At sometime in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies.
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.
If you can't convince them; confuse them.
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I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death.
.. I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
If you can't convince them, confuse them.
The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.
I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed.
When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has, the greater will be his confusion.
History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.
I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem -- in my opinion -- to characterize our age.
The most confused we ever get is when we try to convince our heads of something our hearts know is a lie.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Try to find your deepest issue in every confusion, and abide by that.
Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.
When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up.
I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
Today, if you are not confused, you are just not thinking clearly.
It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion - something that has always been disputed by the most respected schools of thought.
The devil is the author of confusion.
Truth arises more readily from error than from confusion.
I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?
An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
Next to the prosperity of a good person, I am best pleased with the confusion of a rascal.
Family traditions counter alienation and confusion.
They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.
Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives.
Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively.
Our business is to present the Christian faith clothed in modern terms, not to propagate modern thought clothed in Christian terms. Confusion here is fatal.
Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness.
Tis this desire of bending all things to our own purposes which turns them into confusion and is the chief source of every error in our lives.
She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short.
Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.
One learns in life to keep silent and draw one's own confusions.
The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life - to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
My earlier poems were sadder than my poems are today, perhaps because I wrote them in confusion or when I was unhappy. But I am not a melancholy person, quite the contrary, no one enjoys laughing more than I do.
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
No sound ought to be heard in the church but the healing voice of Christian charity. The cause of civil liberty and civil government gains as little as that of religion by this confusion of duties. Those who quit their proper character to assume what does not belong to them are, for the greater part, ignorant both of the character they leave and of the character they assume.
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gongthese are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.
I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
Politics is the practical exercise of the art of self-government, and somebody must attend to it if we are to have self-government; somebody must study it, and learn the art, and exercise patience and sympathy and skill to bring the multitude of opinions and wishes of self-governing people into such order that some prevailing opinion may be expressed and peaceably accepted. Otherwise, confusion will result either in dictatorship or anarchy. The principal ground of reproach against any American citizen should be that he is not a politician. Everyone ought to be, as Lincoln was.
Four things a man must learn to doIf he would make his record true:To think without confusion clearly;To love his fellow-men sincerely;To act from honest motives purely;To trust in God and Heaven securely.
One might say, for example, that a patient has a kind of St Vitus's dance;
a kind of dropsy; a kind of nerve fever; a kind of ague. One would never say, however (to end once and for all the confusion of these names) He has St. Vitus's dance, He has nerve fever, He has dropsy, He has ague, since there simply are not any fixed, unchanging diseases to be known by such names.
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning.
The car as we know it is on the way out.
To a large extent, I deplore its passing, for as a basically old-fashioned machine, it enshrines a basically old-fashioned idea: freedom. In terms of pollution, noise and human life, the price of that freedom may be high, but perhaps the car, by the very muddle and confusion it causes, may be holding back the remorseless spread of the regimented, electronic society.
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.
Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope.
Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares and pleasures, out of which he seldom travels, step beyond it, though for never so brief a space, his departure from the monotonous scene on which he has been an actor of importance would seem to be the signal for instant confusion. The mine which Time has slowly dug beneath familiar objects is sprung in an instant; and what was rock before, becomes but sand and dust.
The confusion is not my invention. We cannot listen to a conversation for five minutes without being aware of the confusion. It is all around us and our only chance now is to let it in. The only chance of renovation is to open our eyes and see the mess. It is not a mess you can make sense of.