: Now, Past)

"You must see the persons who are in charge - persons you can punish or vote for."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Vote)

"The question is how to bring a work of imagination out of one language that was just as taken-for-granted by the persons who used it as our language is by ourselves. Nothing strange about it."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Imagination, Work, Language, Nothing, Question)

"Traditionally, Medicare's assurance has been that for the elderly and persons with disabilities that they will not be alone when confronted with the full burden of their health care costs."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Health, Burden, Care, Elderly, Will)

"One of the reasons we survive as a band is that we are seen as a band of today. We don't want to be seen as a band that tours and plays old songs. We feel that we are making the best music of our careers."
- Andrew Fletcher
(Related: Music, Careers, Old, Songs, Today, Want)

"Like any other composer of opera, I choose a subject not for polemical reasons, but because it contains vivid characters in highly charged dramatic situations."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Opera)

"I mean there are tons of reasons. Well first of all. I write my own record. I don't take other people's materials. And I have a job which is being Willa Ford on top of getting back in the studio and writing and recording."
- Willa Ford
(Related: People, Being, First, Job, Writing)

"Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Love, Life, Bitterness)

"As many know, and especially those who may have young sons or daughters at colleges or universities, the last thing you want to hear is a call that perhaps one of your children was injured or, even worse, lost their life in a tragic fire at a dorm or campus housing."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Life, Children, Daughters, Fire, May, Sons, Want)

"There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world."
- John Fowles
(Related: World)

"Persons famous in the arts partake of the immortality of princes, and are upon a footing with them."
- Francis I
(Related: Famous, Immortality)

"Before this learning experience, I had assumed that with regard to programs that sought to help people out of poverty, the political world was essentially divided into two camps: conservatives who opposed these for a variety of reasons, and liberals who supported them."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Experience, People, Help, Learning, Liberals, Poverty, Variety, World)

"Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from."
- Al Franken
(Related: Life, Mistake, Being, Mistakes)

"One of the first lessons you learn as an actor is to listen."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Actor, First)

"If you run an Internet search on Vietnam and the war, most of the information you get begins at about 1962. I think this is telling. It is missing the whole period that led up to the reasons the war happened in the first place."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: War, First, Information, Internet, Vietnam)

"The government's objective, broadly expressed, is that all persons, whatever their level of ability, whether they live in town or country, have a right as citizens to a free education of the kind for which they are best fitted and to the fullest extent of their powers."
- Peter Fraser
(Related: Education, Government, Ability, Country, Right)

"I hope my work has inspired young artists. I have always tried to maintain my freedom as an artist and I feel it is one of the main reasons I have been successful."
- Frank Frazetta
(Related: Work, Successful, Hope, Artist, Artists, Freedom)

"If the Eagles were to get back together, it would have to be for the right reasons. I think it would look awful if it were just for the money."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Money, Eagles, Right)

"When there were financial difficulties they still managed to provide us with music and art lessons."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Art, Music, Financial, Difficulties)

"We've got to clear some of the room out of the prisons so we can put the bad guys in there, like the pedophiles and the politicians."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Politicians)

"The lessons that it teaches are fundamentally the lessons that all great battles teach That even the most carefully prepared plans often go wrong. That lucky breaks are very important."
- Otto Friedrich
(Related: Wrong)

"Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either."
- Erich Fromm
"The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Jury)

"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Jury)

"It is so important that you don't stay with someone just for the children and for the wrong reasons."
- Sadie Frost
(Related: Children, Wrong)

"But happiness is no respecter of persons."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Happiness)

"Since that time I have had continuous contact with the persons who were completely unknown to me, except that I knew they would hand whatever information I gave them to the Russian authorities."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Time, Information)

"Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Love, Future)

"Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Technology, Humanity, Right, Wrong)

"Poor men's reasons are not heard."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Men, Poor)

"It may not be proper for me, perhaps, to let my feelings carry me further am therefore resigned to stop here, if sir, you think my particular reasons following too free, or will give offense to the House, which I would be sorry to be thought capable of intending."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Thought, Feelings, May, Will)

"Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Nature, Actions, Man)

"As for acting, I took drama lessons when I was in high school."
- Megan Gallagher
(Related: Acting, Drama, School)

"It's about these people who are inextricably together for whatever reasons, and they happen to be in the spy world. It's about relationships, and the bottom line is, that's why you care."
- Victor Garber
(Related: People, Care, Relationships, World)

"Who could look on these monuments without reflecting on the vanity of mortals in thus offering up testimonials of their respect for persons of whose very names posterity is ignorant?"
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Monuments, Names, Posterity, Respect, Vanity)

"Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Architecture, Flexibility, Today)

"One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: People, Failure, Learning, Risk)

"I say at this point, for different reasons, Bush and Hussein are both very threatening to world peace and to deny that is to be incredibly naive."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: Peace, World)

"I refused David Letterman's proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Marriage, Obvious)

"Aerosmith went on The Simpsons and they had fun."
- Leif Garrett
(Related: Fun)

"Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Time, Europe, Fascism, First, Man, Opinions, Right, Want)

"Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Living, Needs, Youth)

"It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Success, Failure)

"Comparisons are really no good in sport, especially if it is a comparison between different eras and generations, for there are so many variables that come into play, starting from the quality of the opposition to playing conditions."
- Sunil Gavaskar
(Related: Quality, Comparisons, Generations, Opposition, Play)

"One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them."
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Men, Women, Burden, Falsehood)

"I have three sons, a husband, parents, and I'll fight and get angry, but what is very important that I have found as I've matured, is that I have to move on."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: HusbFight, Parents, Sons)

"I have three sons, and I think we're both fierce protectors of our children."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Children, Sons)

"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Life, Children, Daughters, Longing, Sons)

"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Religion, Church, Mosque, Temple, Sons, Spirit)

"But, ancient Greece and ancient Rome - people did not happen to believe that creativity came from human beings back then, OK? People believed that creativity was this divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons."
- Elizabeth Gilbert
(Related: People, Creativity, Greece, Rome, Spirit)

"In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Arguments, Causes, Discovery, Investigation, Opinions)

"There are a lot of lessons to be learned. We can all learn lessons."
- David Gill
"The real beauty of it - key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Beauty, Dad, Life, Mom, Ballet, Baseball, Golf, Key, May, Writing)

"I always try to teach by example and not force my ideas on a young musician. One of the reasons we're here is to be a part of this process of exchange."
- Dizzy Gillespie
(Related: Ideas, Example, Force)

"People from major labels were afraid to go to Black Flag gigs throughout most of the band's existence. They treated our gigs as something threatening. I'm sure that it probably was. They probably had reasons to be scared."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: People, Existence)

"I have recently started acting lessons in south France, and I intend to commence acting lessons at Rada."
- David Ginola
(Related: Acting, France)

"Americas are, for a variety of reasons, the most adept at producing the kind of entertainment that delivers easy satisfactions."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Entertainment, Variety)

"For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: People, Inspiration, Artists, Song, Waiting, Years)

"The lessons of their early youth regulated the conduct of their riper years."
- William Godwin
(Related: Years, Youth)

"I didn't have any real art training, but when I was about twelve nad thirteen, another boy and I went to a sign painter's house every Friday night and took lessons."
- Rube Goldberg
(Related: Art, Night, Training)

"He only half dies who leaves an image of himself in his sons."
- Carlo Goldoni
(Related: Sons)

"I believe that nothing is more important to our ability to effectively address our present than understanding the lessons learned from those who have come before us."
- Charlie Gonzalez
(Related: Ability, Nothing, Present, Understanding)

"One way or the other, if you want to find reasons why you shouldn't keep on, you'll find 'em. The obstacles are all there; there are a million of 'em."
- Benny Goodman
(Related: Obstacles, Want)

"I'd bowled a lot, but I never really had proper lessons."
- John Goodman
"I have a friend that is a WWII buff, and we sat and talked a lot about stuff like the war and the reasons behind it, and you now it's all in the uniform. Once you're in it, it usually does all the work for you."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: War, Work, Friend, Now)

"I like working with actresses, and I like women a lot, not for obvious reasons, but just in that that there's so much about what they bring to the scene that keeps it so interesting. Their instincts are so different, and they never explain them to you."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Women, Obvious)

"My exile was not only a physical one, motivated exclusively by political reasons; it was also a moral, social, ideological and sexual exile."
- Juan Goytisolo
"There are two reasons why I'm in show business, and I'm standing on both of them."
- Betty Grable
(Related: Business)

"I have got two reasons for success and I'm standing on both of them."
- Betty Grable
(Related: Success)

"To oblige persons often costs little and helps much."
- Baltasar Gracian
"There are some legitimate security issues, but I believe many of the objections the administration is making are not for security reasons, but to disguise mistakes that were made prior to Sept. 11."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Disguise, Mistakes, Security)

"Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Men, Reason, Want)

"I think I'm in the best place I've ever been in so many ways. I've just come out of five years of very difficult times for numerous reasons and yet at the same time it's lead to such growth. It's very exciting that way."
- Erin Gray
(Related: Time, Growth, Years)

"My goal was to play drums, but my father made me take piano lessons. He told me I needed to learn to read music first, so I took lessons for six years. I thank God that he made me take those lessons, because it taught me a tremendous amount."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Music, Father, God, Goal, First, Play, Years)

"I'm going to have classical piano lessons next."
- Colin Greenwood
"And that was what I was asking to happen and I was told that the indictment would be signed, but I was coming to the end of my one-year contract, I had to return to New Zealand for personal reasons."
- Tony Greig
(Related: End)

"It's a funny show. The characters are surprisingly likable, given how ugly they are. We've got this huge cast of characters that we can move around. And over the last few seasons, we've explored some of the secondary characters' personal lives a bit more."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Funny, Seasons, Ugly)

"I draw a weekly comic strip called Life in Hell, which is syndicated in about 250 newspapers. That's what I did before The Simpsons, and what I plan to do for the rest of my life."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Life, Hell, Newspapers, Rest)

"The Simpsons is an especially collaborative show."
- Matt Groening
"Because good writing in a TV cartoon is so rare, I think the animation on The Simpsons is often overlooked."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Animation, Writing)

"When The Simpsons came around, there really was nothing else like it on TV. It's hard to imagine, but when Fox first took the plunge with it, it was considered controversial to put animation on prime time."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Time, Animation, First, Nothing)

"We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they grew up watching The Simpsons. It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Funny, Bizarre, Now, Writers, Writing)

"Sometimes people get mad at The Simpsons' subversive story telling, but there's another message in there, which is a celebration of making wild, funny stories."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Funny, People)

"The thing that makes me happiest about Simpsons Illustrated are all the drawings that we get from readers. I wish we could print them all. They're really imaginative. They show a lot of hard work."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"I don't make my own schedule - it's constructed around my sons' school schedules."
- Jane Haddam
(Related: School, Sons)

"We didn't do anything wrong, but among the lessons learned, given the magnitude of the problems we now face in Afghanistan, a major U.S. force on the ground would convince the world we were in for the long-haul recovery of a country devastated by 21 years of warfare."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: Afghanistan, Country, Force, Now, Problems, World, Wrong, Years)

"A reasonable doubt is nothing more than a doubt for which reasons can be given. The fact that 1 or 2 men out of 12 differ from the others does not establish that their doubts are reasonable."
- Lord Hailsham
(Related: Men, Doubt, Fact, Nothing)

"Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics."
- Alex Haley
(Related: Society, Behavior, Racism)

"I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're afraid they won't be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: People, Zenith)

"Some persons talk simply because they think sound is more manageable than silence."
- Margaret Halsey
(Related: Silence, Sound, Talk)

"My mother stopped working when she had my brother. She was a full time mom until I started getting heavily into ice skating lessons, and it got to the point where they really needed my mom to earn an income."
- Dorothy Hamill
(Related: Mom, Time, Mother, Brother, Income)

"I started studying music at the age of five and a half. My older sister was taking piano lessons. When her teacher left our apartment, I would get up on the piano bench and start picking out the notes that were part of my sister's lessons."
- Marvin Hamlisch
(Related: Age, Music, Sister)

