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Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
HENRY FORD
It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a pai...
PATRICK HENRY
An artist is always alone -- if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
HENRY MILLER
The American white man (not to speak of the Indian, the Negro, the Mexican) hasn't a ghost of a chan...
HENRY MILLER
Women were created from the rib of man to be beside him, not from his head to top him, nor from his ...
MATTHEW HENRY
The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
HENRY STIMSON
We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go togeth...
HENRY BROMEL
There's an old saying that if you come back to the place where you became a man, you will remember a...
HENRY BROMEL
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance as it accumulates in the form of i...
HENRY ADAMS
All Fords are exactly alike, but no two men are just alike. Every new life is a new thing under the ...
HENRY FORD
If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's desti...
HENRY MILLER
Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy.
HENRY KISSINGER
I am blackly bored when they are at large and at work; but somehow I am still more blackly bored whe...
HENRY JAMES
....he thinks about his boyhood, and he mourns his vanished youth -
Now, who would live his life ...
HENRY LAWSON
Thanks to his constant habit of shaking the bottle in which life handed him the wine of experience, ...
HENRY JAMES
The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying ...
HENRY HOME
The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the o...
HENRY MILLER
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
HENRY ROLLINS
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realiz...
HENRY FORD
Luxury may possibly contribute to give bread to the poor; but if there were no luxury, there would b...
HENRY HOME
Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to enduring fact of mys...
HENRY MILLER
Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity
HENRY HARTMAN
If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of...
HENRY FORD
If you're drawing humans, it can be detrimental to be too naturalistic, which is like animating ...
HENRY SELICK
As so much music is listened to via MP3 download, many will never experience the joy of analog playb...
HENRY ROLLINS
Descriptive Anatomy comprises a detailed account of the numerous organs of which the body is formed,...
HENRY GRAY
When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was ...
PATRICK HENRY
The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
HENRY KISSINGER
In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives.
HENRY JAMES
There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoo...
HENRY JAMES
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
HENRY FORD
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends b...
HENRY ADAMS
As a young person growing up in Washington, D.C., summers were hot, humid and relentless. My friends...
HENRY ROLLINS
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charg...
HENRY FORD
I was always told that I was good in mathematics, and I guess my grades and standardized test scores...
HENRY PETROSKI
How or by what magic is it, that we convey our thoughts to one another with such case and accuracy?
HENRY MARTYN
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished some...
HENRY FORD
It seems to be a law of design that for every advantage introduced through redesign, there is an acc...
HENRY PETROSKI
Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard,...
BRAD HENRY
Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
HENRY ADAMS