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    The one true freedom in life is to come to terms with death, and as early as possible, for death is an event that embraces all our lives. And the only way to have a good death is to lead a good life. The more we do God's will, the less unfinished business we leave behind when we die.
    — William Sloane Coffin
    tags: death  freedom  live  true  die  god  business 
     
    Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without.
    — William Sloane Coffin
    tags: society  live  dangerous 
     
    It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, [for] all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly.
    — William Sloane Coffin
    tags: live  risk  bad  exercise 
     
    Nature has color-coded groups of individuals so that statistically reliable predictions of their adaptability to intellectual rewarding and effective lives can easily be made and profitably used by the pragmatic man-in-the street.
    — William Shockley
    tags: nature  live 
     
    My purpose is to inspire people of all walks of life to discover the virtue inherent within them and to bring forth that virtue in their daily lives.
    — William Shirley
    tags: people  live  virtue  inspire 
     
    I can't stand the gossip of celebrities' lives, all the time! Every minute!
    — William Shatner
    tags: live  celebrity 
     
    We live in grief for having left the womb, for having left the teat, then school, then home. In my case, it was leaving marriages, and the death of my wife.
    — William Shatner
    tags: death  live  grief  school  marriage  wife 
     
    I think you die the way you live.
    — William Shatner
    tags: live  die 
     
    Gradually the live TV scene simmered out, replaced by film, and that took place in L.A. So many actors left New York.
    — William Shatner
    tags: live  film 
     
    I've never not appeared in front of a live audience for any longer period than a month or two.
    — William Shatner
    tags: live 
     
    We can't say why we search, except that there seems to be an innate need, in each human being, to know who one is, what we're here for, how to live more poetically.
    — William Segal
    tags: live  human 
     
    On parent knees, a naked new-born child, Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled; So live, that sinking in thy last long sleep, Calm thou mayst smile, while all around thee weep.
    — William Scott, 1st Baron Stowell
    tags: children  live  sleep  smile  child  parent 
     
    A writer lives, at best, in a state of astonishment. Beneath any feeling he has of the good or evil of the world lies a deeper one of wonder at it all.
    — William Sansom
    tags: evil  live  world  lies  wonder 
     
    Your first great duties, you are sensible, are those you owe to Heaven, to your Creator and Redeemer. Let these be ever present to your minds, and exemplified in your lives and conduct.
    — William Samuel Johnson
    tags: live  present  mind  heaven 
     
    To be accused of 'channeling' is to be dismissed as a ventriloquist's live dummy, derogated at not having a mind of one's own.
    — William Safire
    tags: live  mind 
     
    It occurred to me when I was thirteen and wearing white gloves and Mary Janes and going to dancing school, that no one should have to dance backward all their lives.
    — William Ruckelshaus
    tags: live  school  dance 
     
    No one should have to dance backward all of their lives.
    — William Ruckelshaus
    tags: live  dance 
     
    A father's interest in having a child-perhaps his only child-may be unmatched by any other interest in his life. It is truly surprising that the state must assign a greater value to a mother's decision to cut off a potential human life by abortion than to a father's decision to let it mature into a live child.
    — William Rehnquist
    Nothing can be more certain than this: that we are just beginning to learn something of the wonders of the world on which we live and move and have our being.
    — William Ramsay
    tags: live  world  wonder  learn 
     
    Philosophy means thinking things out for oneself. Ultimately, there can be only one true philosophy, since reason is one and we all live in the same world.
    — William Ralph Inge
    It is quite natural and inevitable that, if we spend sixteen hours daily of our waking lives in thinking about the affairs of the world and five minutes in thinking about God and our souls, this world will seem two hundred times more real to us than God.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: time  live  world  soul  real  god  thinking 
     
    They who will live for others shall have great troubles, but they shall seem to them small. Those who will live for themselves shall have small troubles, but they shall seem to them great.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: live 
     
    If they turn on their radars we're going to blow up their goddamn SAMs. They know we own their country. We own their airspace. . . . We dictate the way they live and talk. And that's what's great about America right now. It's a good thing, especially when there is a lot of oil out there we need.
    — William R. Looney III
    tags: live  right  america 
     
    Bowing, ceremonious, formal compliments, stiff civilities, will never be politeness; that must be easy, natural, unstudied; and what will give this but a mind benevolent and attentive to exert that amiable disposition in trifles to all you converse and live with?
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: live  mind  compliment 
     
    To cheapen the lives of any group of men [or women], cheapens the lives of all men [and women], even our own. This is a law of human psychology, or human nature. And it will not be repealed by our wishes, nor will it be merciful to our blindness.
    — William Pickens
    tags: nature  men  live  human  law  wishes  psychology 
     
    I want to live and work in Chicago for the rest of my life. You know when you were growing up and you wanted to become president? What I want now is to be mayor of this damned town in ten years.
    — William Petersen
    tags: work  live  year 
     
    Theater in Chicago will always be my first love. It started careers for me and about 50 of my friends. We all love coming back. As soon as the TV show is over, I'll be back in Chicago, doing live theater.
    — William Petersen
    tags: live  friends  career 
     
    Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart.
    — William Parrish
    tags: heart  live  crazy  passion 
     
    Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives.
    — William Parks
    tags: live  christmas  spirit 
     
    those who are afraid of freedom are those who cannot trust us to live in them. Trying to keep the law is actually a declaration of independence, a way of keeping control
    — William P. Young
    It is remarkable how a seemingly insignificant action or event can change entire lives.
    — William P. Young
    tags: live  action 
     
    when I live in you, then together we can live through everything that happens to you.
    — William P. Young
    tags: live 
     
    Thank goodness there are women in our lives - that's all I can say. We get saved by the women in our lives.
    — William P. Young
    tags: women  live  goodness 
     
    Respectable men and women content with the good and easy living are missing some of the most important things in life. Unless you give yourself to some great cause you haven't even begun to live.
    — William P. Merrill
    tags: men  women  living  live  missing 
     
    Throw away all ambition beyond that of doing the day's work well. The travelers on the road to success live in the present, heedless of taking thought for the morrow. Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your wildest ambition.
    — William Osler
    A library represents the mind of its collector, his fancies and foibles, his strength and weakness, his prejudices and preferences. Particularly is this the case if, to the character of a collector, he adds - or tries to add - the qualities of a student who wishes to know the books and the lives of the men who wrote them. The friendships of his life, the phases of his growth, the vagaries of his mind, all are represented.
    — William Osler
    Only when there is a wilderness can man harmonize his inner being with the wavelengths of the earth. When the earth, its products, its creatures, become his concern, man is caught up in a cause greater than his own life and more meaningful. Only when man loses himself in an endeavor of that magnitude does he walk and live with humanity and reverence.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: humanity  men  live  earth 
     
    These unwritten amenities have been in part responsible for giving our people the feeling of independence and self-confidence, the feeling of creativity. These amenities have dignified the right of dissent and have honored the right to be nonconformists and the right to defy submissiveness. They have encouraged lives of high spirits rather than hushed, suffocating silence.
    — William O. Douglas
    The right to work, I had assumed, was the most precious liberty that man possesses. Man has indeed as much right to work as he has to live, to be free, to own property.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: men  work  live  right  liberty  property 
     
    We know by now that if we make technology the predestined force in our lives, man will walk to the measure of its demands. We know how leveling that influence can be, how easy it is to computerize man and make him a servile thing in a vast industrial complex. . . . This means we must subject the machine - technology - to control and cease despoiling the earth and filling people with goodies merely to make money.
    — William O. Douglas
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