"One of the best lessons I learned early is that not everything in life is about you. It is about service. If you want trips and excessive gifts, then don't get into public service."
- Sean Hannity
(Related: Life, Gifts, Public, Service, Want)

"I don't expect to see them in the top six but I think of all the teams that have come up in previous seasons, I think Manchester City are the biggest club."
- Alan Hansen
(Related: Seasons)

"I'm doing what I do for the right reasons. I love the music that I make."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Love, Music, Right)

"All those days of waiting on tables until I could get a role on Broadway, all that time going to school taking lessons, and all those years of being a nobody following a dream-and now here it is."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Time, Dream, Being, Now, School, Waiting, Years)

"Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons."
- Thomas Hardy
"Since the generality of persons act from impulse, much more than from principle, men are neither so good nor so bad as we are apt to think them."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Men, Act)

"Love, it has been said, flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents; and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us?"
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Love, Men, God, Children, Parents, Sons)

"It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Life, People, Feelings)

"Our variety is one of the key reasons our customers love us. We continue to provide all of the menu items they love, while also offering new items to try."
- Kenny Harrison
(Related: Love, Key, Variety)

"I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side."
- Katharine Butler Hathaway
(Related: Fear, Decision, Arguments, Being)

"Already this war on gangs in California is taking money from universities to build prisons, and the universities have some clout."
- Tom Hayden
(Related: Money, War)

"To know ourselves, is agreed by all to be the most useful Learning; the first Lessons, therefore, given us ought to be on that Subject."
- Eliza Haywood
(Related: First, Learning)

"So I became a producer because I knew one of the reasons was they didn't do them the way I thought was right."
- Lee Hazlewood
(Related: Thought, Right)

"Some persons have ventured to say that it is only since Englishmen ceased to believe in the Bible that they began to discover how beautiful it was."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Bible)

"A man nearly always loves for other reasons than he thinks. A lover is apt to be as full of secrets from himself as is the object of his love from him."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Love, Man, Secrets)

"I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven."
- Jascha Heifetz
(Related: Composers, First, Play, Writing)

"Before Huey was 5, I could take him to work with me. Now, though, he has sports and lessons and friends, and it's not fair to remove him from his whole life."
- Marg Helgenberger
(Related: Life, Sports, Work, Friends, Now)

"I've had all the lessons I could get. I've learned from everybody I've ever met."
- Levon Helm
"If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Success, Work, Popular, Wrong)

"Well, I was passionately curious about what my body was doing, and when I got the lessons on how to meditate, it seemed really solid to me. It seemed real."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Body)

"When we were making vinyl records we had a lot of time limitations for each record so songs were left off for a number of reasons. Now, with CDs, much more music can be included."
- Ken Hensley
(Related: Music, Time, Limitations, Now, Songs)

"And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi - that numbers confer unlimited rights, that they take from some persons all rights over themselves, and vest these rights in others."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Doctrine, Rights, Numbers)

"One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father."
- George Herbert
(Related: Father, Sons)

"The only dead bodies from marijuana are in the prisons and at the hands of the police. This is ridiculous."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Police)

"In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons."
- Herodotus
(Related: Peace, War, Fathers, Sons)

"The Jewish people asked nothing of its sons except not to be denied. The world is grateful to every great man when he brings it something; only the paternal home thanks the son who brings nothing but himself."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Home, Son, People, Man, Nothing, Sons, World)

"Judging from the letters I've received from obviously feeble-minded persons who wish I would write another These Old Shades, it ought to sell like hot cakes."
- Georgette Heyer
(Related: Letters, Old)

"Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from the world's most civilized and developed nations, we have been denied permission by friendly governments, for reasons of security, to land anywhere, but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Airplanes, Land, Military, Nations, Security, World)

"About 10 years ago, I took some vocal lessons. I'll bet that helped. I got a tape of exercises that the girl gave me, which I don't do anymore, but they were good. And I don't smoke."
- Dan Hicks
(Related: Years)

"Just as a son, to be a son of man, must be of the same nature and spirit of his father; so with the sons of God, and so it will be with all who are born of the spirit of God."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Nature, Son, God, Father, Man, Sons, Spirit, Will)

"I thought that by saying no and explaining my reasons my employer would abandon his social suggestions. However, to my regret, in the following few weeks, he continued to ask me out on several occasions."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Thought, Regret, Saying)

"I am single for two reasons. First, I don't date girls who watch Real World because they already think they know me. Second, a lot of girls look at me as the slutty seven."
- Steven Hill
(Related: First, Girls, World)

"Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it."
- Edmund Hillary
(Related: Money, Science, Hell, Mountains)

"Happy is the person who cherishes the precious lessons of the past and lives vigorously in the present."
- Jerome Hines
(Related: Past, Present)

"That's one of the reasons I moved to Florida. Of course, the main reason is the weather and the training. But there's more jealousy in Switzerland because it's so little and they don't have so many athletes."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Athletes, Jealousy, Reason, Training, Weather)

"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow."
- David Hobson
(Related: Soul, Challenge, Eye, Joy, Nostalgia, Novelty, Patience, Plants)

"All the reasons which require the subjection of a believer to the brethren of a particular church, require his subjection to all his brethren in the Lord."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Church)

"The functions of these elders, therefore, determine the power of the people; for a representative is one chosen by others to do in their name what they are entitled to do in their own persons; or rather to exercise the powers which radically inhere in those for whom they act."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Power, People, Act, Exercise, Name)

"Among the reasons for this was the fact that the U.S.A. is one mass market. It is only when you have a mass market that large-scale manufacturing which involves very substantial expenditures can be justified."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Fact, Manufacturing)

"I have generally found that persons who had studied painting least were the best judges of it."
- William Hogarth
(Related: Judges, Painting)

"Not merely can people like me write things that would never have been printed before but I think an enormously dramatic change has taken place in public opinion, possibly for the wrong reasons."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Change, People, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Wrong)

"For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers."
- Homer
(Related: Fathers, Sons)

"The Wall will be standing in 50 and even in 100 years, if the reasons for it are not removed."
- Erich Honecker
(Related: Will, Years)

"God saw fit, for wise reasons to allow the people of Israel thus to make and possess slaves; but is this any license to us to enslave any of our fellow-men, to kill any of our fellow-men whom we please and are able to destroy, and take possession of their estates?"
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: God, People, Israel, Possession)

"Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them."
- Horace
(Related: Open, Will)

"I've always had the perspective that roles come into my life when I need them most and sort of teach me lessons. The same can be true of films, films are released into society to aid in a lesson, inspire people, comfort people."
- Bryce Dallas Howard
(Related: Life, Society, People, Comfort, Perspective)

"The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner."
- Elbert Hubbard
"The President has a wonderful sense of humor, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun to work for him."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Work, Humor, Fun, President, Sense)

"Now we're doing it for different reasons. We're doing it to bring back the families to the game, people who love the game, and make it an affordable night's entertainment."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: Love, People, Entertainment, Night, Now)

"Today, Arizona's sons and daughters, mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Country, Daughters, Fathers, Mothers, Sons, Today)

"In fact, effective solidarity with the poor, both individual persons and entire nations, is indispensable for the construction of peace."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Peace, Fact, Nations, Poor, Solidarity)

"I enjoy what I do every minute of the day, even when the going gets tough. When I first began writing, I used to work at a desk in the bedroom, of a small development house. My three sons all under the age of 3 would come running in and out of the room every minute."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: Age, Work, Development, Day, First, Running, Sons, Writing)

"But someone like Claude Chabrol tries to make a connection between the society in which we live and the social reasons which make monsters out of some people."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Society, People, Connection)

"Once you have made the decision to do the film, once you have identified the desire and all the deep and personal, intimate, artistic reasons why you want to do the film, then it's more a matter of how to do things."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Decision, Deep, Desire, Film, Want)

"It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess themselves the pupils of history, anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: History, Countries, Politicians, Right, Teaching)

"The first two Prime Ministers whom I served, Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher drew strikingly different lessons from the Second World War."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: War, First, World, World war)

"Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure."
- William Hurt
(Related: Success, People, Failure)

"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: History, Men)

"Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Fathers, Sons)

"Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: History, Men)

"What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes have no time to think. But the sons of heroes - ah, they have all the necessary leisure."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Time, Heroes, Leisure, Sons)

"The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Art)

"All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final."
- Hypatia
(Related: Self)

"In the Atlantean period there were many energies being used and information and knowledge being used which were, for particular reasons of safety, withdrawn, shall we say, to prevent complete catastrophe, to prevent total destruction of your planet."
- David Icke
(Related: Knowledge, Being, Destruction, Information, Safety)

"Nevertheless during these two seasons, Chapman impressed me a lot because he had the faculty to pull himself out of the most critical situations."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Seasons)

"History shows that people often do cast their votes for amorphous reasons-the most powerful among them being the need for change. Just ask Bill Clinton."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: History, Change, People, Being)

"School divides life into two segments, which are increasingly of comparable length. As much as anything else, schooling implies custodial care for persons who are declared undesirable elsewhere by the simple fact that a school has been built to serve them."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: Life, Care, Fact, School)

"I have to say when we talk about the treatment of these prisoners that I would guess that these prisoners wake up every morning thanking Allah that Saddam Hussein is not in charge of these prisons."
- James Inhofe
(Related: Talk, Treatment)

"We need to get our sons and daughters home and their responsibility for the security of Iraq needs to be assumed by Iraqis who will stand up and toe the line for their countries."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Home, Countries, Daughters, Iraq, Needs, Responsibility, Security, Sons, Will)

"I know that Bush, for political reasons, is going to nominate a minority, a Hispanic man or someone where it will be harder for people on the progressive side to oppose and split some of the traditionally progressive or democratic constituents."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: People, Man, Minority, Will)

"I had wanted to play drums since the age of 9 when I saw a drum set in the window of a music store for the first time. We took lessons at a local music school and began playing together after about 6-9 months of lessons."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Age, Music, Time, First, Months, Play, School)

"I took acting lessons when I was 19, 20, and I had my writing."
- Michael Ironside
(Related: Acting, Writing)

"I think the bottom line for me and for Newsweek is that there were a lot of - we did retract this specific matter about the Koran and the toilet for the reasons that you just cited."
- Michael Isikoff
(Related: Koran)

"For these reasons, women tend to rely more heavily on Social Security in their retirement than do men."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Men, Women, Retirement, Security)

"My father is a real idealist, and he's all about learning. If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up, it was just a resounding 'No.' But if I asked for a saxophone, one would appear and next day and I'd be signed up for lessons. So anything to do with education or learning, my father would spare no expense."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Education, Father, Day, Growing up, Learning)

"As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, People, Conscience, Rights, Liberty, Press, Property, Will, Worth)

"People had this image of the Jacksons as the perfect American family and I destroyed that image. But what people have to understand is writing that book was very healing for me."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Family, People, American, Healing, Writing)

"It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true."
- William James
(Related: Faith, Result)

"It was all to do with the change of producer as well as political reasons I don't really comprehend."
- Louise Jameson
(Related: Change)

"I'm insanely optimistic. For odd, weird reasons, things always work out."
- Richard Jefferson
(Related: Work)

"In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Defense, Violence)

"I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life. It's not very funny, but it's sincere. My commitment is to sincerity."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Funny, Life, Commitment, Sincerity, Wounds)

"One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we're in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Difference, Fantasy, Magic, Reality)

"But it's much more exciting to make Die Hard. One of the reasons that I think that movie is so successful is it deals with those very important blue-collar relationship themes. But it's more visually beautiful to show things blowing up. It just gives you more on the screen."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Successful, Deals)

"But it really wasn't until three to four years later, when we had an opportunity in the lab to make very detailed observations, and comparisons with other fossil discoveries, that we realized she was a new species of human ancestor."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Opportunity, Comparisons, Years)

