Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature.
Transparency, accountability and sustainability have become the slogans of the market leaders. Companies carry out environmental and social audits to court the consumer, and even the bluest chips woo organisations such as Greenpeace and Amnesty.
It is human nature, especially as we get older, to look for stability in our lives. But if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to fight against that somewhat, as starting a business requires movement. You cannot stay still.
I wanted the focus to be on my ability as a singer and as an entertainer - not on my private life.
In terms of likeability, that's something that I don't think about as an actor when I approach a role.
Ambition drives you on, ability certainly helps, but the fickle finger of fate and luck are great things.
The trick in nuclear strategy is to maintain stability by balancing potentials and thus to discourage events from converting the hypothetical to the actual.
I am very, very proud of my ability as a cook.
Every word or concept, clear as it may seem to be, has only a limited range of applicability.
I like predictability because I know what I'm getting into.
Words are how people think. When you misuse words, you diminish your ability to think clearly and truthfully.
Self-control, openness, the ability to engage with others, to plan and to persist - these are the attributes that get people in the door and on the job, and lead to productive lives.
Everything you try to do in life, of any value, people are going to be saying, 'No, no, no.' You have to have the ability to not see that or hear that.
I would not reconsider the nuclear cuts. The appropriations committee did due process in looking at where there was the ability to cut some spending and that's what we did and now it's time to look forward to fiscal year '12.
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