I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.
And it's absolutely true that male sexual behaviour and female responses to male demands change a lot when they start communicating - and the levels of the communication that I've seen on the ground in very, very poor areas are so high and I think why don't we have that here?
This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification.
They would not find me changed from him they knew - only more sure of all I thought was true.
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at?
You can be true to the character all you want but you've got to go home with yourself.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
The great thing about the business is how Darwinian it is. We have to swim or die - if you are found wanting over a period of time, you've either got to change what you're doing or find something else to do.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.
There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. When you've got it, you've got it. When you haven't, you begin again. All the rest is humbug.
We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We've got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms.
The weather here is gorgeous. It's mild and feels like it's in the eighties. The hot dog vendors got confused because of the weather and thought it was spring, so they accidentally changed the hot dog water in their carts.
It's a very telling thing when you have children. You have to be there for them, you've got to set an example, when you're not sure what your example is, and anyway the world is changing so fast you don't know what is appropriate anymore.
True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.