"Kids and adults have sex for many, many reasons... Put out a question box."
- Sue Johanson
(Related: Sex, Kids, Question)

"My sons are a hell of a lot easier to get through to than my daughter is. She seems to have my number. She can just run through the buttons."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Daughter, Hell, Sons)

"I want to be here for a long time, so I am going to do everything I have to do to be here. And I want to walk my daughter down the aisle and give her away to somebody some day. I want to make sure I am still here to make sure my two young sons become men."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Men, Time, Daughter, Day, Sons, Want)

"All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space."
- Philip Johnson
(Related: Architecture, Design, Space)

"I've always dabbled on guitar, but never took lessons."
- Adam Jones
(Related: Guitar)

"A lot of the reasons why something is a favorite thing are all things you don't necessarily see, the place, the people, the time, where you are, what it meant to you at the time."
- Jeffrey Jones
(Related: Time, People, Favorite)

"We realized that the only persons we can truly trust in this world is each other and our families."
- Marion Jones
(Related: Trust, World)

"I realized that in those nine seasons I started out at about 225 pounds and I felt, you know, full figured fabulous woman but in those seasons I gained 75 pounds up to over 300 pounds all in front of the nation."
- Star Jones
(Related: Nation, Seasons, Woman)

"One of the reasons I came to Berkeley was because I saw so many students of all different colors speaking so many different languages and ferociously presenting all these different views. I thought, this is the 21st century and I want to be here!"
- June Jordan
(Related: Thought, Colors, Students, Want)

"The trade unions, far from being content with these declarations, established international liaisons and supported every policy based on pacification and understanding."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Policy, Being, Content, Trade, Understanding)

"Everything shapes you to be the person you are today. Sometimes hard lessons pay off dividends."
- Al Jourgensen
(Related: Today)

"I got involved in athletics during physical education lessons at school."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Education, School)

"Those who joined us for selfish personal reasons, for a career or other motives will be the ones to leave."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Career, Motives, Will)

"All comparisons between America's current place in the world and anything legitimately called an empire in the past reveal ignorance and confusion about any reasonable meaning of the concept empire, especially the comparison with the Roman Empire."
- Donald Kagan
(Related: America, Comparisons, Confusion, Ignorance, Meaning, Past, World)

"I was determined to achieve the total freedom that our history lessons taught us we were entitled to, no matter what the sacrifice."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: History, Sacrifice, Freedom)

"There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: God, Religion, Authority, First, State, Understanding)

"I had 16 other prisons that I needed to pay attention to, and we did. And I had 3,400 soldiers who were depending on me to take care of them, and I did."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Attention, Care, Soldiers)

"Shortly after we arrived in Baghdad, we had another conversation with the ambassador. He said that he wanted us to give him the timeline, because we had 90 days to get these prisons operational and transfer responsibility back to the Iraqis."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Conversation, Responsibility)

"Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: History, Children, Future, Geography, Internet, School)

"Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers."
- Herbert Kaufman
(Related: Men, Fathers, Sons)

"But you know, there's always a danger nowadays that films are gonna be brought up to Canada for budget reasons. And that's something that really concerns me."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Canada, Danger)

"There's a long record here of being wrong. There's a good reason for it. There are probably multiple reasons. Certainly proliferation is a hard thing to track, particularly in countries that deny easy and free access and don't have free and open societies."
- David Kay
(Related: Being, Countries, Open, Reason, Wrong)

"I have two delightful sons, who I love dearly."
- Charles Keating
(Related: Love, Sons)

"Uhm, I'm the one wanting the lessons! I don't want to say too much about it because I'd rather have you see the movie, but he's trying to find his music."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Music, Trying, Want)

"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Happiness, Idea, Purpose, Fidelity, Self, Wrong)

"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Life)

"The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning."
- George F. Kennan
(Related: History, People, Meaning, Problems, Study)

"As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom."
- Anthony Kennedy
(Related: Constitution, Freedom, Principles)

"Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Mothers, Politicians, President, Sons, Want)

"My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Father, Now, Sons)

"My parents never pressured me to skate. They always said I could quit if I wanted to. They only expected me to skate when they had already paid for the expensive lessons. But, otherwise they said I could do what I wanted to do."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Parents)

"I took group lessons at a rink near my home. We first had to learn how to stand up on the ice wearing skates. Eventually we learned to move forward, but soon found out that it was not that easy to stop! So that was our next important lesson."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Home, First)

"Sometimes life's so much cooler when you just don't know any better and all the painful lessons have not hammered your head open yet."
- Anthony Kiedis
(Related: Life, Open)

"There's an air of mystery around the Masons, but the reality is that they're mostly a bunch of veterans getting drunk in a lodge that they've built to look like a temple. It's just a bunch of guys trying to get away from their wives."
- Jimmy Kimmel
(Related: Temple, Mystery, Reality, Trying, Veterans, Wives)

"The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the physical dangers they may encounter."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Lie, Fear, Anxiety, Daughters, May, Parents, Sons)

"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Dream, Brotherhood, Day, Sons, Will)

"The many many imponderables come together when a film opens and for all sorts of reasons it may or may not succeed."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Film, May, Succeed)

"We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Failure)

"I used to teach dance lessons."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Dance)

"There are one-hundred fifty-four games in a season and you can find one-hundred fifty-four reasons why your team should have won every one of them."
- Bill Klem
(Related: Games)

"Sure I should have been at the Fifa workshop for example, but I had personal reasons for not being there and looking back saying that it was a mistake for me not being there I would take the same decision because the personal situation has higher priority than a workshop."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Mistake, Decision, Being, Example, Saying)

"Poverty can teach lessons that privilege cannot."
- Jack Klugman
(Related: Poverty, Privilege)

"I love Gibsons, and Nationals, too. There's something magical about them."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: Love)

"The individual makes a clear effort to define moral values and principles that have validity and application apart from the authority of the groups of persons holding them and apart from the individual's own identification with the group."
- Lawrence Kohlberg
(Related: Values, Authority, Effort, Principles, Validity)

"My level of cynicism about the reasons that took us to war against Iraq remain just as well-developed as they were before I went."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: War, Cynicism, Iraq)

"The human element, the human flaw and the human nobility - those are the reasons that chess matches are won or lost."
- Viktor Korchnoi
(Related: Chess, Nobility)

"Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Life, Ownership, Philosophy)

"The planned sit-down reception is an artificial forum where one is presented with a limited number of persons with whom he can hold a conversation."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Conversation)

"It's now possible to play and take lessons from any place of the world. The concept of physical distance doesn't exist in the online world, and that is so cool!"
- Alexandra Kosteniuk
(Related: Now, Play, World)

"Yes and for two reasons: one, I couldn't find anything to imitate at the time, and secondly because what I heard on the radio didn't bear any resemblance to what I wanted to hear on the guitar."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Time, Guitar)

"My reputation was a bit exaggerated. Things were written in newspapers, then copied, then doubled. One of the reasons why I never disclaimed that, was because I found it amusing. But I also constructed such an image for myself in order to gain more of a private life."
- Thomas Kretschmann
(Related: Life, Gain, Newspapers, Order, Reputation)

"Have not prisons - which kill all will and force of character in man, which enclose within their walls more vices than are met with on any other spot of the globe - always been universities of crime?"
- Peter Kropotkin
(Related: Character, Crime, Force, Man, Vices, Will)

"I could only speak in the smallest, most intimate circles about the real reasons which made me undertake the changeover of the plants for certain lines of production for I had to expect that many people would not understand me."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: People, Plants, Production)

"Playing sport was somewhat frivolous, but I liked it. I rebelled a little bit, and wouldn't go to music lessons and things like that, but I would go and play ball. My parents learned to love it because they saw how much I got out of it."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Love, Music, Parents, Play)

"So I think that is one of the reasons we can face some regional problems, which are very difficult, very dramatic and is necessary to have instruments to solve these problems. NATO is such instrument."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Problems)

"Every man is responsible only for his own acts. The sons do not inherit the sins of the fathers. But can we say: that was long ago, they were different?"
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Fathers, Man, Sons)

"Bush the father did well in placing his sons as governors and did not forget to pass on the expertise in fraud from the leaders of the region to Florida to use it in critical moments."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Father, Expertise, Forget, Fraud, Leaders, Moments, Sons)

"Its only when you are a great actor and are recognised for your good work that you become famous. Unless you are in the news for the wrong reasons!"
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Work, Actor, Famous, News, Wrong)

"All my six husbands married me for different reasons."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Husbands)

"At a moderate calculation, among a million of persons inhabiting the metropolis, there are, at least, twenty-five thousand children who attend these schools, and cost their parents as many pounds sterling, per annum."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Children, Parents, Schools)

"Talking with other parents really gave me some lessons that I try to hold on to now, as a parent of two boys."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Boys, Now, Parents, Talking)

"Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously."
- Judge Mills Lane
"Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Forgiveness, Life, Acceptance, Tolerance)

"But I think one of the reasons I tend to stay in the water most of the time is I distrust the comfort."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Time, Comfort, Distrust, Water)

"I have known great things and wonderful persons, and I have known homage."
- Lillie Langtry
"I know what kind of things I myself have been irritated by in detective stories. They are often about one or two persons, but they don't describe anything in the society outside."
- Steig Larsson
(Related: Society)

"Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents."
- Peter Latham
(Related: Medicine)

"I became producer so that I could work with persons like him and to rock the world of Hong Kong Cinema a bit."
- Andy Lau
(Related: Work, Cinema, World)

"For both reasons, owing to the thermal motion and to the working together of various wavelengths, factors arise which, in a similar manner to the structural factor, exert some influence upon the brightness of the interference points but not upon their location."
- Max von Laue
(Related: Influence)

"My mother also had us take piano lessons, and this had a similar effect. I hated those lessons, but I now play regularly for pleasure and have even tried my hand at composing."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Mother, Effect, Now, Play, Pleasure)

"For us, sons of France, political sentiment is a passion; while, for the Englishmen, politics are a question of business."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Business, Politics, France, Passion, Question, Sentiment, Sons)

"My mother gave me singing lessons; that was totally painful, because I couldn't do what she wanted to hear. She used to say: there's more there, there's more voice but I just didn't want to give it to her."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Mother, Singing, Voice, Want)

"Men do not have to cook their food; they do so for symbolic reasons to show they are men and not beasts."
- Edmund Leach
(Related: Men, Food)

"Why hate someone for the color of their skin when there are much better reasons to hate them."
- Denis Leary
(Related: Hate, Skin)

"I was taking piano lessons with a very good piano instructor in Toronto, and I'm afraid due to my schedule and discipline, it kind of fell apart. One thing lead to another and I was unable to practice as much as I wanted to."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Discipline, Practice)

"Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible."
- Yuan T. Lee
(Related: Accuracy, Calculations, Comparisons)

"However, I began composing as soon as I started taking piano lessons."
- Gyorgy Legeti
"When I was at school at Paris, I had special lessons from Mademoiselle Antoine, an actress at the Comedie Francaise, and I was taken to every sort of play. I felt very grand."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Paris, Play, School)

"The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Men, Court, Religious, Washington)

"Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Health, Will)

"The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors."
- Max Lerner
(Related: History)

"I started listening to music when I wrote when I had three sons at home."
- Philip Levine
(Related: Home, Music, Listening, Sons)

"I'm an incredibly lucky girl. For someone who has made some very foolish mistakes and had some tough lessons to learn very quickly, I am still incredibly lucky."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Mistakes)

"If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Enemies, Existence, Struggle)

"The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted in the American baseball fan. It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: American, Baseball, Fathers, Sentimentality, Sons)

"All that remains is the faces and the names of the wives and the sons and the daughters."
- Gordon Lightfoot
(Related: Daughters, Faces, Names, Sons, Wives)

"The conflict in the Middle East needs to be solved for the same reasons. It is necessary to reach a two-states solution, built on international law, for sustainable peace and development, and it can only be achieved through joint efforts by the international community."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Peace, Development, Community, Conflict, Law, Needs, Solution)

