My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. To tell the truth, there's hardly a difference.— Harry S. Truman
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For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
The question is not whether there is intelligent life out there, the question is, whether there is intelligent life down here. As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization.
It's best to have failure happen early in life.
It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
Since I invoke Torah so often, let me state that I don't personally believe in the God it postulates ... I am not religious, nor were the majority of the early builders of Israel believers. Yet their passion for this land stemmed from the Book of Books ... [The Bible is] the single most important book in my life.
I was early taught to work as well as play.
My life has been one long, happy holiday; Full of work and full of play- I dropped the worry on the way- And God was good to me everyday.
Chili is not so much food as a state of mind.
Addictions to it are formed early in life and the victims never recover. On blue days in October, I get this passionate yearning for a bowl of chili, and I nearly lose my mind.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
A useless life is an early death.
I suppose the story of my life is a search for love, but more than that, I have been looking for a way to repair myself from the damages I suffered early on and to define my obligation, if I had any, to myself and my species.
I grew up so thoroughly imbued with women's rights that it was the most important question of my life from a very early day.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
The equilibrium you admire in me is an unstable one, difficult to maintain.
My inner life was split early between the call of the Ancestors and the call of Europe, between the exigencies of black-African culture and those of modern life.
Life is like a movie, if you've sat through more than half of it and it’s sucked every second so far, it probably isn't going to get great right at the end and make it all worthwhile. None should blame you for walking out early.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
I was hired for a really excellent academic job early in my life;
I was twenty-five when I started at Princeton and I got tenure early on. I really didn't deserve this; I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Individuals with kidney disease who are able to obtain treatment early experience a higher quality of life and are able to maintain more of their day-to-day activities, including keeping their jobs.
Children must early learn the the beauty of generosity.
They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
There is a probably natural and learned reticence with myself talking about my early life.
I get up very early in the morning. I enjoy the quietness, the stillness, the rawness in the winter and fall. It's a special time.
Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring.
If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature --if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you --know that the morning and spring of your life are past. Thus may you feel your pulse.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out.
The writers who have the deepest influence on one are those one reads in ones more impressionable, early life, and often it is the more youthful works of those writers that leave the deepest imprint.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself.
The most interesting guy I've ever played with was King Hassan of Morocco.
I went over there on a trip in the early 1970s, and the King and I played five holes. I've never been that nervous in my life.
Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I've been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
I wouldn't go back on my old days, though;
everybody needs to have their wild years. It's just a question of when and I'd rather have had them early than be doing it as a mid-life crisis type thing.
One of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education.
In this perilous world, if a black boy wanted to live a halfway normal life and die a natural death he had to learn early the art of how to get along with white folks.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
The thing that I learned early on is you really need to set goals in your life, both short-term and long-term, just like you do in business. Having that long-term goal will enable you to have a plan on how to achieve it. We apply these skills in business, yet when it comes to ourselves, we rarely apply them.
I learned early that if I wanted to achieve anything in life, I'd have to do it myself. I learned that I had to be accountable.
May each of my grandsons know, at an early age, what his life's ambition is -- and may he be successful in his pursuit of that goal.
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.
From early infancy, it appears that our ability to regulate emotional states depends upon the experience of feeling that a significant person in our life is simultaneously experiencing a similar state of mind.
Revenge is for the weak so I have settled my vendettas with all of the kids who made my early life a living hell.
From an early age my mother told me that there were so many of us that if I was to get anything in life I would have to get it myself. So I did.
I always imagined I would have a life very different from the one that was imagined for me, but I understood from a very early time that I would have to revolt in order to make that life. Now I am convinced that in any creativity there exists this element of revolt.
Far from the richest rapper, but my biggest personal achievement thus far in my life has been retiring my mom early from her job at the Post Office. It's a tiny payback for the sacrifices she made that allowed me to chase a far-fetched dream of becoming a successful artist. I'm forever grateful.