I think that in today's world, by nature, we are all self-centered. And that often leads to selfishness.
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Bob Schieffer The Iraq war was fought by one-half of one percent of us. And unless we were part of that small group or had a relative who was, we went about our lives as usual most of the time: no draft, no new taxes, no changes. Not so for the small group who fought the war and their families.
Eleanor Roosevelt The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.
Eric Hoffer The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
Truman Capote A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.
Orison Swett Marden Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed pay the price and it is yours.
Steven Moffat I can't see what's wrong about assuming intelligence in your audience and what's bad news about being rewarded for assuming that.
Parker Posey I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don't realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side.
B. J. Novak Travel is impossible, but daydreaming about travel is easy.
Sara Blakely I grew up in a house where my father encouraged my brother and me to fail. I specifically remember coming home and saying, 'Dad, Dad, I tried out for this or that and I was horrible,' and he would high-five me and say, 'Way to go.'
Colin Farrell I mean, we are tribal by nature, and sometimes success and material wealth can divide and separate - it's not a new philosophy I'm sharing - more than hardship, hardship tends to unify.
Olivier Martinez And what's more I've got no need for anyone to tell me how to do it. I am not interested. You act how you want to and leave me alone to do my own thing.
Richard King Violent behavior exists in one's psychological makeup much deeper than the level that receives information from television or movies.
Niccolo Machiavelli No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
Genevieve Gorder That was always my frustration with so many of these shows, because design is not an ambush... it's a relationship. You have to know how people move and live and work to be able to design for them.
Billy Graham There are two great forces, God's force of good and the devil's force of evil, and I believe Satan is alive and he is working, and he is working harder than ever, and we have many mysteries that we don't understand.
Quentin Crisp There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.
James T. Walsh For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.
Antonin Artaud Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.
William Hazlitt Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
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