Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
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Work like you dont need the money, love like youve never been hurt, and dance like nobody is watching.
Better contraceptives will control population only if people will use them. A nuclear holocaust can be prevented only if the conditions under which nations make war can be changed. The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned. We need to make vast changes in human behavior.
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.
There is nothing ever wrong with ability, ambition, achievement; but they can easily be wronged by being used to bad ends.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.
What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time, and I am quite proud that I got out of that.