It was a very cool thing to be a smart girl, as opposed to some other, different kind. And I think that made a great deal of difference to me growing up and in my life afterward.

By : Elena Kagan 0 Likes          


It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life.

By : Henry Walter Bates

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It is only of life on Earth, however, that one can speak with any certainty. It seems to me that all life on Earth, the sum total of life upon the Earth, has purpose.

By : Clifford D. Simak

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It must be admitted that there are some parts of the soul which we must entirely paralyse before we can live happily in this world.

By : Nicolas de Chamfort

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I decided during my teens that I wasn't going to have the life of a concert pianist, much to the chagrin of a lot of people who had put a lot of money into me!

By : Cy Coleman

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Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times. And a very small number really.

By : Brandon Lee

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Even if you never do anything about this, you've benefited from an unjust system. You're already the winner in a game that was rigged to your advantage from the start.

By : Jonathan Kozol

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The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.

By : Friedrich Nietzsche

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It seems as if everybody in the country was getting impatient to get his or her particular soldier out of the Army and to upset the carefully arranged system of points for retirement which we had arranged with the approval of the Army itself.

By : Henry L. Stimson

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It is only when our life proceeds within bounds and in an accepted, disciplined way, that the mind can be free.

By : Vinoba Bhave

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God has two families of children on this earth, the once-born and the twice-born.

By : Francis W. Newman

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I don't know what the outcome will be. I put a couple away for my grandkids, like that. So I don't know, who knows? Maybe I'll start building guitars for a living.

By : Guy Clark

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Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.

By : Woodrow Wilson

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