What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person may seem like an absolute scream to another person, especially if he has had between four and seven beers.
I'm a Utilitarian, so I don't see the rule against lying as absolute; it's always subject to some overriding utility which may prevent its exercise.
In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.
Life was given to me as a favor, so I may abandon it when it is one no longer.
Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
It may be time for serious literary novelists to take back some of the subject matter we abandoned to hack novelists and the movies.
If the provisions of the constitution be not upheld when they pinch as well as when they comfort, they may as well be abandoned.
We may very well be faced with the choice of retaining the AAA credit rating or abandoning some of our key infrastructure projects, which are about jobs for the future. I will choose jobs in that equation every time.
Hanging may seem barbarous, but the greater barbarity lies in the slow abandonment of our common law traditions.
The recent blind faith some Republicans have shown toward free trade actually represents more of an aberration than a hallmark of true American conservatism. It's an anomaly that may well demand re-examination.
People who abhor solitude may abhor company almost as much.
I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live.
I may find Saddam Hussein's regime abhorrent - any normal person would - but the survival of it is in his hands.
There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see.
The list of problems that we all experience may be endless, but I honestly cannot abide by the rule that, 'He who yells louder is heard.'
I do think that the abiding mystery of my origins has definitely had a profound effect upon my writing. There is that thing in the back of my mind where I think I don't really know who I am. And it may make it a little easier to shift around in my narrative voice.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
No matter what twists and turns your life offers you, your ability to be adaptable and flexible will help you to stay open to all of the hidden gifts that difficulty may offer.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Sometimes it takes dealing with a disability - the trauma, the relearning, the months of rehabilitation therapy - to uncover our true abilities and how we can put them to work for us in ways we may have never imagined.
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.