My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making.
You can't change what you refuse to confront.
The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation.
We will never forget the passengers of Flight 93, who courageously confronted the terrorists, defeating another planned attack on America. They are the heroes for our times.
Often times I'm confronted with a quote that I don't remember saying.
So, on one hand it's very flattering, it is just so surreal.
Rebellious and adventurous souls have a way of leading us off the edge of the map, where the dragons are, to confront those dark beasts of our fear and ignorance.
Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs, and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them, one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses.
Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely.
Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
I'm not a screamer. I'm confrontational, but I don't think that translates into anger.
The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.
There are people who have benefited from therapy without being confronted with the past at all.
Organisations are now confronted with two sources of change: the traditional type that is initiated and managed; and external changes over which no one has control.
You're confronted with the quandary: do I grind things to a halt? Ideally you would, but I have better things to do than educate people.
Even though God loves us, we still have a problem: sin.
It's important for us to learn how to confront sin and overcome it, because while God loves sinners, He hates sin. And He hates it because of what it does to us and how it keeps us from the abundant life Jesus died to give us.
Buddhism teaches us not to try to run away from suffering.
You have to confront suffering. You have to look deeply into the nature of suffering in order to recognize its cause, the making of the suffering.
Some of the politicians in this country, in their feverish search for group acceptance, are ready to endorse tumultuous confrontation as a substitute for debate, and the most illogical and unfitting extensions of the Bill of Rights as protections for psychotic and criminal elements in our society. We have seen all too clearly that there are mennow in power in this countrywho do not represent authority, who cannot cope with tradition, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support revolution as long as it is done with a cultured voice and a handsome profile.
We have come tardily to the tremendous task of cleaning up our environment.
We should have moved with similar zeal at least a decade ago. But no purpose is served by post-mortems. With visionary zeal but the greatest realism, we must now address ourselves to the vast problems that confront us.
The nation is burdened with the heavy curse on those who come afterwards.
The generation before us was inspired by an activism and a naive enthusiasm, which we cannot rekindle, because we confront tasks of a different kind from those which our fathers faced.
Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously.
Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
You don't merely give over your creativity to making a film -- you give over your life! In theatre, by contrast, you live these two rather strange lives simultaneously; you have no option but to confront the mould on last night's washing-up.
The history of the building of the American nation may justly be described as a laboratory experiment in understanding and in solving the problems that will confront the world tomorrow.
Of the seven deadly sins, anger is possibly the most fun.
To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back- in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.
From the moment of birth, when the stone-age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence, called love, as its mother and father have been, and their parents and their parents before them. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potentialities. This enterprise is on the whole successful.
We are confronted by a first danger, the destructiveness of applied atomic energy. And then we are confronted by a second danger, that we do not enough appreciate the first danger.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins--not through strength but by perseverance.