"Poverty must be reduced not only for reasons of moral and justice, but also of security."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Justice, Poverty, Security)

"I really believe that's one of the many reasons that God had put me right in the middle of the Backstreet Boys. There are so many stars today that don't realize the impact they have on young people. Being a superstar is great, as long as you can be a positive role model."
- Brian Littrell
(Related: God, People, Positive, Being, Boys, Right, Stars, Today)

"The old series of sittings with Mrs. Piper convinced me of survival for reasons which I should find it hard to formulate in any strict fashion, but that was their distinct effect."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Survival, Effect, Fashion, Old)

"A friend of mine once told me that I can't screw up when I play my own music. I also take voice lessons, play other peoples' songs out of music books, and occasionally figure out how to play other people's music from records. This keeps my ears, fingers, and mind working."
- Lisa Loeb
(Related: Music, People, Friend, Books, Mind, Play, Songs, Voice)

"I got a lot of flak for having Kirk as the lead because they all claimed it was a much harder sell, but no one else could have done that part for many reasons."
- Donal Logue
"I'm not skinny for the wrong reasons. It's not because I'm bulimic or anorexic or doing drugs. Compared to a lot of actresses my age, I'm actually overweight."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Age, Drugs, Wrong)

"I was happy she got it and I have to sort of - and one of the reasons I did Third Watch is because I wanted to break that thing of just being the pretty girl and play it down and let it be about the work."
- Nia Long
(Related: Work, Being, Play, Pretty)

"A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It's all a matter of pride."
- Nancy Lopez
(Related: Pride, Will)

"My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with the lust for pure shock value."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Freedom, Lust, Pursuit, Value)

"Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate."
- Louis XIV
(Related: Time, Office)

"It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Gossip)

"Most Glorious and eternal Majesty, Thou art righteous and holy in all thou dost to the sons of men, though thou hast suffered men to condemn Thy servant, Thy servant will not condemn Thee."
- Christopher Love
(Related: Art, Men, Sons, Will)

"I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate."
- Lucan
(Related: Wife, Fate)

"Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons. Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: Freedom, Sense, Speech)

"My dad was a ham, too. He could sell those women anything. Of all his sons, I was the only one he could trust to sell as well as he could. I was proud of that."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Dad, Trust, Women, Sons)

"An uncle gave me a side drum and my mother decided I should have lessons."
- Humphrey Lyttelton
(Related: Mother)

"Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there's got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you're at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: Faith)

"Once you're a winner, you can give all sorts of reasons why you're a winner. Of course, you could all those same reasons to explain why a show fails."
- James MacArthur
"The success of The Simpsons really opened doors. It showed that if you were working in animation you didn't necessarily have to be working in kids' television."
- Seth MacFarlane
(Related: Success, Animation, Kids, Television)

"A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Promise)

"That's one of the reasons I wanted to be an actor, to be like them. And there they were at my table, all talking about how nervous they were, about the lines, and so forth. No matter how big you get, you still have the same kinds of anxieties and so forth."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Actor, Talking)

"I didn't get lessons of any kind I slept through school."
- Joel Madden
(Related: School)

"I think comparisons are odious."
- John Madden
(Related: Comparisons)

"The internal effects of a mutable policy poisons the blessings of liberty itself."
- James Madison
(Related: Policy, Blessings, Liberty)

"The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Rights, Property, Protection)

"I'm a dog person, I've had dogs all my life. But you see, it's not really a dog. It's more like a little robot. It's an actor. It displays no emotion whatsoever. I swear that dog doesn't know any of us even though we've done five seasons of Frasier."
- John Mahoney
(Related: Life, Actor, Dogs, Emotion, Seasons)

"I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Motivation, Past, Seasons)

"The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical, aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Spiritual)

"Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Schools)

"We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Love, Reason)

"Give your decisions, never your reasons; your decisions may be right, your reasons are sure to be wrong."
- James Mansfield
(Related: Decisions, May, Right, Wrong)

"I mean, it's the life lessons that I suppose you learn that nobody gets a free ride and that you do the best you can with the means that you can and try to open yourself to as much knowledge and all that that you can."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Open)

"I wouldn't be surprised if some day, they put the Simpsons in the Smithsonian. It's become part of our culture, those characters."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Culture, Day)

"It's one of the reasons I don't do drugs. One sniff and I'd go all the way."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Drugs)

"This league is getting big. We have way more 300-pound guys than ever before. That's not to say all the people in athletics who have died are 300-pound guys. There are so many different reasons."
- Steve Mariucci
(Related: People)

"Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Integrity)

"If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Reading, Want, Writing)

"I'm thinking about learning a few new things - like taking classical guitar lessons - and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock."
- Mick Mars
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Thinking)

"Jazz fans love Miles and I love him for a myriad of reasons, but the overviews are always too simplistic."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Love, Fans, Jazz)

"Humans are imperfect. That's one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We're on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Life, Performance, Jazz, Quest, Right, Trouble)

"Yes, we were looking for a Faith spin-off, but then Faith backed down. Eliza got a really wonderful offer over on Fox in a show, and, for reasons I didn't talk to her about, she decided to go there, and everyone respects that."
- James Marsters
(Related: Faith, Talk)

"For pragmatic reasons, I love the routine. I love the structure of it. I love knowing that my days are free. I know where I'm going at night. I know my life is kind of orderly. I just like that better."
- Andrea Martin
(Related: Life, Love, Night, Routine)

"The Doctrine of the Trinity teaches that within the unity of the one Godhead there are three separate persons who are coequal in power, nature, and eternity."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Nature, Power, Doctrine, Eternity, Trinity, Unity)

"It's true, I had an extremely delicious life, but that was my life at home, and perhaps because I was only a child, or for whatever reasons, I found the company of others, especially other boys, quite terrifying and upsetting."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Life, Home, Boys, Company)

"When I was 12 and started to take singing lessons from a woman, she told me that I would probably spend the rest of my life taking care of my voice."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: Life, Care, Rest, Singing, Voice, Woman)

"The difference between me and them is that I'll look at Jesse Jackson and I'll see four Jesse Jacksons, and they'll just see one, the clown ambulance chaser."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Difference)

"We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Love, Chance)

"Whether it's in the right way or sometimes the wrong way, you learn about life and its lessons."
- Amelie Mauresmo
(Related: Life, Right, Wrong)

"There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Truth, Poison)

"Advice to persons about to marry - don't."
- Henry Mayhew
(Related: Advice)

"A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory."
- Giuseppe Mazzini
(Related: Love, Idea, Country, Sense, Sentiment, Sons)

"I want to work with great directors and try not to put too much pressure on myself and just read things for the story and recognize when I'm drawn to something for the right reasons and try to maintain some sanity."
- Rachel McAdams
(Related: Work, Pressure, Right, Sanity, Want)

"I will have a one-hour program called the Mission Watch, where I will describe details of the mission and give additional information about the lessons from space."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: Information, Mission, Space, Will)

"I considered becoming a priest very seriously. I wanted to travel the world. By the time I turned 16, I realized I was only in it for selfish reasons. And, more importantly, I didn't want to sacrifice the ladies!"
- James McAvoy
(Related: Time, Travel, Sacrifice, Want, World)

"In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Politics, Military)

"The commercial broadcasters have tremendous influence in Washington, D.C., for a couple of reasons. First, they're extremely rich and they have lots of money and they have had for a long time, so they can give money to politicians, which gets their attention."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Money, Time, Attention, First, Influence, Politicians, Washington)

"I longed to fly. I was paid in flying lessons and, by the time I was 13, I'd logged 100 hours at the controls."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Time, Flying)

"Friends, near or far, are important to us. All of ours have an awareness of other persons' feelings, a courtesy that's inevitable. When I find that consideration in a fan, I'm immediately impressed."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Feelings, Awareness, Consideration, Courtesy, Friends)

"I noticed that almost everyone I went to college with has worked at something other than the subject they majored in. I guess that' s one of the reasons for campus unrest."
- Kent McCord
(Related: College)

"When they first said I made it through it was just crazy, I mean all kinds of thoughts were going through my head, and you know to be watching the show for nine seasons and to be on it now is surreal, it's so surreal."
- Scotty McCreery
(Related: Thoughts, First, Now, Seasons)

"I'm very aware how many distractions the reader has in life today, how many good reasons there are to put the book down."
- David McCullough
(Related: Life, Today)

"So, I took lessons, and I love to shoot now. It's a lot of fun."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Love, Fun, Now)

"I study pitchers. I visualize pitches. That gives me a better chance every time I step into the box. That doesn't mean I'm going to get a hit every game, but that's one of the reasons I've come a long way as a hitter."
- Mark McGwire
(Related: Time, Chance, Study)

"If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Divorce, Hell)

"We do have our finger on the pulse of the marketplace, if for no other reasons than having all these live events and listening to our audience all the time."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: Time, Events, Listening)

"First of all, I'm in favor of making price gouging a crime, and in fact, one the reasons I didn't vote for the Republican House version was because there were too many breaks for the oil companies."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Crime, Fact, First, Oil, Republican, Vote)

"Just about every year, Congress passes another crime bill - spending billions of dollars to build more prisons, to place more band-aids on society's scars."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: Society, Congress, Crime)

"If you stop and think about our history, one of the reasons we had an American century and there is an American dream was because at key points in our history we made very bold decisions about making sure that there was very broad, universal access to quality education."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Education, History, Quality, Dream, American, Decisions, Key)

"Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Authority)

"I have worried about getting pigeon-holed, but now I think I've done enough weird, offbeat stuff not to be. And I also know that I do things for the right reasons: I've made my money, so I don't have to say yes to anything."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Money, Now, Right)

"There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Being, Delight, Mankind, Proof, World)

"A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Church, Gentlemen, Heaven, Will)

"One of the reasons I loved working with Tom is people feel they know who he is... I think working with an actor who the audience already has a relationship with actually helps you in a film like this."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: People, Actor, Film)

"If nothing is to be done in the given situation, he must invent plausible reasons for doing nothing; and if something must be done, he must suggest the something. The unpardonable sin is to propose nothing, when action is imperative."
- Charles Edward Merriam
(Related: Action, Nothing, Sin)

"It not infrequently happens that persons without any other special qualification than the drama of their lives are precipitated into important political positions."
- Charles Edward Merriam
(Related: Drama)

"To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Effect, Events, Hell, Light)

"I still believe Emmitt has enough left in the tank to be a productive back over the next couple of seasons."
- Al Michaels
(Related: Seasons)

"Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Beauty, Perception)

"The actors I would like to work with are Julia Roberts, just because I've admired her work for a long time, well Brad Pitt. I think you know my reasons."
- Christina Milian
(Related: Work, Time, Actors)

"Even if I don't have the money to take vocal lessons, I'll practice in the house by myself singing out loud."
- Christina Milian
(Related: Money, Practice, Singing)

"I come from a generation that suffered school lessons in portacabins and crumbling hospitals. I tell you one thing, for the eighteen years they were in power the Tories did nothing to fix the roof when the sun was shining."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Power, Hospitals, Nothing, School, Sun, Years)

"As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: War, Charity, Effect)

"One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Act, Impulses)

"Save for thee and thy lessons, man in society would everywhere sink into a sad compound of the fiend and the wild beast; and this fallen world would be as certainly a moral as a natural wilderness."
- Hugh Miller
(Related: Society, Man, Wilderness, World)

"I'm kind of a dork. I don't have much game. I'm not particularly comfortable in bars or clubs. I much prefer being home playing Scrabble, having dinner with a couple friends, going to see a movie, or losing a whole weekend to Season 14 of Law and Order or The Simpsons."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Home, Being, Friends, Law, Losing, Order, Weekend)

"Kylie and I were both taking piano lessons at the time and didn't think of acting. A friend rang mum up and said, 'How about bringing Kylie and Danielle in because they might be right for the part?'"
- Dannii Minogue
(Related: Time, Friend, Acting, Right)

