Yes, there are times when something is legitimately not our fault.

Blaming others, however, keeps us in a stuck state and is ultimately rough on our own self-esteem.

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.

The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.

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This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of fear is a freedom.

Personal transformation can and does have global effects.

As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.

Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie.

.. a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.

Activating oxygen can produce compounds called radicals that put oxidative stress on cells. Such stress could ultimately lead to cancer and other diseases.

Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.

I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.

The slow man with integrity will ultimately catch the swift one who has none.

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;

it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.

Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.

Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women.

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry.

With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.

But their determination to banish fools foundered ultimately in the installation of absolute idiots.

But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one.

Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.

The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately it destroys those who practice it. Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others, the light within them dies.

Anyone who writes knows that ultimately the majority of your time is spent alone in a room with a piano or a guitar, no matter what the project is.

Ultimately, words are only words, and its only the music that stands by itself.

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing.

The rest is mere sheep-herding.

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves.

What pornography is really about, ultimately, isn't sex but death.

Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.

Social distinctions concern themselves ultimately with whom you may and may not marry.

There is a basic lesson on financial crises that governments tend to wait too long, underestimate the risks, want to do too little. And it ultimately gets away from them, and they end up spending more money, causing much more damage to the economy.

I'm ultimately a widow and a single mother, who's not even getting to be a mother right now. I am so alone, it's freaky.

If women feel they are able to go from partner to partner without feeling emotionally invested and ultimately hurt, they should go for it.

Our entire life - consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.

It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.

Ultimately love is everything.

The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.

Crisis alone is not enough. There must also be a basis, though it need be neither rational nor ultimately correct, for faith in the particular candidate chosen.

They're after one world religion and one world government.

That's why they've attacked the Catholic Church so strongly, to ultimately take control over it by their doctrine.

Ultimately, your theme will find you. You don't have to go looking for it.

The excitement that you were feeling about a special, unique path for yourself as a woman is all part of your identification with and attachment to being female. And that's ultimately all ego.

You have to study your field and you have to find out how other people do it, and you have to keep working and learning and practicing and ultimately, you would be able to do it.

If you look at Griswold, what you can see is the first time the Court recognized the right to privacy, which ends up becoming ultimately the right to abortion.

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.

Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good.

This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light.

All personal breakthroughs being with a change in beliefs.

So how do we change? The most effective way is to get your brain to associate massive pain to the old belief. You must feel deep in your gut that not only has this belief cost you pain in the past, but it's costing you in the present and, ultimately, can only bring you pain in the future. Then you must associate tremendous pleasure to the idea of adopting a new, empowering belief.

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;

it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

The madness of depression is the antithesis of violence.

It is a storm indeed, but a storm of murk. Soon evident are the slowed-down responses, near paralysis, psychic energy throttled back close to zero. Ultimately, the body is affected and feels sapped, drained.

Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober -- minded men.

Everything ultimately fails, for we die, and that is either the penultimate failure or our most enigmatical achievement.

Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death.

The words Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which I saw on an Italian movie poster, are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of movies. This appeal is what attracts us, and ultimately what makes us despair when we begin to understand how seldom movies are more than this.