Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters.
Best, Experience, Teacher
This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible.
Life, Leadership, Education
He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity.
Religion, Infidelity, Confused
The virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one’s own family.
Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.
If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
The production of children, the nurture of those born, and the daily life of men, of these matters woman is visibly the cause.
It doesn’t matter how much you want. What really matters is how much you want it. The extent and complexity of the problem does not matter was much as does the willingness to solve it.
Family’s first, and that’s what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.
Smart people are a dime a dozen. What matters is the ability to think different… to think out of the box.
Smart, Different, Ability
In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.
The USDA is not our ally here. We have to take matters into our own hands, not only by advocating for a better diet for everyone – and that’s the hard part – but by improving our own. And that happens to be quite easy. Less meat, less junk, more plants.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile… a stain upon the silence.
Nothing, Writing, Silence
The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Great, Become, Themselves
It does not matter much whom we live with in this world, but it matters a great deal whom we dream of.
There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice.
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.
It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
I don’t imagine Heads of Government would ever be able to say I’m not an economist therefore I can’t take decisions on matters of the economy; I’m not a soldier I can’t take decisions on matters of defence; I’m not an educationist so I can’t take decisions about education.
Education, Government, Ever
We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
It does not matter how you came into the world, what matters is that you are here.
As soon as I step on that stage, nothing matters. I don’t think of it as work. It’s just so much fun.
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.
We cannot both preach and administer financial matters.
What you believe, what you value, how you live, matters.
Culture, what you believe, what you value, how you live matters. Now, as fundamental as these principles are, they may become topics of democratic debates from time to time, so it is today with the enduring institution of marriage. Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.
What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world. It matters to the people who like the Pope and follow the Pope… It is not a reflection of all religious people.
If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.
At the end of the day, whether or not those people are comfortable with how you’re living your life doesn’t matter. What matters is whether you’re comfortable with it.
What matters most is a good and ready will to obey God.
Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
In matters of truth the fact that you don’t want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it.
I have followed holiness, I have taught truth, and I have been most in the main things; not that I thought the things concerning our times little, but that I thought none could do anything to purpose in God’s great and public matters, till they were right in their conditions.
What matters to me is that I do what I think is right and I see, I’m a numbers guy, that’s my attitude. I know we have a debt tsunami coming, we are bankrupting this country and I’m in a position where I can actually advance ideas to prevent that from happening. That’s exactly what I should be doing.
It’s not the destination that matters. It’s the change of scene.
When all else fails, complicate matters.
On one of the most personal matters of our lives, our health care, President Obama would turn decision making over to government bureaucrats. He forced through Obama-care and I will repeal it.
There’s such cultural rot taking place, such a disintegration throughout our culture. Values, morality, you name it. Standards have been relaxed, and people are not being held to them. People’s intentions, if they’re said to be good and honorable, that’s all that matters.
My son is healthy and happy, so that’s all that matters to me.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won’t deceive you except in matters of this sort.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain – we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.
Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them.
I feel that there has been progress made since I was a boy on matters of race, but we have a long way to go.
When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this – when you die, will you be happy when everybody else is crying?
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Leadership, Character, Descends
The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.
We learned about dignity and decency – that how hard you work matters more than how much you make… that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself.
Our faith is faith in someone else’s faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case.
We’re musicians. We make music for a living. It’s that simple. Nothing else matters.
It is only those who believe in their ability who shine when it matters.
I don’t know if it matters what country you’re from, size of the city you’re from, urban or rural, there are people that are hurting each other everywhere.
There’s so much importance in honoring your everyday hero. It doesn’t take money. It doesn’t take connections. What matters is that people get involved. Whether your passion is gun control or food or whatever it may be, everybody needs to stop being so self-absorbed.
Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters.