I Ought To Be The Star Of My Own Life Quotes

I'm not wild about the term first lady. I'd just like to be called Laura Bush.

Laura Welch Bush

Believe me, no one suffers more than their president and I do when we watch this, and certainly the commander in chief, who has asked our military to go into harm's way.

Laura Welch Bush

Knowing English is important, but for us Venezuelans I think it would also be important to know Portuguese. For that reason, we should evaluate the possibility of it being taught in our schools.

Hugo Rafael Chvez Fras

We see here a model social state like the one we are beginning to create.

Hugo Rafael Chvez Fras

I have found yet another friend here. And with such a friend we will together form a team, like a soccer team. This will be a fighting team.

Hugo Rafael Chvez Fras

Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world.

John Cheever

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil not the strength to choose between the two.

John Cheever

The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.

Victor Hugo

There will always be plenty of things to compute in the detailed affairs of millions of people doing complicated things.

Vannevar Bush

True love grows by sacrifice and the more thoroughly the soul rejects natural satisfaction the stronger and more detached its tenderness becomes.

Therese of Lisieux

Radio through television becomes a species of Cinema. Why shouldn't Cinema, in turn, become a species of radio?

Isidore Isou

Our goal is not to build a platform; it's to be cross all of them.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission -- to make the world more open and connected. Simply put: we don't build services to make money; we make money to build better services.

Mark Zuckerberg

Creating channels between people who want to work together toward change has always been one of the ways that social movements push the world forward and make it better.

Mark Zuckerberg

My friend Eduardo made $300,000 betting oil futures one summer, and Eduardo won't come close to getting in. The ability to make money doesn't impress anybody around here.

Mark Zuckerberg

My friend Eduardo made $300,000 betting oil futures one summer, and Eduardo won't come close to getting in. The ability to make money doesn't impress anybody around here.

Mark Zuckerberg

Never hope to conceal any shameful thing which you have done; for even if you do conceal it from others, your own heart will know. Pursue the enjoyments which are of good repute; for pleasure attended by honor is the best thing in the world, but pleasure without honor is the worst.

Isocrates

Never hope to conceal any shameful thing which you have done; for even if you do conceal it from others, your own heart will know. Pursue the enjoyments which are of good repute; for pleasure attended by honor is the best thing in the world, but pleasure without honor is the worst.

Isocrates

When has the world seen a phenomenon like this? a lonely uninstructed youth, coming from amid the moral darkness of Galilee, even more distinct from His age, and from every thing around Him, than a Plato would be rising up in some wild tribe in Oregon, assuming thus a position at the head of the world and maintaining it, for eighteen centuries, by the pure self-evidence of His life and doctrine.

Horace Bushnell

When has the world seen a phenomenon like this? a lonely uninstructed youth, coming from amid the moral darkness of Galilee, even more distinct from His age, and from every thing around Him, than a Plato would be rising up in some wild tribe in Oregon, assuming thus a position at the head of the world and maintaining it, for eighteen centuries, by the pure self-evidence of His life and doctrine.

Horace Bushnell

Be sure that Christ is not behind you, but before, calling and drawing you on. This is the liberty, the beautiful liberty of Christ. Claim your glorious privilege in the name of a disciple; be no more a servant, when Christ will own you as a friend.

Horace Bushnell

Be sure that Christ is not behind you, but before, calling and drawing you on. This is the liberty, the beautiful liberty of Christ. Claim your glorious privilege in the name of a disciple; be no more a servant, when Christ will own you as a friend.

Horace Bushnell

Christ is known only by them that receive Him into their love, their faith, their deep want; known only as He is enshrined within, felt as a Divine force, breathed in the inspirations of the secret life.

Horace Bushnell

Christ is known only by them that receive Him into their love, their faith, their deep want; known only as He is enshrined within, felt as a Divine force, breathed in the inspirations of the secret life.

Horace Bushnell

God listens for nothing so tenderly, as when His children help each other by their testimonies to His goodness and the way in which He has brought them deliverance.

Horace Bushnell

Live as with God; and, whatever be your calling, pray for the gift that will perfectly qualify you in it.

Horace Bushnell

We shall never recover the true apostolic energy, and be endued with power from on high, as the first disciples were, 'till we recover the lost faith.

Horace Bushnell

Paranoid? Probably. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face.

Jim Butcher

My faith protects me. My Kevlar helps.

Jim Butcher

I'm pretty sure there's no Nobel prize for pornography.

Jim Butcher

Many things are not as they seem: The worst things in life never are.

Jim Butcher

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

Thomas Paine

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

Thomas Paine

Pain is a part of life. Sometimes it's a big part, and sometimes it isn't, but either way, it's part of the big puzzle, the deep music, the great game. Pain does two things: It teaches you, tells you that you're alive. Then it passes away and leaves you changed. It leaves you wiser, sometimes. Sometimes it leaves you stronger. Either way, pain leaves its mark, and everything important that will ever happen to you in life is going to involve it in one degree or another.

Jim Butcher

Paranoia is a survival trait when you run in my circles. It gives you something to do in your spare time, coming up with solutions to ridiculous problems that aren't ever going to happen. Except when one of them does, at which point you feel way too vindicated.

Jim Butcher

Control your temper. Remember, you can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry.

Dale Carnegie

Gender is not something that one is, it is something one does, an act a "doing" rather than a "being".

Judith Butler

There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender; that identity is performatively constituted by the very "expressions" that are said to be its results.

Judith Butler

I am much more open about categories of gender, and my feminism has been about women's safety from violence, increased literacy, decreased poverty and more equality. I was never against the category of men.

Judith Butler

I am much more open about categories of gender, and my feminism has been about women's safety from violence, increased literacy, decreased poverty and more equality. I was never against the category of men.

Judith Butler

Doubtless the pleasure is as great Of being cheated as to cheat.

Samuel Butler

There's but the twinkling of a star Between a man of peace and war.

Samuel Butler

There's but the twinkling of a star Between a man of peace and war.

Samuel Butler

War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

Smedley Darlington Butler

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

Smedley Darlington Butler

My view is that evolution will continue to evolve!

Tony Buzan

Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.

Richard Evelyn Byrd

Care in such sort that thou be sure of this: Care keep thee not from heaven and heavenly bliss.

William Byrd

The better the singer's voice is, the harder it is to believe what they're saying. So I turn my weaknesses into strengths.

David Byrne

The better the singer's voice is, the harder it is to believe what they're saying. So I turn my weaknesses into strengths.

David Byrne

I have this theory that anything that happens to you that leaves you alive and intact can be used somewhere in your writing.

Octavia E. Butler

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.

Samuel Butler

We honor revelation too highly to make it the antagonist of reason, or to believe that it calls us to renounce our highest powers.

William Ellery Channing

The greatest truths are wronged if not linked with beauty, and they win their way most surely and deeply into the soul when arrayed in this their natural and fit attire.

William Ellery Channing

It started off as a hobby. I was never one to do much fishing and hunting. On occasion I did. I was mostly a homebody with a fairy tale marriage. To tell you the truth I was an egghead growing up. I was a bookworm. I kept my head in books, a sort of introverted type person.

Gerald Pruitt

It started off as a hobby. I was never one to do much fishing and hunting. On occasion I did. I was mostly a homebody with a fairy tale marriage. To tell you the truth I was an egghead growing up. I was a bookworm. I kept my head in books, a sort of introverted type person.

Gerald Pruitt

How you play, is how you'll be remembered. Go Hard, follow your heart or be forgotten.

Keshia Chante

Just because we fall and slip up at times, doesn't mean it should define who we are. We fail. We're humans. It's how we heal wounds that count.

Keshia Chante

Having Plan B is good. But if your obsessed with Plan A, u'll never need backup. Become Obsessed with ur goals, ur focus will bring results.

Keshia Chante

Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation.

John Jay Chapman

The mark of greatness is when everything before you is obsolete, and everything after you bears your mark.

David Khari Webber Chappelle

We do not know what life is, and yet we manipulate it as if it were an inorganic salt solution...

Erwin Chargaff

Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right.

Charlemagne

You better live every day like your last because one day you're going to be right.

Ray Charles

True democracy makes no enquiry about the color of skin, or the place of nativity, whereever it sees man, it recognizes a being endowed by his Creator with original inalienable rights.

Salmon Portland Chase

Democracy, as has been said of Christianity, has never really been tried.

Stuart Chase

As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of other objects which we have never perceived before.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of other objects which we have never perceived before.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

To hide behind culture or tradition to justify anarchy is a gross insult to the very people whose culture or tradition may be paraded to glorify criminal conduct.

Mahendra Chaudhry

We do not know what death is. If we know so little about life which we have experienced, how shall be know about death which we have not and in the nature of things never can?

Samuel Butler

We do not know what death is. If we know so little about life which we have experienced, how shall be know about death which we have not and in the nature of things never can?

Samuel Butler

God does not intend people, and does not like people, to be too good. He likes them neither too good nor too bad, but a little too bad is more venial with him than a little too good.

Samuel Butler

Sin is like a mountain with two aspects according to whether it is viewed before or after it has been reached: yet both aspects are real.

Samuel Butler

Heaven is the work of the best and kindest men and women. Hell is the work of prigs, pedants and professional truth-tellers. The world is an attempt to make the best of both.

Samuel Butler

Money is the last enemy that shall never be subdued. While there is flesh there is money or the want of money; but money is always on the brain so long as there is a brain in reasonable order.

Samuel Butler

Money is the last enemy that shall never be subdued. While there is flesh there is money or the want of money; but money is always on the brain so long as there is a brain in reasonable order.

Samuel Butler

In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.

Michael Jackson

All things are like exposed photographic plates that have no visible image on them till they have been developed.

Samuel Butler

Always eat grapes downwards that is, always eat the best grape first; in this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape will seem good down to the last.

Samuel Butler

Always eat grapes downwards that is, always eat the best grape first; in this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape will seem good down to the last.

Samuel Butler

Every new idea has something of the pain and peril of childbirth about it; ideas are just as mortal and just as immortal as organised beings are.

Samuel Butler

Joyous distrust is a sign of health. Everything absolute belongs to pathology.

Friedrich Nietzsche

An artists touches are sometimes no more articulate than the barking of a dog who would call attention to something without exactly knowing what. This is as it should be, and he is a great artist who can be depended on not to bark at nothing.

Samuel Butler

Painters should remember that the eye, as a general rule, is a good, simple, credulous organ very ready to take things on trust if it be told them with any confidence of assertion.

Samuel Butler

Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. If you look at it to admire it you are lost.

Samuel Butler

Nothing is so cruel as to try and force a man beyond his natural pace.

Samuel Butler

The more unpopular an opinion is, the more necessary is it that the holder should be somewhat punctilious in his observance of conventionalities generally, and that, if possible, he should get the reputation of being well-to-do in the world.

Samuel Butler

Many, if not most, good ideas die young mainly from neglect on the part of the parents, but sometimes from over-fondness. Once well started, an opinion had better be left to shift for itself.

Samuel Butler

Many, if not most, good ideas die young mainly from neglect on the part of the parents, but sometimes from over-fondness. Once well started, an opinion had better be left to shift for itself.

Samuel Butler

Dullness is so much stronger than genius because there is so much more of it, and it is better organised and more naturally cohesive.

Samuel Butler

Every writer has an ideal reader, I thought, and it was just my good luck that mine wanted to sleep with me.

Michael Chabon

Every writer has an ideal reader, I thought, and it was just my good luck that mine wanted to sleep with me.

Michael Chabon

Miracles prove nothing except to those whose faith is bought very cheap, sir.

Michael Chabon

Speech should be fruitful as well as free.

Zechariah Chafee, Jr.

The sum and substance of the preparation needed for a coming eternity is that you believe what the Bible tells you, and do what the Bible bids you.

Thomas Chalmers

In the eyes of God all men, indeed all creatures, may be equal: but the divine law of the individual is to maintain and to defend his individuality.

Houston Stewart Chamberlain

Not only the Jew, but also all that is derived from the Jewish mind, corrodes and disintegrates what is best in us.

