How beautiful is it to do nothing, and then rest afterward.

An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the school-masters of ever afterward.

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion.

I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.

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A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

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Say Yes and you'll figure it out afterwards.

Adversity is like a strong wind. I don't mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.

Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives' tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave.

It was a very cool thing to be a smart girl, as opposed to some other, different kind. And I think that made a great deal of difference to me growing up and in my life afterward.

Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterward.

My idea is always to reach my generation.

The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts.

If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.

First we kill all the subversives; then, their collaborators; later, those who sympathize with them; afterward, those who remain indifferent; and finally, the undecided.

First he wrought, and afterward he taught.

Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.

If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.

One of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savors of anti-climax.

When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.

A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.

I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where;

For so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For, who has sight so keen and strong That it can follow the flight of song? Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroken; And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.

We feel at first as if some opportunities of kindness and sympathy were lost, but learn afterward that any pure grief is ample recompense for all. That is, if we are faithful; -- for a spent grief is but sympathy with the soul that disposes events, and is as natural as the resin of Arabian trees. -- Only nature has a right to grieve perpetually, for she only is innocent. Soon the ice will melt, and the blackbirds sing along the river which he frequented, as pleasantly as ever. The same everlasting serenity will appear in this face of God, and we will not be sorrowful, if he is not.

Before marriage a man yearns for a woman. Afterward the y is silent.

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterward, when you've worked on your own corner.

When an opinion has taken root in a democracy and established itself in the minds of the majority, if afterward persists by itself, needing no effort to maintain it since no one attacks it. Those who at first rejected it as false come in the end to adopt it as accepted, and even those who still at the bottom of their hearts oppose it keep their views to themselves, taking great care to avoid a dangerous and futile contest.

Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest--whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories--comes afterward. These are games; one must first answer.

Some persons do first, think afterward, and then repent forever.

When you're on a series, it's tough to go on and do something else afterward.

If you're smart, save your money and you can wait out the bad times, until something else comes along.

It was just expected that I would go to college.

Both my parents are teachers and they tolerated acting, but I was going to go to a school of quality or bust. Which made my downshifting back to acting afterward a little difficult.

The worst gift that I ever gave a girl was a suitcase for Christmas.

As in, 'I can't think of anything to give you, but here's a new suitcase.' Afterward, I was like, 'What were you thinking, idiot?'

Absolutely. It's something I'd eventually love. In the meantime, I just borrow all my friends' kids. It's seriously the best birth control in the world. I'm so tired afterward, I'm like, Okay, maybe in another two years.

Here's a thing about the death of your mother, or anyone else you love: You can't anticipate how you'll feel afterward. People will tell you; a few may be close to right, none exactly right.

I try to avoid the temptation with time as a total indicator for what my possibilities are for the marathon. It's the not the best indicator, but it's more how you feel, how you cover the distance and how you are able to do the training afterward.

Now the only thing I miss about sex is the cigarette afterward.

Next to the first one in the morning, it's the best one of all. It tasted so good that even if I had been frigid I would have pretended otherwise just to be able to smoke it.

When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.

Let's give the conventions back to the politicians.

If we think there's any news, we can tack it on afterward as commentary. But the conventions should be their show, not ours.

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward.

Truth is meant to save you first, and the comfort comes afterward.

Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward, in a horrid flash of regret.

The mark of a true crush... is that you fall in love first and grope for reasons afterward.

All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.

He was the only person caught in the collapse, and afterward, most of his work was recovered too, and it is still spoken of, when it is noted, with high regard, though seldom played.

The best teaching I ever experienced was at Exeter. Yale was a distinct letdown afterward.

Once a decision was made, I didn't worry about it afterward...

My own feeling is that if adultery is wickedness then so is food.

Both make me feel so much better afterward.

It was funny, when I thought of it afterward, how Ruth and Gehrig looked as they stood there. The Babe must have been waiting for me to get the ball up a little so he could get his bat under it.

It didn't feel difficult at the time because I was so charged up about both books. Afterward, however, I was pretty tired. In a good way, like after a great workout.

I hated the whole idea of being an actress.

I used to throw up before every performance and cry afterward.

My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother.

She took me to a different church every Sunday, and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward.

I don't know of any wrestler who hasn't, at one time or another, been with a fan. One time I met a woman at a match in Tennessee, and afterward we went to a little roadside motel. We checked in, went to the room, and enjoyed each other for an hour or so.