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Late night television is ready for someone like me... standards have gone to an all-time low.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.
Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.
For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting.
The standardized American is largely a myth created not least by Americans themselves.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher
I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for.
Nothing happens by itself... it all will come your way, once you understand that you have to make it come your way, by your own exertions.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
Frederick the Great
A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
Irvin S. Cobb
I don't understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting.
Television is just one more facet of that considerable segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck.
San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don't mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that's what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.
Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
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