Houston Stewart Chamberlain

In the 20th Century, treason became a vocation whose modern form was specifically the treason of ideas.

Whittaker Chambers

A nation's life is about as long as its reverential memory.

Whittaker Chambers

Die goldene Medina. The accent was not on the golden (except in the sense of some mysterious Light), but on the Medina - that is, the city of hope, the city of deliverance.

Whittaker Chambers

That is why I fought against abortion and that is why if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage.

Jesse Helms

That is why I fought against abortion and that is why if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage.

Jesse Helms

Your intelligence often bears the same relation to your heart as the library of a chteau does to its owner.

Nicolas Chamfort

Your intelligence often bears the same relation to your heart as the library of a chteau does to its owner.

Nicolas Chamfort

Anyone whose needs are small seems threatening to the rich, because he's always ready to escape their control.

Nicolas Chamfort

Feeling creates thought, men willingly agree; but they will not so willingly agree that thought creates feeling, though this is scarcely less true.

Nicolas Chamfort

A man begins every stage of his life as a novice.

Nicolas Chamfort

A man begins every stage of his life as a novice.

Nicolas Chamfort

The Internet is the more democratic media them last times. And for being anarchical, it's open to all manifestations, artistic also.

Ktya Pujals Chamma

It is, indeed an incredible fact that what the human mind, at its deepest and most profound, perceives as beautiful finds its realization in external nature. What is intelligible is also beautiful.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Fashion is made to become unfashionable.

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel

The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel

The great characters of fiction live as truly as the memories of dead men. For the life after death it is not necessary that a man or woman should have lived.

Samuel Butler

People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.

Samuel Butler

The dons are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything.

Samuel Butler

The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered.

Samuel Butler

Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch cold on over-exposure.

Samuel Butler

To try to live in posterity is to be like an actor who leaps over the footlights and talks to the orchestra.

Samuel Butler

When I am dead I would rather people thought me better than I was instead of worse; but if they think me worse, I cannot help it and, if it matters at all, it will matter more to them than to me.

Samuel Butler

When I am dead I would rather people thought me better than I was instead of worse; but if they think me worse, I cannot help it and, if it matters at all, it will matter more to them than to me.

Samuel Butler

It is far safer to know too little than too much. People will condemn the one, though they will resent being called upon to exert themselves to follow the other.

Samuel Butler

A leader is like a shepherd...staying behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.

Nelson Mandela

People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.

George Denis Patrick Carlin

The surest way to get a thing in this life is to be prepared for doing without it, to the exclusion even of hope.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

The surest way to get a thing in this life is to be prepared for doing without it, to the exclusion even of hope.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favour.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

A Parliament speaking through reporters to Buncombe and the twenty-seven millions, mostly fools.

Thomas Carlyle

The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was created capable of being.

Thomas Carlyle

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

Robert Byrne

Love is ever the beginning of Knowledge as fire is of light.

Thomas Carlyle

A mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.

Thomas Carlyle

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires, Necessity and Free Will.

Thomas Carlyle

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

Thomas Carlyle

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.

Thomas Carlyle

Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.

Thomas Carlyle

No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.

Thomas Carlyle

Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the Devil; for which reason I have, long since, as good as renounced it.

Thomas Carlyle

Alas! the fearful Unbelief is unbelief in yourself.

Thomas Carlyle

No lie you can speak or act but it will come, after longer or shorter circulation, like a Bill drawn on Nature's Reality, and be presented there for payment, with the answer, No effects.

Thomas Carlyle

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.

Thomas Carlyle

All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books.

Thomas Carlyle

All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books.

Thomas Carlyle

One life; a little gleam of Time between two Eternities; no second chance to us for evermore!

Thomas Carlyle

One life; a little gleam of Time between two Eternities; no second chance to us for evermore!

Thomas Carlyle

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against each other.

Thomas Carlyle

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against each other.

Thomas Carlyle

Work is the grand cure for all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind,honest work, which you intend getting done.

Thomas Carlyle

We were all victims of an oppressive system, but that mattered far less to us than our deep bonding with our owners.

Orson Scott Card

Keeping secrets was the beginning of freedom.

