Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
Your stomach shouldn’t be a waist basket.
More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society
A diet is the penalty we pay for exceeding the feed limit.
One should eat to live, not live to eat.
Cicero, Rhetoricorum LV
Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.
In the Middle Ages, they had guillotines, stretch racks, whips and chains. Nowadays, we have a much more effective torture device called the bathroom scale.
When we lose twenty pounds… we may be losing the twenty best pounds we have! We may be losing the pounds that contain our genius, our humanity, our love and honesty.
The cardiologist’s diet: If it tastes good, spit it out.
I’ve decided that perhaps I’m bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge.
Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniuses rapidly.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success comes in cans, not cant’s.
Put your future in good hands – your own.
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
I am not a has-been. I am a will be.
Love, hope, fear, faith – these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
Robert Browning Hamilton
Man, I just feel blessed… I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me.
No matter how old we become, we can still call them ‘Holy Mother’ and ‘Father’ and put a child-like trust in them.
My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
Only faith is sufficient.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reason is our soul’s left hand, faith her right.
Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.
Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.
Put your nose into the Bible everyday. It is your spiritual food. And then share it. Make a vow not to be a lukewarm Christian.
You’re not free until you’ve been made captive by supreme belief.
This required the development of a view which allowed one to integrate research with belief, thing with person, fact with aesthetics, knowledge with application of knowledge.
Kenneth L. Pike
Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas, and there’s no way I’d do anything to undermine that belief.
Carol Ann Duffy
I have a strong belief in God… I find religion to be a very personal thing… I am also very spiritual.
When belief in a god dies, the god dies.
It took a brave editor in the U.S. to sign a contract for Dancing Girls, and without her belief in the book, I’m not sure it would ever have found its way into print.
The journey of your first movie is not just beyond belief it can be truly beyond satire.
One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it’s very complex, it’s very profound.
While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.
John B. S. Haldane
The Maria Mayer shell model suggestion in 1949 was a great triumph and fitted my belief that a nuclear shell model should represent a proper approach to understanding nuclear structure.
No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?
Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.
No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand.
It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.
Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright.
Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity.