Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.
The best smell in the world is that man that you love.
New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
George William Curtis
The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.
Nothing will work unless you do.
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
C. S. Lewis
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
John F. Kennedy
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Character is power.
Booker T. Washington
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. Kennedy
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
Lewis B. Smedes
Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.