"Admittedly great though these reasons be, they are not the principal grounds, that is, those which may rightfully claim for themselves the privilege of the highest admiration."
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: Admiration, May, Privilege)

"You see it in the many bouncing clothes that are not just pleats. To make them, two or three people twist them - twist, twist, twist the pleats, sometimes three or four persons twist together and put it all in the machine to cook it."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: People, Clothes, Machine)

"He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure."
- Moliere
(Related: Peace)

"Man is raw and wild, that is one of the reasons why he needs the Christian teaching."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Christian, Man, Needs, Teaching)

"Let's say there are 500 sons and daughters like you in each state. Then we could control the government."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Government, Control, Daughters, Sons, State)

"Among the reasons people keep sad stories to themselves is that they do not want anyone to feel sorry for them. I don't. I don't want you to feel sorry for me."
- Judith Moore
(Related: People, Want)

"We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons."
- Michael Moore
(Related: Time, War, Man, President, Results)

"Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little."
- Hannah More
(Related: Love)

"A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason."
- J. P. Morgan
(Related: Man, Reason)

"A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real one."
- J. P. Morgan
(Related: Man)

"I would bend over backward to be back on Grey's. Any day, I'll choose lying in bed with Katherine Heigl looking over me over getting thrown against walls by supernatural persons at 5 in the morning."
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan
(Related: Bed, Day, Lying, Supernatural)

"We will try to create conditions where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart's desire their technological capacity."
- Akio Morita
(Related: Heart, Teamwork, Desire, Exercise, Spirit, Will)

"The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude."
- John Lothrop Motley
"This is the first time in my 32 years in public broadcasting that PBS has ordered up programs for ideological instead of journalistic reasons."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Time, First, Public, Years)

"I came from Mechanicsville, Virginia, where you have four seasons."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: Seasons)

"In planning an attack, persons have various roles."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Planning)

"The reasons why I left were to do with my interest in Buddhism. There were experiences over a period of about six months which caused me to decide to give up music, so one morning I felt I had to go to E.G. Management and tell them."
- Jamie Muir
(Related: Music, Management, Buddhism, Interest, Months)

"Anyway, it fell through because they ran out of money. That was when I learned not to waste your time getting your hopes up or to believe something until it actually happens. We broke up for various reasons, but it was a good band. Jim and Don produced some magical music."
- Jamie Muir
(Related: Music, Time, Money, Waste)

"I think every age has a medium that talks to it more eloquently than the others. In the 19th century it was symphonic music and the novel. For various technical and artistic reasons, film became that eloquent medium for the 20th century."
- Walter Murch
(Related: Age, Music, Film)

"I'm not a bad driver. And I never will be because I took lessons when I was quite a boy. I never had to pass a test because there wasn't such a thing when I first started driving a motor car. So I didn't have to pass one."
- Richard Murdoch
(Related: Car, Driving, First, Will)

"But I also wanted to give them an intelligent emotional journey, without having to suspend reality - to be able to look at those characters and see reasons for the relationships and why what happens happens."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Journey, Reality, Relationships)

"And I tell you that's one of the reasons why I didn't have the friendships with the media, maybe like I could have. But I had to do what I had to do to make myself successful."
- Eddie Murray
(Related: Successful, Media)

"The life and liberty and property and happiness of the common man throughout the world are at the absolute mercy of a few persons whom he has never seen, involved in complicated quarrels that he has never heard of."
- Gilbert Murray
(Related: Happiness, Life, Liberty, Man, Mercy, Property, Quarrels, World)

"I think there are huge lessons there, for young people who are getting started in life, as well as other people. And that is, to take responsibility for your own life. Only you are responsible for the course you take from there."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Life, People, Responsibility)

"Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern them in prisons or concentration camps. Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Countries, Oppression)

"I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Time, Effort, Reading)

"I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons."
- Ogden Nash
(Related: News, Right, Wrong)

"You can look at the West Bank. Cities are like prisons. They can be closed quickly by the Israeli forces, and everything stops in these cities. This is the result of Oslo."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Cities, Result)

"However, they did not treat the reasons that led to this condition. I believe that the conditions in the Palestinian territories are alway capable of explosion because the same circumstances are there."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Circumstances)

"As of today, we do not need expert reports by the authoritative analytical institutions to realise that the reasons for such a situation in our community lie in global inequality, poverty and illiteracy."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Lie, Community, Inequality, Poverty, Today)

"I think people really appreciate clever commercials, as do I. I think they're very entertaining. You just have to wade through all the garbage. That's one of the reasons people watch the Super Bowl. A lot of them watch it to see the commercials and not the actual game."
- Kevin Nealon
(Related: People)

"A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Leader, Action, Crisis, Man)

"Love has its own time, its own season, and its own reasons from coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it or reason it into staying. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it comes to you."
- Kent Nerburn
(Related: Love, Time, Reason)

"It is very difficult to get up resentment towards persons whom one has never seen."
- John Henry Newman
(Related: Resentment)

"Don't be too proud to take lessons. I'm not."
- Jack Nicklaus
"My first attempts to transmit typhus to laboratory animals, including the smaller species of monkeys, had failed, as had those of my predecessors, for reasons which I can easily supply today."
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole
(Related: Animals, First, Today)

"It is going to be an experiment of how it works, and I see I have all reasons to believe that it will work fine. But it's a short time. And we also have pushed the envelope here a little beyond what has been done in the past."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Work, Time, Past, Will)

"You can see these boxes which are covered with metal foils for thermal reasons, and they are also, most of the time, thermally controlled inside to keep reasonable temperature inside each of these containers."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Time)

"Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Fanatics, Mankind)

"We slow the progress of science today for all sorts of ethical reasons. Biomedicine could advance much faster if we abolished our rules on human experimentation in clinical trials, as Nazi researchers did."
- Paul Nitze
(Related: Science, Progress, Rules, Today, Trials)

"A better educated electorate might change the reason many persons vote."
- Lyn Nofziger
(Related: Change, Reason, Vote)

"Pollock was well known, certainly, but for all the wrong reasons. He was known as much for being wild and unconventional in his working methods as for being a great artist."
- Kenneth Noland
(Related: Artist, Being, Wrong)

"Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles... respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law... or, in a word justice."
- Max Nordau
(Related: Equality, Life, Civilization, Justice, Law, Principles, Property, Punishment, Respect, Word)

"We represent people, and any good congressperson wants to know how their people at home feel about issues. I can tell you for sure in our office that is taken into account, and that is true for any congresspersons I know."
- Charlie Norwood
(Related: Home, People, Office)

"The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change. The army knows no seasons."
- Frank S. Nugent
(Related: Change, Army, Moon, Seasons, Sun)

"One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Goals, Negative, Energy)

"However, there's three reasons for doing things in this particular world. One is love, one is prestige and the other's money. If you get all three together, that's fine."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Love, Money, World)

"I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Business)

"In a capitalist society, persons who create capital, like Michael Eisner, are given the staggering rewards."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Society)

"Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Ability, Benefits, Climate, Gender, May, Race, Respect, Responsibility)

"I learned how to play the drums. When we were in pre-production, when we were still in LA, I had a couple of drum lessons and then some in Toronto. I got the one beat down and that was it."
- Mary-Kate Olsen
(Related: Play)

"I used to say when I was working in the theater that if I ever had five seasons of a hit TV show I'd never have to worry about money and wouldn't have to do anything I didn't want to do."
- Jerry Orbach
(Related: Money, Seasons, Theater, Want, Worry)

"The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile. And hopefully we will also see that the lessons we're teaching - not only the fundamentals of hockey, but also the life values - are sinking in."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Life, Values, Kids, Smile, Teaching, Will)

"Through the years I've been getting better and better and better, and it's what you learn though the seasons."
- David Ortiz
(Related: Seasons, Years)

"Therefore, you are not training young people for the world of today and the world of tomorrow unless you are doing proven technology training. That is one of the reasons I'm so concerned."
- Major Owens
(Related: Technology, People, Today, Tomorrow, Training, World)

"And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, while the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves."
- Robert Treat Paine
(Related: Earth, Sea, Sons)

"I'm just one of many moms who will say an extra prayer each night for our sons and daughters going into harm's way."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Daughters, Harm, Night, Prayer, Sons, Will)

"To the families of special needs children all across this country I have a message for you: for years you have sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters, and I pledge to you that if we're elected, you will have a friend, an advocate, in The White House."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Friend, America, Children, Country, Daughters, Needs, Sons, Will, Years)

"To repeat, communitarians maintain that we are constituted as persons by our particular obligations, and therefore those obligations cannot be a matter of choice."
- Tom G. Palmer
(Related: Choice)

"The first census in 1790 asked just six questions: the name of the head of the household, the number of free white males older than 16, the number of free white males younger than 16, the number of free white females, the number of other free persons, and the number of slaves."
- Tom G. Palmer
(Related: First, Name)

"Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons."
- Alan Parker
(Related: Death)

"I had achieved the most important things in my life when I married Joan and had the sons. Given the choice between Joan and the boys, and being a writer, I world give up being a writer without a blink."
- Robert B. Parker
(Related: Life, Being, Boys, Choice, Sons, World, Writer)

"It's not like we have a formula, but I think one of the reasons this show has survived is that it has a big heart at its center. Other cartoon shows have people crap on each other and make racist jokes. But I don't think people tune in for that. I just don't think a show lasts for 10 years without a heart."
- Trey Parker
(Related: People, Heart, Formula, Jokes, Years)

"People in millenniums ahead will know what we were like in the 1930's and the thing that, the important major things that shaped our history at that time. This is as important for historic reasons as any other."
- Gordon Parks
(Related: History, Time, People, Will)

"Immediately after the Floyd experience, I became a pop record producer."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Experience)

"The Sicilian Defense album was never released and never will be if I have anything to do with it. I have not heard it since it was finished. I hope the tapes no longer exist."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Hope, Defense, Will)

"The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural and conceptual richness that not only invites, but demands involvement. There is a certain grandeur."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Moon, Richness)

"The Dark Side of the Moon has flash - the true flash that comes from the excellence of a superb performance."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Performance, Excellence, Moon)

"That Beatle euphoria has always been there, and it's hard to be in a room with a Beatle and try to be totally natural. You never shake that off."
- Alan Parsons
"In France, you can sell a lot, but nobody outside of France ever hears of it."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: France)

"I'm delighted about the track's success in the sports world, but the frustrating thing is, I don't think I got rich on it. The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Sports, Success, Deals, Songs, World)

"I was 17 and just learning what high fidelity was, what good sound was, and learning the mechanics of tape machines. It was a real education, going right from the consumer end to the record factory."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Education, End, Fidelity, Learning, Machines, Right, Sound)

"I started in a research lab for TV cameras, then I worked at a tape duplication facility. That was the first introduction for me to recorded music and hi-fi."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Music, First, Research)

"I had the honor of speaking with Asimov. The album ended up being something not directly related to Asimov, but related instead to the concept of the power of robotics."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Power, Being, Honor)

"Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Artist, Folk, Style)

"Any effects created before 1975 were done with either tape or echo chambers or some kind of acoustic treatment. No magic black boxes!"
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Echo, Magic, Treatment)

"In Russia we had to have special visas in our passports, and when we had to show our passports at the Kremlin gates, we realized that, Oh my God, we're actually playing in THE Kremlin!"
- Alan Parsons
(Related: God, Russia)

"In theater, the wellspring of the character comes from the doing of it, like a trial by fire, but in front of an audience."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Character, Fire, Theater)

"I find that there are few reviews that extol women as wonderful artists."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Women, Artists)

"We all need to go to good theater; that is what I believe will save it."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Theater, Will)

"There is some sadness for me now about acting because it used to be that there was a reverence for actors."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Acting, Actors, Now, Sadness)

"The staff, stage managers, ushers all behaved as if they respected the actors."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Actors, Managers)

"People who call themselves actors and can't ever get work; they do need to get another profession."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Work, People, Actors, Profession)