Orson Scott Card

The older you get, the more you believe in God, whatever face he wears.

Orson Scott Card

You are sure your enemy is stupid because he doesn't do things as you would do them. It will make you careless, and your enemy will surprise you.

Orson Scott Card

You are sure your enemy is stupid because he doesn't do things as you would do them. It will make you careless, and your enemy will surprise you.

Orson Scott Card

No man can bear to live with a woman who speaks nothing but the truth to him.

Orson Scott Card

Self-knowledge can be painful, but not half so damaging as self-ignorance.

Orson Scott Card

It is the downfall of evil, that it never sees far enough ahead.

Orson Scott Card

You aren't the kind of guy who takes the law into his own hands. You left the law in other hands and it screwed you over pretty badly.

Orson Scott Card

You are so intent that you believe only what you believe that you believe, that you remain utterly blind to what you really believe without believing that you believe it.

Orson Scott Card

Money only buys the illusion of power. Real power is in the force of will will strong enough that others bend to it for its own sake, and follow it willingly. Power that is won through deception will evaporate under the hot light of truth.

Orson Scott Card

Money only buys the illusion of power. Real power is in the force of will will strong enough that others bend to it for its own sake, and follow it willingly. Power that is won through deception will evaporate under the hot light of truth.

Orson Scott Card

To face death, that's nothing much. But to feel really stupid when you die, well, that would be insufferable.

Orson Scott Card

Religion isn't always pretty. Especially viewed from the outside, by an unbeliever.

Orson Scott Card

I believe in everything that seems true to me right now. I just refuse to be surprised when some of those things I believe in now turn out to be false later.

Orson Scott Card

We all choose our own teachers, don't we? I wonder if our choice of teacher shows anything about what our lives will be.

Orson Scott Card

We all choose our own teachers, don't we? I wonder if our choice of teacher shows anything about what our lives will be.

Orson Scott Card

If a father commands a son to commit a crime so terrible that the son can't do it and live with himself, then is it betrayal for the son to disobey his father?

Orson Scott Card

Law can change how people behave when others are watching that's all.

Orson Scott Card

Don't you hate it when somebody knows you better than you know yourself?

Orson Scott Card

Just because you believe it doesnt make it so.

Orson Scott Card

A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty.

William Cullen Bryant

The ideal is to be obtained by selecting and assembling in one whole the beauties and perfections which are usually seen in different individuals, excluding everything defective or unseemly, so as to form a type or model of the species.

William Fleming

Sculpture is not the mere cutting of the form of anything in stone; it is the cutting of the effect of it. Very often the true form, in the marble, would not be in the least like itself.

John Ruskin

When both parties are lying and they both know the other party's lying, it comes powerful close to being the same thing as telling the truth.

Orson Scott Card

We don't admit it to ourselves, not until the very moment of death, but in that moment, we see all life before us and we understand how we chose, every day of our lives, the manner of our death.

Orson Scott Card

We don't admit it to ourselves, not until the very moment of death, but in that moment, we see all life before us and we understand how we chose, every day of our lives, the manner of our death.

Orson Scott Card

My own feeling is that human happiness is a very random thing, and bestows itself willy-nilly, and theres not much deserving about the matter.

Orson Scott Card

My own feeling is that human happiness is a very random thing, and bestows itself willy-nilly, and theres not much deserving about the matter.

Orson Scott Card

My own feeling is that human happiness is a very random thing, and bestows itself willy-nilly, and theres not much deserving about the matter.

Orson Scott Card

When people say perhaps its cause theyre lying. Either they dont believe the thing theyre saying, or they do believe it only they dont want to admit they do.

Orson Scott Card

Knowing something may be a terrible burden to bear, but it holds no danger to them as arent afraid of truth.

Orson Scott Card

The first need of a free people is to define their own terms.

Stokely Carmichael

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.

Andrew Carnegie

Anything in life worth having is worth working for!

Andrew Carnegie

I am not a dictator, and I do not think I will become one. I will not maintain power with a machine gun.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

The Alliance for Progress is an alliance between one millionaire and many beggars.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

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