The worst thing we could do is impose time limits and then expect people to sink or swim once they move off welfare.
Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
A successful woman preacher was once asked what special obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry? Not one, she answered, except the lack of a minister’s wife.
Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the ‘slippery slope’: once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die.
It is not impossible to think that the minds of philosophers sometimes act like those of other mortals, and that, having once been determined by diverse circumstances to adopt certain views, they then look for and naturally find reasons to justify these views.
I’ve nothing against the Queen personally. I had lunch at the Palace once upon a time.
If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song.
At a school in Massachusetts where I once worked, we managed early on through consensus. Which sounds wonderful, but it was just a very, very difficult way to sort of manage anything, because convincing everybody to do one particular thing, especially if it was hard, was almost impossible.
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius, or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.