Never explain yourself to anyone, because the one who likes you would not need it, and the one dislikes you wouldn't believe it.— Ali ibn Abi Talib
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I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
If we as a people realized the greatness from which we came we would be less likely to disrespect ourselves.
Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one - that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be.
I would like to remind the black ministry and indeed all black people that God is not in the habit of coming down from heaven to solve people's problems on earth.
Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.
I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others.
Most Christians would like to send their recruits to Bible college for five years. I would like to send them to hell for five minutes. That would do more than anything else to prepare them for a lifetime of compassionate ministry.
There are many things that, if I have to relive, maybe I will do it another way.
But I would not like to look back and think what I have not been able to.
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free.
.. so other people would be also free.
I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or rat in a trap. I had already determined to sell my life as dearly as possible if attacked. I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit.
If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.
Life would be flat without music. It is the background to all I do. It speaks to the heart in its own special way like nothing else.
All talk on Islamic States is just an empty dream.
No man in his right sense would accept a nation which bases its political administration on religion, and in a country like Malaysia with its multiracial and multireligious people, there is no room for an Islamic State.
A lot of people criticize Formula 1 as an unnecessary risk.
But what would life be like if we only did what is necessary?
Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.
I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.
How can we help a child change from undependable to dependable, from a mediocre student to a capable student, from someone who won't amount to very much to someone who will count for something. The answer is at once both simple and complicated: We treat a child as if he already is what we would like him to become.
If it is right for men to fight for their freedom, and God knows what the human race would be like today if men had not, since time began, fought for their freedom, then it is right for women to fight for their freedom and the freedom of the children they bear.
One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that 'violence begets violence.' I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure - and in some cases I have - that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.
What we would like to do is change the world.
..by crying out unceasingly for the rights of the workers, of the poor, of the destitute. We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world.
I contend that we are the first race in the world, and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race... If there be a God, I think that what he would like me to do is paint as much of the map of Africa British Red as possible...
I'm not interested in fame and glory.
It's just that I would like others to know what a happy dance this is.
I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion--and where it isn't, that's where my work lies.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . . Thats what I would like to do. I think thats one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musicians is through his music.
I would like to see every single soldier on every single side, just take off your helmet, unbuckle your kit, lay down your rifle, and set down at the side of some shady lane, and say, nope, I aint a gonna kill nobody. Plenty of rich folks wants to fight. Give them the guns.
I learned the hard way that not only do you not have to be superwoman, but it's better not to be and not to try to be. What I would like to be is just a good person - someone who tries her best and puts her best foot forward.
I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular.
But I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice of the voiceless, an effective hope of the hopeless.
If there be a God, I think he would like me to paint Africa British-Red as possible.
I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family - and I don't think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.
Do not let yourself be bothered by the inconsequential.
One has only so much time in this world, so devote it to the work and the people most important to you, to those you love and things that matter. One can waste half a lifetime with people one doesn't really like, or doing things when one would be better off somewhere else.
Such as it is, the press has become the greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and judiciary. One would like to ask; by whom has it been elected and to whom is it responsible?
If writers were too wise, perhaps no books would get written at all.
It might be better to ask yourself 'Why?”'afterwards than before There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.
You know what it would just be amazing to be remembered, you know like a mum telling a daughter ‘the boyband of my time, One Direction, they just had fun and they’re just normal guys but terrible, terrible dancers.’