What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power.

By : William S. Paley 0 Likes          


Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.

By : Hedy Lamarr

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The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.

By : Paul Klee

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When you are thrown onto the stage at 17 in such an enormous way, it becomes living on the edge because every step you take, every word you speak, every action you do becomes headline news. And it became, for me, life or death.

By : Boris Becker

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Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful.

By : Phyllis McGinley

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I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.

By : Edward Steichen

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I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.

By : Golda Meir

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The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.

By : M. Scott Peck

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I screwed my knee up once because I fell off the stage.

By : Zakk Wylde

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Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow - after you have done your best to achieve success today.

By : Maxwell Maltz

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I think the success of my work stems from being truthful.

By : Catherine O'Hara

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As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers. As parents and grandparents, our message must change with technology to include strangers on the Internet.

By : Judy Biggert

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I wanted to look at the upper-middle-class scene since the war, and in particular my generation's part in it. We had spent our early years as privileged members of a privileged class. How were we faring in the Age of the Common Man? How ought we to be faring?

By : Simon Raven

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