Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
The thing about hip-hop today is it's smart, it's insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.
Whether slavery shall go into Nebraska, or other new territories, is not a matter of exclusive concern to the people who may go there. The whole nation is interested that the best use shall be made of these territories. We want them for the homes of free white people.
God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: 'This is my country.'
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
John F. Kennedy
I don't understand why the press is so interested in speculating about my appearance, anyway. What does my face have to do with my music or my dancing?
I learned a great many years ago that in a fight between husband and wife, a third party should never get between the woman's skillet and the man's ax-helve.
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
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