He wields a few simple ideas with blunt force.
I feel your pain - and I enjoy your pain
Retreat destroys the soul.
Acceptance is not a sign of broad-mindedness but the failure to make proper distinctions.
Respect for difference is not endorsing the different. Tolerance means that people who disagree and even despise each other do not demand total compliance with their views but can even demonstrate good manners in the public realm.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made so by the exertions of better men
True words are not always pleasant,
And pleasant words are not always true.
The wise are not always learned.
And the learned are not always wise.
The good are not many.
And the many are not good.
Those who mistake pieties for thought can keep their orthodoxies intact only by averting their gaze from the most elementary reality.
Nothing important was ever done in a prudential frame of mind.
The debating-society approach to life will leave you at ease with disagreement and happy to have any assertion tested.
The speed with which they adapted was based in a lack of respect for tradition and useless theories.
Hurt feelings come from believing yourself shorn from the herd.
Once, these fifth-columnists screamed "Power to the people." Now they have the power and realize they've always hated the people
The heroes of hip-hop have done what those of us who grew up in the 60s would have thought impossible: they have robbed black music of its optimism, exuberance and joy.
The minute your feet falter it's time to quicken the pace
When a man is a prey to his emotions, he is not his own master but is often compelled, while seeing that which is better for him, to follow that which is worse.
A man does not live until he begins to discipline himself
The happy life for a man is a life of consciously following a rule
What Homer has to teach us is a kind of nobility, an understanding of how it is that the human being can rise above circumstances and understand what it is to live according to the virtues; to live a life that, though it is tragic and short and filled with storms and angry gods, nonetheless is complete and whole and honourable. -- Jay Bottum
He's surrounded by pacifists who all want peace,
They pray every night for the bloodshed to cease.
They wouldn't hurt a fly, if they did they would weep
They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep.
Speed kills the enemy
Charisma is over-valued. Solid policy detached from personality is reassuring.
Rigid schedules, routine, being polite instead of authentic, these were seen as sell-outs to the rat race. But, even then, some people knew that the anti-work attitude wasn't a valid cause even as they mouthed the bohemian, counter-cultural propaganda.
A welfare society weans people away from the impulse necessary to sustain it.
Successful entrepreneurs are not prone to dark nights of the soul. That's why they're successful.
As soon as difficulties arise, the commander must have great force of will.
Perseverance is the one factor that distinguishes the highly successful.
If only a man will not do what he would like to do, and do those things he finds unpleasant, his position, no matter what it is, will be much improved.
The wish for peace separated from self-defence is a free ticket to a beating.
The activists of the sixties made a bohemian idea mainstream: that human sexuality could be based upon the attraction of the moment.
The marriage brought together two ruthless, egotistical, controlling people, each capable of desperately unreasonable behaviour.
Western culture prizes consensual government,
private markets, self-criticism, and rational inquiry.
We are under no obligation to care for drunken strangers who will not sober up, especially those who, in their intoxication, try to kill us.
You're fed up working hard while someone else gets the money. You think your technical skills qualify you to run a successful business. Wrong!
When you ignore the elephants in the room, you're going to be crushed by them.
If you pursue victory to the very end, you can make mistakes and still win because you've always got another chance.
Weakness is caused by a belief in retreat.
Until good ideas are habits, you do what you despise.
The lunatic might appear to be normal but only a fool will argue with him.
Job's problem is not solved by the mere assurance that there is a good reason for suffering.
Transcendental experience is caused by an alliance with power. When your security is assured you are free of any need to protect yourself and your naturally outgoing spirit soars.
Unconcerned about loss, he never looked back and there was peace in his undivided soul.
Don't think cost, think profit. An obsession with cost blinds you to benefits.
When you are not over-powered you have no inclination to give up everything.
When people view their goals as sacred, they put more energy into pursuing them. http://www.physorg.com/news149861062.html