We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn't. Success often lies just the other side of failure.
The madness of depression is, generally speaking, 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.
Success often lies just the other side of failure.
Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.
This liberal progressive agenda... is the antithesis of who we are as a constitutional republic.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
Communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social, and the kingdom of brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of communism nor the antithesis of capitalism but in a higher synthesis. It is found in a higher synthesis that combines the truths of both.
I sometimes struggle, because my job is like the antithesis of what surfing is all about. Surfing's simple. It's real.
There is no neutral ground in the universe. Every square inch, every split second is claimed by God, and counterclaimed by Satan.
Now the relation which, in the sphere of nature, being and semblance or sensation bear to one another in this antithesis, is the same as that which in ethics exists between good and pleasure or feeling.
The farther a society progresses, the more clearly the individual becomes the antithesis of the group.
Now a great debate has been born. The thesis is Democratic Socialism. The antithesis is free-market capitalism. The Obama Democrats have posed the challenge. It is now up to the Republicans to pick it up and fight along these lines.
Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness - I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.
Force is the antithesis of freedom, but force must be used, if only to defend against other force.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
My life has been the antithesis of that book 'The Secret'. I've always been interested in doing what I do. I love storytelling and I really enjoyed acting, but it never seemed like a realistic thing.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
What opposite discoveries we have seen! (Signs of true genius, and of empty pockets.) One makes new noses, one a guillotine, One breaks your bones, one sets them in their sockets; But vaccination certainly has been A kind antithesis to Congreve's rockets.
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