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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Author
Nation: American
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Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell.

Tags: Doctors, Nurses, Put

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

Tags: Age, Love, May

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.

Tags: Busy, Give, Life

A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnessary.

Tags: Lean, Leaning, Mother

Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself.

Tags: Everyone, Fighting, Freedom

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature .

Tags: Conquered, Human, Nature

She was scrubbing furiously at a line of grease spots which led from the stove towards the door to the dining-room. That was where Henry had held the platter tilted as he carried the steak in yesterday. And yet if she had warned him once about that, she had a thousand times!

Tags: Door, Him, Once

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone.

Tags: Alone, God, Society

In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.

Tags: Country, Few, Lonely

Who knows whether in retirement I shall be tempted to the last infirmity of mundane minds, which is to write a book.

Tags: Book, Last, Write

Once you start, there is no end to who is to go in and who is to be left out.

Tags: End, Once, Start

The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment is very unfair to anyone meditating murder.

Tags: Anyone, Punishment, Unfair

This country and the Commonwealth last Tuesday were not far from the Kingdom of Heaven.

Tags: Country, Far, Last

Until you know that life is interesting - and find it so - you haven't found your soul.

Tags: Life, Soul, Until

I have asked myself once or twice lately what was my natural bent. I have no doubt at all: It is to look at each day for the evil of that day and have a go at it, and that is why I have never failed to have an acute interest in each morning's letters.

Tags: Doubt, Evil, Morning

I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant, as ordinarily used, are completely out of date. They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes. That is why so much trouble is caused by them.

Tags: Hope, Why, Words

My feelings are those of a schoolboy getting in sight of the holidays. Or more seriously, my feelings are perhaps those of a matador who has decided not to enter the bull ring.

Tags: Feelings, Getting, Seriously

Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom.

Tags: Freedom, Song, Speak