"It is so important to get respect for what you do and at the same time give it."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Time, Respect)

"I think in small towns like this one, whether you're a man or a woman, you basically do what there is to do."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Man, Woman)

"I mean, there are times when you aren't working, but still believe that work will come."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Work, Will)

"I like time off because I also have a life outside of theater."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Life, Time, Theater)

"When I see what I want, I do it."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Want)

"I have never been interested in specific roles."
- Estelle Parsons
"You can't just trust to luck; you have to really listen to what that character is telling you."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Trust, Character, Luck)

"I believe in things that move people, if the audience isn't deeply caught up and moved to either laughter or tears then I don't think it is theater."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: People, Laughter, Tears, Theater)

"Getting work in theater has always been sort of cyclical."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Work, Theater)

"For anyone with half a brain they can see that this play is about the human condition."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Play)

"Don't forget the prices are so high in theater; it isn't really where a young person can go on a date and buy two tickets and take someone out anymore."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Forget, Theater)

"But today I felt different, today I forgot how long it takes to get into the skin of a character and I remembered it, because today I actually got into that skin and it felt so different."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Character, Skin, Today)

"At this point the theater America is in such a precarious place."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: America, Theater)

"All of the generations go to what is chic for them, and theater seems to be an older generation's art form."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Art, Generations, Theater)

"Acting is very start and stop."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Acting)

"I know people like spectacle, but I'm interested in moving people."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: People)

"I talked with Brian Stokes Mitchell, who agreed with me that if you have a gift there is always stuff to do."
- Estelle Parsons
"I don't think you can compromise, news either has integrity or it doesn't. It either is accurate, balanced and fair or it isn't."
- Richard Parsons
(Related: Compromise, Integrity, News)

"That is, a system starts with a group of interrelated propositions which involve reference to empirical observations within the logical framework of the propositions in question."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Question)

"Now obviously the propositions of the system have reference to matters of empirical fact; if they did not, they could have no claim to be called scientific."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Fact, Now)

"Theory not only formulates what we know but also tells us what we want to know, that is, the questions to which an answer is needed."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Questions, Theory, Want)

"The system becomes logically closed when each of the logical implications which can be derived from any one proposition within the system finds its statement in another proposition in the same system."
- Talcott Parsons
"The part an actor played on stage was once written on a separate roll of paper."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Actor)

"The main concern of the study is with the outline of a theoretical system. Its minor variations from writer to writer are not a matter of concern to this analysis."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Concern, Study, Writer)

"The importance of certain problems concerning the facts will be inherent in the structure of the system."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Facts, Importance, Problems, Will)

"The implications of these considerations justify the statement that all empirically verifiable knowledge even the commonsense knowledge of everyday life - involves implicitly, if not explicitly, systematic theory in this sense."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Sense, Theory)

"The hypothesis may be put forward, to be tested by the s subsequent investigation, that this development has been in large part a matter of the reciprocal interaction of new factual insights and knowledge on the one hand with changes in the theoretical system on the other."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Knowledge, Development, Investigation, May)

"From all this it follows what the general character of the problem of the development of a body of scientific knowledge is, in so far as it depends on elements internal to science itself."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Development, Character, Body)

"The conception that, instead of this, contemporary society is at or near a turning point is very prominent in the views of a school of social scientists who, though they are still comparatively few, are getting more and more of a hearing."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Society, Hearing, School, Scientists)

"If there are four equations and only three variables, and no one of the equations is derivable from the others by algebraic manipulation then there is another variable missing."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Manipulation)

"Spencer's god was Evolution, sometimes also called Progress."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: God, Progress, Evolution)

"In so far as such a theory is empirically correct it will also tell us what empirical facts it should be possible to observe in a given set of circumstances."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Circumstances, Facts, Theory, Will)

"Of course there may well be particular reasons why Spencer rather than others is dead, as there were also particular reasons why he rather than others made such a stir."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: May)

"It is that of increasing knowledge of empirical fact, intimately combined with changing interpretations of this body of fact - hence changing general statements about it - and, not least, a changing a structure of the theoretical system."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Knowledge, Body, Fact)

"It is probably safe to say that all the changes of factual knowledge which have led to the relativity theory, resulting in a very great theoretical development, are completely trivial from any point of view except their relevance to the structure of a theoretical system."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Knowledge, Development, Relativity, Theory)

"Thus, in general, in the first instance, the direction of interest in empirical fact will be canalised by the logical structure of the theoretical system."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Direction, Fact, First, Interest, Will)

"Empirical interest will be in the facts so far as they are relevant to the solution of these problems."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Facts, Interest, Problems, Solution, Will)

"If observed facts of undoubted accuracy will not fit any of the alternatives it leaves open, the system itself is in need of reconstruction."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Accuracy, Facts, Open, Will)

"The functions of the family in a highly differentiated society are not to be interpreted as functions directly on behalf of the society, but on behalf of personality."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Family, Society, Personality)

"Special emphasis should be laid on this intimate interrelation of general statements about empirical fact with the logical elements and structure of theoretical systems."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Fact)

"But the scientific importance of a change in knowledge of fact consists precisely in j its having consequences for a system of theory."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Change, Knowledge, Consequences, Fact, Importance, Theory)

"But the fact a person denies that he is theorising is no reason for taking him at his word and failing to investigate what implicit theory is involved in his statements."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Fact, Reason, Theory, Word)

"Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it is desirable to have represented as great a diversity of intellectual tradition, social milieu and personal character as possible."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Character, Diversity, Respect, Tradition)

"A theoretical system does not merely state facts which have been observed and that logically deducible relations to other facts which have also been observed."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Facts, State)

"A gloss is a total system of perception and language."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Perception, Language)

"Grammar schools are public schools without the sodomy."
- Tony Parsons
(Related: Grammar, Public, Schools)

"The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Heart, Nothing, Reason)

"The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Men, Difference, Intellect, Originality)

"People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: People, Mind)

"Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Nature, Time, Soul, Body, Necessity, Nothing)

"People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: People)

"Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Change, Time, Quarrels)

"Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Cause, Man)

"Love has reasons which reason cannot understand."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Love, Reason)

"In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits: for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world, and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons, things, situations, seem alike."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Failure, Habit, Eye, Sense, World)

"No law can give power to private persons; every law transfers power from private persons to government."
- Isabel Paterson
(Related: Government, Power, Law)

"Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Actions, Deeds, Sons)

"Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon."
- Ron Paul
(Related: War, Cliches, End, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"Lessons are not given, they are taken."
- Cesare Pavese
"It is quite extraordinary how very various are the opinions entertained on this point, and, before sifting them, one must be careful in the first place to eliminate from our inquiry the cases of that considerable class of persons who pinch themselves."
- James Payn
(Related: Class, First, Opinions)

"There are two reasons for drinking: one is, when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it."
- Thomas Love Peacock
(Related: Cure)

"Vulgar and common persons, as they carry nothing out of this world, so they leave nothing in it: they receive no eminency in their birth, they acquire none in their life, they have none when they die, they leave none at their death."
- John Pearson
(Related: Death, Life, Nothing, World)

"Love is of that excellent nature, that it is esteemed by the best of men, and accepted from the meanest persons; what then is the affection of a Father!"
- John Pearson
(Related: Love, Men, Nature, Affection)

"Great was the name of Abraham, but all his Sons were not accepted; only Isaac was in the Covenant."
- John Pearson
(Related: Name, Sons)

"We usually say of ancient persons, that they have already one foot in the grave, and the rest of their life is nothing else but the bringing of these feet together."
- John Pearson
(Related: Life, Feet, Grave, Nothing, Rest)

"You look at shows like The Simpsons or Larry Sanders or Curb Your Enthusiasm or Seinfeld, they're really sophisticated shows that we all love back home."
- Simon Pegg
(Related: Home, Love, Enthusiasm)

"As an actor, you may do things that aren't politically correct. Unless you're an actor who only does things for political reasons. I believe if we don't do the good, bad, and the ugly, we're not going to progress."
- Rosie Perez
(Related: Progress, Actor, May, Ugly)

"Another thing that I don't like to do is show too much how it goes. I do it once in a blue moon. Sometimes there are lessons when I don't pick up a violin at all."
- Itzhak Perlman
(Related: Moon)

"I don't have dry seasons, because I don't allow them."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Seasons)

"It Might As Well Be Spring... I used to sing that as a young girl in my voice lessons. Then I picked it up again and it spoke to me in a whole new way."
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Spring, Voice)

"One of the things I love about theater, one of the reasons I'll never give it up, is that it's fifty percent the audience's responsibility."
- William Petersen
(Related: Love, Responsibility, Theater)

"I'm a perfectionist, so I can drive myself mad - and other people, too. At the same time, I think that's one of the reasons I'm successful. Because I really care about what I do."
- Michelle Pfeiffer
(Related: Time, People, Successful, Care)

"You're really creative when you're in an environment that you don't know how to handle. So collaborating was like that for me. I think that was one of the reasons why I knew I was gonna get a challenging reaction."
- Liz Phair
(Related: Environment)

"The flowers anew, returning seasons bring; but beauty faded has no second spring."
- Ambrose Philips
(Related: Beauty, Flowers, Seasons, Spring)

"Granted, there are times when, for business reasons, you do something that's more mainstream. But even then, I try to find something that has a dark or subversive aspect."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: Business)

"We constantly learn new lessons up here. The experiences we gather will enable us to establish a long-term station on the moon and to go on to Mars."
- John Phillips
(Related: Moon, Will)

"Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Act, Man, Old, Reason, Youth)

"Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"I went and took golf lessons so Dad would let me play with him. I was just terrible... but I was able to have a wonderful time just walking around with Dad. I can see the real pleasure of that game."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Dad, Time, Golf, Play, Pleasure, Walking)

"Once people start making comparisons to a player of the past, they want you to be that player. I try to go out there and create my own image, my own style, my own type of game. Right now I can't even think of one guy I've been compared to."
- Paul Pierce
(Related: People, Comparisons, Now, Past, Right, Style, Want)

"American agents... are the only persons authorized to hold councils of a political nature."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Nature, American)

"A fact is like a sack - it won't stand up if it's empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place."
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: Feelings, Fact, First)

"You can't give up something you really believe in for financial reasons. If you die by the roadside - so be it. But at least you know you've tried. Ten minutes in the music scene was the equal of one hundred years outside of it."
- Robert Plant
(Related: Music, Financial, Years)

"In my opinion it's not about gay or straight or bi, we're attracted to spirits, whatever body they're in. There are other reasons too, but that's how I see it."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Body, Gay, Opinion, Spirits)

"The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state."
- Plato
(Related: Home, Lie, Lying, May, Privilege, State)

"Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments."
- Plato
(Related: Change, Causes, Direction, Excess, Seasons)

"One of the reasons I continue to speak out is that the solutions to the counterterrorism problem involve other parts of the national security community - especially other elements of the Department of Defense, State, FBI, Homeland Security and the staff."
- John Poindexter
(Related: Community, Defense, National security, State)

"The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Failure, Film)

"Wherefore the mere practical architect is not able to assign sufficient reasons for the forms he adopts; and the theoretic architect also fails, grasping the shadow instead of the substance."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Shadow)

"It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation."
- Frederick Pollock
"On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Life, Ocean, Passion)

"And in down times it shakes a lot of the bad SF out, a lot the stuff that was bought for literary reasons, which is neither entertaining nor great literature."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Literary, Literature)

"Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on."
- Anthony Powell
"More than 90 percent of all the prisoners in our American prisons have been abused as children."
- John Powell
(Related: American, Children)

"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."
- Steve Prefontaine
(Related: Achievement, Running, Self, Sense, Wonder, Years)

"Allowing our government to kill citizens compromises the deepest moral values upon which this country was conceived: the inviolable dignity of human persons."
- Helen Prejean
(Related: Government, Values, Country, Dignity)

"I write the poems first, with only a few exceptions for odd reasons, where I'm given the illustration first."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: First, Poems)

