Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement, it’s rather frightening and threatening to have others ascribe such importance to something you know you’re just renting for a while.
And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
I took some time out for life.
James L. Brooks
You can never plan the future by the past.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.
Arnold J. Toynbee
The advertisers who believe in the selling power of jingles have never had to sell anything.
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
The greatest power is not money power, but political power.
What politicians want to create is irreversible change because when you leave office someone changes it back again.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
P. J. O'Rourke
When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.