It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time... its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a commission.
In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred.
There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but a hatred of all injury.
Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
A number of cases have been reported in which a dying individual has a vision of a person about whose death he or she did not know.
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
I love to put on lotion. Sometimes I'll watch TV and go into a lotion trance for an hour. I try to find brands that don't taste bad in case anyone wants to taste me.
My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.
But in most cases even the possibility that the correlations reflect shared genes is taboo.
In my case, the body of work stands for itself... I think my work has been representative of me as a man.
And I believe in the 13 years Judge Roberts was there, he never turned down a request to give some assistance on a pro-bono case, and this was no different.
In many cases, the user interface to a program is the most important part for a commercial company: whether the programs works correctly or not seems to be secondary.
The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
A case of can't do with, can't do without, that's why I married him again.
I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.
One can cite cases of Negroes who opposed emancipation and denounced the abolitionists.
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