"I keep a guitar around while writing and will improvise music. I do this for several reasons, such as that it's fun, and sometimes it helps me with the meter."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Music, Fun, Guitar, Will, Writing)

"Let us hold our discussion together in our own persons, making trial of the truth and of ourselves."
- Protagoras
(Related: Truth)

"We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: Fight)

"This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Evil, Inflation, Persistence, Public, Secrecy)

"But it's important, while we are supporting lessons in respecting others, to remember that many of our youngest kids need to learn to respect themselves. You learn your worth from the way you are treated."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Kids, Respect, Worth)

"Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Free speech)

"I was coerced into taking piano lessons in the early '50s. It was a quite unpleasant experience."
- Robert Quine
(Related: Experience)

"The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides - Zarqawi and also the American troops at times. The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs. You also know what they do in the prisons."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Car, People, American, Americans, Bombs, Troops)

"And in times and places where there was not much persecution, people could become and continue Christians who neither were nor professed to be very devoted persons."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: People, Persecution)

"One of the reasons I don't see eye to eye with Women's Lib is that women have it all on a plate if only they knew it. They don't have to be pretty either."
- Charlotte Rampling
(Related: Women, Eye, Pretty)

"I'm concerned about the insidious influence of the media's bad messages that undermine the lessons parents try to instill in their sons and daughters."
- John Ratzenberger
(Related: Daughters, Influence, Media, Parents, Sons)

"Education is more than Pisa. Particularly musical education. We also need education and training for more than reasons of usefulness and marketability."
- Johannes Rau
(Related: Education, Training, Usefulness)

"Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they were legislators and ask themselves what statutes, supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity, they would think is most reasonable to enact."
- John Rawls
(Related: Legislators, Reciprocity)

"No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Mother, Sacrifice, Gain, Ideology, Sons)

"My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave."
- Burt Reynolds
(Related: Movies, Airplanes)

"I claimed identity as Jewish musicians for political reasons, because most of us were touring in Germany and, at this time, twelve years ago, there was a strong resurgence of Nazism in the places we were touring and part of that was on the music scene."
- Marc Ribot
(Related: Music, Time, Germany, Identity, Musicians, Years)

"One of the great lessons I've learned in athletics is that you've got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you've got to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top."
- Bob Richards
(Related: Life, Discipline, May)

"Whenever we approve, we can find a hundred good reasons to justify our approbation. Whenever we dislike, we can find a thousand to justify our dislike."
- Samuel Richardson
"The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Sports, Work, Children, Labor)

"Great allowances ought to be made for the petulance of persons laboring under ill-health."
- Samuel Richardson
"All human excellence is but comparative. There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Excellence, Fancy, May)

"My aunt had a season ticket for the Friday afternoon concerts, and I would go down for lessons. My lessons were Saturday morning."
- Robert Ripley
"Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: Talk, Will)

"But if you love animals for all the right reasons- and that's just love and affection- then you're going to go after animals who need you."
- Eric Roberts
(Related: Love, Affection, Animals, Right)

"Like any other people, like fathers, mothers, sons and daughters in every land, when the issue of peace or war has been put squarely to the American people, they have registered for peace."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Peace, War, People, American, Daughters, Fathers, Land, Mothers, Sons)

"If I'd been able to put the collection together in one go, say over two years, we'd have had a special team, most wouldn't stay. One or two glory seasons and they were off. To them, the north-east was too far out. They wanted to be with the big hitters."
- Bryan Robson
(Related: Glory, Seasons, Years)

"Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish to correct of it."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Fault, Timidity)

"At one point in your life, you'll have the thing you want or the reasons why you don't."
- Andy Roddick
(Related: Life, Want)

"I'm not one of those leeching sons of bitches. I want to earn everything I get."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Sons, Want)

"Well, I think one of the reasons Chicago became so popular as a filmmaker location is because New York had been used so many times that Chicago, I think, was rediscovered maybe in the late '60s, early '70s for a long time as a new location."
- Richard Roeper
(Related: Time, Chicago, Popular)

"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Change, Circumstances, Responsibility, Seasons, Wind)

"I feel that L.A. has not always been my strongest base for support. That can be for various reasons."
- Sonny Rollins
(Related: Support)

"The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Peace, Faith, People, Argument, Public)

"I never joined the army for patriotic reasons."
- Isaac Rosenberg
(Related: Army)

"How would you compare Polanski or Kubrick? I try not to do any comparisons."
- Tim Roth
(Related: Comparisons)

"Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Being)

"Civilization is the making of civil persons."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Civilization)

"Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Reform, Schools)

"The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness, Interest)

"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Patriotism)

"We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them."
- Dora Russell
(Related: Children, Want)

"False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Money, Houses, Oppression)

"There is always a multitude of reasons both in favor of doing a thing and against doing it. The art of debate lies in presenting them; the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them."
- Mark Rutherford
(Related: Art, Life, Debate, Lies)

"Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man's imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Imagination, Fact, Lies, Man, Sight)

"It was really fun. It was fun for a lot of reasons. It was fun because nobody thought that we would be successful. It was on a network that wasn't even there at the time."
- Katey Sagal
(Related: Time, Thought, Successful, Fun, Network)

"There are still 500,000 persons afflicted with leprosy in Latin America, so it is still very much present."
- Walter Salles
(Related: America, Present)

"I do that mostly because I believe that the fantasy business is in terrible trouble right now, for several reasons, not the least of which being the almost Democrat vs. Republican mentality of readers on the Internet."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Business, Being, Fantasy, Internet, Now, Republican, Right, Trouble)

"Go learn the language. Go take some acting lessons. Start from zero like everybody else."
- Roselyn Sanchez
(Related: Acting, Language)

"I don't know who I touch and who I don't. I work hard trying to make people laugh. I try to do the kind of stuff that made me laugh growing up. I don't have any secrets. I don't know the reasons I've been so well received."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Work, People, Growing up, Secrets, Trying)

"Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different."
- George Santayana
(Related: Men, Women, Sex, Friends)

"When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always different."
- George Santayana
(Related: Men, Women)

"To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring."
- George Santayana
(Related: Love, Mind, Seasons, Spring, State)

"There are plenty of reasons not to put up with the world as it is."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: World)

"All houses are haunted. All persons are haunted. Throngs of spirits follow us everywhere. We are never alone."
- Barney Sarecky
(Related: Houses, Spirits)

"Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be."
- May Sarton
(Related: Women, First, Wives)

"I am not virtuous. Our sons will be if we shed enough blood to give them the right to be."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Blood, Right, Sons, Will)

"When you live by the sea, there are definite seasons when you can see the weather coming and going, which lends itself to photography."
- Graeme Le Saux
(Related: Photography, Sea, Seasons, Weather)

"Those persons who suffer from indigestion, or who become drunk, are utterly ignorant of the true principles of eating and drinking."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Drinking, Eating, Indigestion, Principles)

"The German Doctors say that persons sensible of harmony have one sense more than others."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Doctors, Harmony, Sense)

"Laws are generally not understood by three sorts of persons, viz, by those who make them, by those who execute them, and by those who suffer if they break them."
- George Savile
(Related: Laws)

"When for so long you can't get a job for reasons that seem specious, you you finally do have it, you are constantly afraid of losing it."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Job, Losing)

"We must stop the trend of closing schools and building prisons."
- Gale Sayers
(Related: Building, Schools)

"This is a cause that musicians can take to heart because one of our main reasons for being is to share our music with other people, and this takes us to people who probably wouldn't otherwise get to hear music on quite this level."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Music, People, Heart, Being, Cause, Musicians)

"We must move in our recovery from one addiction to another for two major reasons: first, we have not recognized and treated the underlying addictive process, and second, we have not accurately isolated and focused upon the specific addictions."
- Anne Wilson Schaef
(Related: Addiction, First)

"And we've also had now the speaker of the Parliament in Iraq using blatantly anti-Semitic remarks, saying the Jews and sons of Jews are the problem of all the violence that's in Iraq."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Iraq, Now, Parliament, Saying, Sons, Violence)

"Of course, the way writers think about those things is almost certain to be affected by their own cultural background, and it would be hard to deny that, for whatever reasons, a lot of SF writers come from Anglo or European backgrounds."
- Stanley Schmidt
(Related: Writers)

"The 20th century taught us how far unbridled evil can and will go when the world fails to confront it. It is time that we heed the lessons of the 20th century and stand up to these murderers. It is time that we end genocide in the 21st century."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Time, End, Evil, Genocide, Will, World)

"You should be careful what you wish for, as the reasons for war get confused. One person can be very clear in their motives, but others can have different agendas."
- Dougray Scott
(Related: War, Motives)

"Some persons do first, think afterward, and then repent forever."
- Thomas Secker
(Related: First)

"One of the reasons I think Dark Shadows still runs is that it's dependent on nothing else other than a story."
- David Selby
(Related: Nothing, Shadows)

"And I haven't met too many actors along the way that haven't told me how much the show has meant to them. It's one of the reasons they say they are doing what they're doing, today."
- David Selby
(Related: Actors, Today)

"Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or that; he knows best what is good for us."
- John Selden
(Related: God, Giving, Prayer)

"The lessons of the past should steer us towards ensuring lasting legacies for generations yet to be born."
- Hun Sen
(Related: Generations, Past)

"I like going to Church for aesthetic reasons, rather than spiritual ones."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Church, Spiritual)

"Singing was my first love and I never even considered it after I started acting, but now I'm bringing it back into my life. I trained from the ages of 11 to 17. When I moved to New York and got into serious acting, I just kind of abandoned the whole singing thing. But when I grew up in Pennsylvania I went to voice lessons once a week."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Love, Life, Acting, First, First love, Now, Singing, Voice)

"I went to art school when I was little. I took ballet lessons. I played a little kick ball. I was sort of into everything because I had too much energy and I didn't know where to put it. When I was a preteen, I got into singing, and became really obsessed with it."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Art, Ballet, Energy, School, Singing)

"The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Music, Man)

"Because of you, I'm running out of reasons to cry."
- Shakira
(Related: Running)

"I think the eyes are very revealing and can expose a lot about a persons mood or character."
- Jonathan Shapiro
(Related: Character, Eyes)

"Israel would not do that, both because we cannot afford to be accused by the world of aggression and because we cannot, for security and social reasons, absorb in our midst a substantial Arab population."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: Aggression, Israel, Population, Security, World)

"One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own children's childhoods is that I'm having my first childhood myself."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Childhood, Children, First, Joy)

"I've always stuck with Gibsons. I've had Guilds and Fenders, too, but I always wind up going back to Gibsons."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Wind)

"It was more fun trying to figure out I Want To Hold Your Hand than to take lessons. By this time I knew basic chords."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Time, Fun, Trying, Want)

"When it moved to Friday night it disappeared, when they find another show that can do what The Simpsons does, they will be delighted to do cancel The Simpsons."
- Harry Shearer
(Related: Night, Will)

"We haven't been happy with the way the war has been handled. The president has changed his reasons for being over there every time a reason is proven false or an objective reached."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: Time, War, Being, President, Reason)

"All civil rights and the right to hold office were to be extended to persons of any Christian denomination."
- Roger Sherman
(Related: Christian, Civil rights, Office)

"I think he had a wake-up call. It's a different kind of race, and I think maybe he didn't take it quite as seriously as he might have, but you can bet he learned a lot of lessons."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Race)

"Every relationship between persons causes a picture of each to take form in the mind of the other, and this picture evidently is in reciprocal relationship with that personal relationship."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Causes, Mind)

"For a variety of reasons, I believe, the time is right to resolve many of the long standing and thorny land use, recreation, and wilderness designation issues in Central Idaho."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Time, Land, Recreation, Right, Variety, Wilderness)

"All work done mindfully rounds us out, helps complete us as persons."
- Marsha Sinetar
(Related: Work)

"You might hold an ethical position that it's wrong to lie, but if you have plans for a war in Iraq, and you want to keep them secret for practical reasons - to reduce casualties, perhaps - and someone asks you about those plans, you may need to lie for a 'good' outcome."
- Peter Singer
(Related: War, Lie, Iraq, May, Want, Wrong)

