We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
Martin L. Gross
We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious.
Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
Kittens can happen to anyone.
Never stand between a dog and the hydrant.
Never wear anything that panics the cat.
P. J. O'Rourke
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish.
Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.
It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.
Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
Charles Caleb Colton
Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.