My background did not start with the East Side; it started with Greenwich Village, which is West Side.
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.
Edgar Allan Poe
I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
The glory of saving a country is not for him who has contributed to its ruin.
God has stated in clear and concise language how He created the universe and we ought not to doubt His Word.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.
The whole concept of 'grounding' children is utterly stupid - they just go off and rebel and don't like you. When my kids eventually come along, I don't want them to not like me.
If I were Sarah Palin, would I want to sit in an interview with someone who was secretly out to get me? Probably not.
I believe God takes the things in our lives - family, background, education - and uses them as part of his calling. It might not be to become a pastor. But I don't think God wastes anything.
Eugene H. Peterson
I have an underdog spirit in me, and now it feels weird to kind of get my own way more often than not.
But I would say if the Security Council is only relevant if it agrees with the United States, then we have come a long way in a direction that I do not like very much.