If I had not passed through trial - through passion, one could say - through these years so painful and so rich, I don't believe I could take on my life and my career as I do today.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother.
What name to call thee by, O virgin fair, I know not, for thy looks are not of earth And more than mortal seems thy countenances.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
I'm definitely a messy person... I know where everything is but I just can't organize. I don't make lists and find scripts on the laundry machine, and under my bed, or in the bathroom, kitchen. It's bad, I really need to take control.
I'm more attracted to a stronger man rather than a feminine man. Someone who would just throw me down and take control. I love feeling helpless. I definitely like a man who is aggressive and confident.
At the beginning of the cask and the end take thy fill but be saving in the middle; for at the bottom the savings comes too late.
You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you're in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don't fall in love with people because they're fun. It just happens.
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There's no better time to try this than now.
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
It didn't take long to recognise the shortcomings of the Soviet regime and to see the values of the free world.
I started to work with cotton fabrics. I used cotton because it's easy to work with, to wash, to take care of, to wear if it's warm or cold. It's great. That was the start.
I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.
But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I'll take a quick walk on the beach. You can find peace in a few minutes.
To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.