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In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author;
by Joseph de Maistre

In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author;
vision is confined,
means are limited, scope is restricted,
movements are labored, and results are humdrum.
- Joseph de Maistre

If there was no moral evil upon earth,
there would be no physical evil.
- Joseph de Maistre

A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
- Joseph de Maistre

Man in general, if reduced to himself,
is too wicked to be free.
- Joseph de Maistre

 

Every country has the government it deserves.
- Joseph de Maistre

I don't know what a scoundrel is like,
but I know what a respectable man is like,
and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.
- Joseph de Maistre

We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being
by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us.
The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of
things is the action of free beings under divine guidance.
- Joseph de Maistre

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Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and,
always discontented with what he has,
loves only what he has not.
People complain of the despotism of princes;
they ought to complain of the despotism of man.
- Joseph de Maistre

Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes,
that every day even the most submissive believer can
be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.
- Joseph de Maistre

We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good,
whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil,
since nothing is in its proper place.
- Joseph de Maistre

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

What does it profit, my brethren,
if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can faith save him?
- James 2:14

That's my only goal.
Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone
has a good time and works hard.
- Joe Rogan

Design works if it's authentic, inspired,
and has a clear point of view.
It can't be a collection of input.
- Ron Johnson

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

The only rock I know that stays steady,
the only institution I know that works,
is the family.
- Lee Iacocca

Capitalism works better from every perspective when
the economic decision makers are forced to share power
with those who will be affected by those decisions.
- Barney Frank

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support
for their new works collaborate with the creator.
- Antonio Gaudi

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket
and rejoices that the system works.
- Bill Vaughan

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal.
When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

You can't stay the same.
If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change,
that's the way it works.
- Van Morrison

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal
government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
- Ronald Reagan

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

Optimism is the harmony between man's spirit
and of God pronouncing His works good.
- Helen Keller

When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.
- Helen Gahagan

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works.
- Steve Jobs

Unless the guitar works as a color, then I don't use it,
so I haven't been playing guitar too much lately.
- Trevor Rabin

I've heard that, but since I'm computer illiterate
I don't know how it all works.
But since I'm on Prodigy tonight, I'm learning a lot through my typist,
Peter.
- Bobby Sherman

Without the meditative background that is criticism,
works become isolated gestures, historical accidents,
soon forgotten.
- Milan Kundera

The capacity of the female mind for studies of the
highest order cannot be doubted,
having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius,
of erudition, and of science.
- James Madison

Truth is what works.
- William James

Many works of the ancients have become fragments.
Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

One of my rules is never explain.
A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how
the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Most of those mocking us and our works night after
night have not reached the point of suggesting we are
going to use those weapons.
They are pretty useless right now.
- Richard Reeves

Or in other works I have also projected the sound in a cube of loudspeakers.
The sound can move vertically and diagonally at all
speeds around the public.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
- Rosa Parks

At Camp One we were met by Director of Public Works Warwick Greene,
grim and grimy.
He has been working himself to death to make this transportation plan a success.
- William Cameron Forbes

First of all, let it be remembered that I speak as
an ex-Communist and one who has not testified before
Congressional Committees,
nor written works on the Communist conspiracy.
- Dorothy Day

My countrymen have the right to shake my hand and talk to me if they so wish.
Don't forget that their support and their reading of
my works is what brought me the Nobel prize.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Every man is the son of his own works.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in
the material universe to possess internal order,
and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters,
I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
- E. M. Forster

I have an everyday religion that works for me.
Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.
- Lucille Ball

Affirmative action works but we're going to need to
muster all our political resources if we are to keep it in place.
- Harold Washington

One who works for his own profit is likely to work hard.
One who works for the use of others,
without profit to himself,
is likely not to work any harder than he must.
- B. Carroll Reece

I'm not playing for other musicians.
We're trying to reach the guy who works all day and
wants to spend a buck at night.
We'll keep him happy.
- Nat King Cole

You've got to experiment to figure out what works.
- Andrew Weil

I don't think about the styles.
I write whatever comes out and I use whatever kind
of instrumentation works for those songs.
- Lenny Kravitz

Man blindly works the will of fate.
- Christoph Martin Wieland

The common agenda both sides seem to share is:
Whatever works.
- Gwen Ifill

How unbearable at times are people who are happy,
people for whom everything works out.
- Anton Chekhov

The question of how the eye works - that is,
what happens when a photon of light first impinges on the retina -
simply could not be answered at that time.
- Michael Behe

I'm an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine,
I get flashes of anger.
What works for me is working out when it's useful to use that anger.
- Alan Alda

Theories of love are found in the works of scientists,
philosophers, and theologians.
- Mortimer Adler

At Chicago Hope they have a technical staff that works
real hard to make that O.R.
as realistic as possible.
- Mark Harmon

I would like to see the technology used to explore
more period horror genre works,
for example, E. A. Poe.
- Robert Englund

I think I am very mainstream - I'm committed to good works in my life.
- Peter Jennings

Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton,
and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works,
we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process.
- Joseph Priestley


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