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Born: 1943-05-25
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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Music is important.

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I'd always been on the giving end of music and creating.

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I'm having a good time watching Shooter. He's a good kid. He's been a good son to me. He has never failed.

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I'm very happy. I was little scared because it's such a big bite.

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If I stopped writing and being at my piano, I wouldn't know how to live. It's your best friend.

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In our depths, I think we all feel very small in relation to the greater universe and God.

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It's just what it is. It just all happened in my stride.

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It's part of what I do at my piano - the hymns. And then I write.

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Mother was a great force in her area of evangelism.

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There's just no vision. You have no ground, no vision.

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What I felt is the same kind of love I felt between Waylon and his audience. And that's what I miss.

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I see some some of these other guys, and they're wearing the hats and the jackets and saying the words and they're relating and they're picking. But there's something missing.

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The fact that this is getting released, and people are just now hearing it, kind of tickles me. This is just awesome that the media is excited to talk to me and find out what's happening.

Tags: Awesome, Fact, Talk

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.

Tags: Grace, Marriage, Sometimes

We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.

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Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.

Tags: Book, Life, Time

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.

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There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.

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The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.

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There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter.

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If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition.

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In life we shall find many men that are great, and some that are good, but very few men that are both great and good.

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None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.

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Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.

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He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.

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We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.

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He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads.

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It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.

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Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder.

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The present time has one advantage over every other - it is our own.

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If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.

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The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.

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There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.

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To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports us - when we succeed, it betrays us.

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Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.

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Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.

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Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.

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If a horse has four legs, and I'm riding it, I think I can win.

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Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false.

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Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.

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Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.

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Our incomes should be like our shoes; if too small, they will gall and pinch us; but if too large, they will cause us to stumble and to trip.

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The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.

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The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.

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The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.

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To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.

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We ask advice, but we mean approbation.

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When you have nothing to say, say nothing.

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Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores.

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Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.

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Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.

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Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.

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He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.

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In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it.

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It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.

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Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by others.

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Mystery is not profoundness.

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No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.

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Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeathed by those who, even alive, would part with nothing.

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That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time.

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There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.

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There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.

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Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.

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War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.

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Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.

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When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.

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Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds.

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Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.

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Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.

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The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.

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The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other.

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There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.

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Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.

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Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.

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He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.

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Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say.

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The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.

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The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.

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To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.

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Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

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Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us - never cease to instruct - never cloy.

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Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.

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Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.

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Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.

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If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.

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Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.

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Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.

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Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.

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Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

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We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them.

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Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.

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Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.

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The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.

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To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.

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Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.

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Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.

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Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.

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Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.

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