Content Updated On : 2021-12-01

Roscoe Conkling was a man of superb courage. He not only acted without fear, but he had that fortitude of soul which bears the consequences of the course pursued without complaint.

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Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.

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I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.

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My favorite off-mountain workout is the long run. It's great for building endurance and strength.

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The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.

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I remember seeing Letterman do stand-up on 'The Tonight Show.' Or, it's probably more accurate to say, I remember hearing him do stand-up, because the Carson show existed mainly as sound leaking under my bedroom door at night. I'd hear Johnny telling jokes and my dad laughing at them.

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Music's always been really cathartic. It's the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song.

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Please don’t interrupt me while I’m ignoring you

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Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.

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There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.

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Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success.

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We moved to Zimbabwe when I was five, some years after Zimbabwe had gained independence.

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I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place. Maya Angelou

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Why must the phrase..It is none of my business..always be followed by…but…

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It's a sad state when more people retweet than buy records.

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As for goals, I don't set myself those anymore. I'm not one of these 'I must have achieved this and that by next year' kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end.

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I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money.

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The result showed the wisdom of your orders.

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My grandmother, who was simultaneously a woman of manners and verve, fended off marriage proposals until she was 30 because she was having too much fun to settle down.

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Never go to war unless your willing to win.

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