"I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art."
- Edith Sitwell
(Related: Art)

"God's children and their happiness are my reasons for being."
- Red Skelton
(Related: Happiness, God, Being, Children)

"To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time."
- Cornelia Otis Skinner
(Related: Time, Friendship, Accidents, Foreigners, World)

"In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it."
- Jane Smiley
(Related: Experience, Motivation, Desire)

"Your sons weren't made to like you. That's what grandchildren are for."
- Jane Smiley
(Related: Sons)

"There are three reasons why this book came into being. First, throughout the 33 years I've been writing recipes - although I'm not vegetarian myself - I have greatly enjoyed creating vegetarian recipes, and cooking and serving them at home."
- Delia Smith
(Related: Home, Being, Cooking, First, Writing, Years)

"The seasons come up undisturbed by crime and war."
- George A. Smith
(Related: War, Crime, Seasons)

"I had assumed that Bush's seemingly inflexible policy to support Sharon was for political reasons of his getting elected. But as to whether he really believes his actions are going to hasten the day of the final conflict, I do not know."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Policy, Actions, Conflict, Day, Support)

"I think the Bravo test is really important for a number of reasons. It's kind of symbolic. It raises a lot of the issues that are related to the whole controversy over nuclear testing."
- Martha Smith
(Related: Controversy, Testing)

"I was born and trained to communicate music, just as the sons were born and trained to hunt, and I was lucky to have grown up in Hungary, a country that lives and breathes music-that has a passionate belief in the power of music as a celebration of life."
- Georg Solti
(Related: Life, Music, Power, Belief, Country, Sons)

"The stag tells him that he is the eldest of the sons - the father's favorite - and he warns the father that if he tries to shoot any of the stags, their antlers will tear him to pieces."
- Georg Solti
(Related: Father, Favorite, Sons, Will)

"The academy gave me a grounding in discipline and hard work that has sustained me throughout my life, and the lessons I learned there I now try to impress on young people."
- Georg Solti
(Related: Work, Life, People, Discipline, Hard work, Now)

"After about six months, I told my mother that I wanted the lessons to stop, and she was intelligent enough not to force me to continue. Besides, the lessons cost money, which was anything but abundant in our household."
- Georg Solti
(Related: Money, Mother, Force, Months)

"Friends are very important to me, and I have always had many of them. There are probably many reasons why this is so, but two seem to me more valid than any of the others I am a naturally friendly person, and I hate to be alone."
- Georg Solti
(Related: Friends, Hate)

"The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Love, Famous)

"I worked at NBC and MTV for two years, and it was very interesting to see the comparisons of audiences and the way that I would have to present a story to the two different places."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: Audiences, Comparisons, Present, Years)

"With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that's been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that - there are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects."
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Related: Achievement, Action, Balance, School, Statistics, Testing)

"There is much modern music that is better adapted to a wind combination than to a string, although for obvious reasons originally scored for an orchestra. If in such cases the interpretation is equal to the composition the balance of a wind combination is more satisfying."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Music, Balance, Obvious, Wind)

"The next day I was in my school's production of All My Sons. This was the performance where I realized something was happening between me and the audience that I hadn't recognized before."
- Kevin Spacey
(Related: Performance, Day, Production, School, Sons)

"I think that was one thing I definitely brought to the table, my aggressiveness and my style of play, and I think that's one of the reasons why the fans here really appreciated the way that I went out and played, just because I think they kind of liked that."
- Latrell Sprewell
(Related: Fans, Play, Style)

"I hadn't performed by myself in a while. It feels very natural to me, and I assume people come for the very same reasons as they do when I'm with the band: to be moved, for something to happen to them."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: People)

"I have two lovely sons and some good memories, but I've had a rather tumultuous personal life. It hasn't been dull; I've been the Hiroshima of love."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Love, Life, Memories, Sons)

"All persons harboring or secreting the conspirators or aiding their concealment or escape, will be treated as accomplices in the murder of the President and shall be subject to trial before a military commission, and the punishment of death."
- Edwin M. Stanton
(Related: Death, Military, Murder, President, Punishment, Will)

"Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Books, Earth, Laws, Universe)

"I don't believe in singing lessons. You can sing or you can't."
- Harry Dean Stanton
(Related: Singing)

"I took speech training. I took a few voice lessons in college."
- Harry Dean Stanton
(Related: College, Speech, Training, Voice)

"Speech lessons probably did more for my singing voice - they teach you breathing, resonance."
- Harry Dean Stanton
(Related: Singing, Speech, Voice)

"Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons. It inhibits freedom."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Comparisons, Freedom, Judgment, Limitations)

"And the White Album is important to me for different reasons. One - I had left the band on the White Album."
- Ringo Starr
"Many persons have been confused and discouraged at the very outset of the study by the great variety and the delicate distinctions of the openings: and this has constituted a fault in many otherwise excellent manuals for the learner."
- Howard Staunton
(Related: Fault, Study, Variety)

"If I wasn't bound to Brooklyn, due to my own personal reasons like taking care of my mother and the fact that this is where the band is based, I would probably move to Iceland."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Mother, Care, Fact)

"Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus."
- Wallace Stegner
(Related: Life, Wisdom)

"We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Courage, Daughters, Sons)

"The principles upon which a safety lamp might be constructed I stated to several persons long before Sir Humphrey Davy came into this part of the country."
- George Stephenson
(Related: Country, Principles, Safety)

"Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Heart)

"Encouraging people to believe in it was the most important thing of all. It's one of the reasons I was always uncomfortable whenever film crews came on the set to shoot things. I didn't want our make-believe to be exposed."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: People, Encouraging, Film, Want)

"There are reasons for believing that the English increase will far surpass others, and that the diffusion of the United States will ultimately produce the general population of America."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: America, English, Population, states, United, Will)

"My style will be management by being on the street, management by walking around. Third persons won't have to tell me what's going on in our city. I'll hear it, I'll see it, I'll touch it myself."
- Carl Stokes
(Related: Management, Being, Style, Walking, Will)

"There are, in the King case in particular, e names of confidential informants, persons to whom we promised confidentiality in return for their testimony. We have put their testimony in the public domain, but feel that their names should continue to be anonymous."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Names, Public)

"Firstly, we have personnel records of persons we hired, persons we fired, reasons we fired them and so forth. These records have nothing to do with the assassination of the president and, therefore, ought to remain in the files."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Assassination, Nothing, President)

"Also, with information having just come out at the time about J. Edgar Hoover's electronic surveillance of Dr. King, it gave greater weight to the statements of those persons who were alleging involvement of the FBI."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Time, Information, Weight)

"I feel like war should occur only for the most vital and necessary reasons, and only then."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: War)

"I'm reticent to say much more, but we would like to begin in the coming year. We'd like to shoot through the seasons because of the passage of time. This project is the great love of my life."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Life, Love, Time, Project, Seasons)

"With the requests of some he complied, and has published a discourse, delivered before the Society for recovering drowned persons, which may be justly pronounced one of the most beautiful and interesting sermons in the English language."
- John Strachan
(Related: Society, English, Language, May, Sermons)

"The number of people writing poems is vast, and their reasons for doing so are many, that much can be surmised from the stacks of submissions."
- Mark Strand
(Related: People, Poems, Writing)

"God's reasons for communicating with man must be subsumed under his reason for communicating to him his account of his creation of the world - and man."
- Leo Strauss
(Related: God, Creation, Man, Reason, World)

"Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view."
- August Strindberg
(Related: Friendship, Society, Man, Woman)

"Real people are places to me as much as persons: I want to see them, as I want to see the places I am fond of, in all weathers and at all times of the year."
- Leonard Alfred George Strong
(Related: People, Want)

"With The Simpsons you can go back to work with a keen heart."
- Joe Strummer
(Related: Work, Heart)

"I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who did not urge upon his sons, from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the practice of accumulation."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Childhood, Economy, Man, Practice, Sons)

"Some persons have lived manly or womanly lives, and they lack but one thing - open confession of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some men think that they must come to him in a certain way - that they must be stirred by emotion or something like that."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Men, Christ, Confession, Emotion, Open)

"Some persons think that they have to look like a hedgehog to be pious."
- Billy Sunday
"I am so glad my wife tolerates me. And we have three wonderful sons."
- Donald Sutherland
(Related: Wife, Sons)

"I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet, tap and jazz. They helped a great deal with body control, balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Dance, Control, Balance, Ballet, Body, Jazz, Sense, Years)

"Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations. Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility but incredible authority is one of the reasons we're now in so much trouble."
- Stuart Symington
(Related: Power, People, Authority, Giving, Now, Responsibility, Trouble)

"Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Certainty, Doubt, Neurosis, Problems)

"People go to restaurants for so many different reasons. To court a girl, to make some deal. Maybe to talk to some lawyer about how to get an alimony settlement better than they got last week."
- Gay Talese
(Related: People, Court, Restaurants, Talk)

"I also thought of playing improvisational jazz and I did take lessons for a while. At first I tried to write fiction by making up things that were completely alien to my life."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Life, Thought, Fiction, First, Jazz)

"So the poet, who wants to be something that he cannot be, and is a failure in plain life, makes up fictitious versions of his predicament that are interesting even to other persons because nobody is a perfect automobile salesman."
- Allen Tate
(Related: Life, Failure)

"No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic."
- A. J. P. Taylor
(Related: War, Reason)

"An athlete must have ability to reach the top, but many who have ability and who do not live clean lives never have and never will be champions for obvious reasons."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Ability, Obvious, Will)

"I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them."
- Rod Taylor
(Related: Wisdom, Artist, Day, Feet, Giants, May, Poor, Yearning)

"One of the reasons I love to jump back and forth between mediums is that film does allow me to be more literal. I can go to the real place. I can go to the Coliseum, and I don't have to fake it."
- Julie Taymor
(Related: Love, Film)

"My experience has been in a short 77 years that in the end when you fight for a desperate cause and have good reasons to fight, you usually win."
- Edward Teller
(Related: Experience, Cause, End, Fight, Years)

"I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Coaches, Comparisons)

"I started formal piano training when I was 4. From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons of every sort and description, and painting lessons. I had German. And shorthand."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Dancing, Painting, Training)

"As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Fitness, Father, Goals, Strength, Children, First, Help, Self, Sons, Will)

"One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are."
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Politics, Power, Truth, People, Hate)

"Unfortunately, the reality was that, for political reasons or whatever, there was a need to enforce antidiscrimination laws, or at least there was a perceived need to do that."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Laws, Reality)

"It's kind of scary sometimes, I've seen this a lot in Asia. Children are given music lessons, very intensively I might add and involving great technical expertise sometimes, but you can tell that they have been told only to play happy pleasant music."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Music, Children, Expertise, Play)

"Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Government, Man, Prison)

"One of the first lessons he or she learns is that in baseball anything, absolutely anything, can happen. Just two days ago as I write this, something happened that had never happened in baseball before."
- John Thorn
(Related: Baseball, First)

"Better than anything else in our culture, it enables fathers and sons to speak on a level playing field while building up from within a personal history of shared experience - a group history - that may be tapped into at will in years to come."
- John Thorn
(Related: Experience, History, Building, Culture, Fathers, May, Sons, Will, Years)

"Baseball presents a living heritage, a game poised between the powerful undertow of seasons past and the hope of next day, next week, next year."
- John Thorn
(Related: Hope, Baseball, Day, Living, Past, Seasons)

"There are now grandmothers and grandfathers coming to see us because they are of that age, they grew up in the '50s and '60s and they bring their sons and their daughters to hear the songs they heard when they were young."
- George Thorogood
(Related: Age, Daughters, Now, Songs, Sons)

"A lot of people want to die for a lot of reasons."
- Johnny Thunders
(Related: People, Want)

"The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature."
- James Thurber
(Related: Nature, People, Purpose, Fun, Wit, World)