Pride slays thanksgiving but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title hands-down.
In war when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance he no longer deserves victory.
Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.
What we call 'evil' doesn't necessarily deserve any kind of respect or understanding by any means it just deserves an acknowledgement of its complexity so we can better understand it - so we can help prevent it.
Before you I engage myself to serve my country with the devotion and the exemplary that this post demands. I understand responsibilities of the job and as such I give a republican salute to Nicolas Sarkozy who has led France for 5 years and who deserves all of our respect.
There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect it bids a man to ponder or create and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
Picasso is a character that has pursued me for a long time and I always rejected. He deserves a lot of respect because I am from Malaga and I was born four blocks from where he was born.
Every human being of whatever origin of whatever station deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
In order to be able to give a girlfriend the amount of time she deserves you would need time and I just can't give her that. So rather than being selfish or stupid enough to go into a relationship it's just been easier to be single.
Only he deserves power who every day justifies it.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth or an impotence of will.
A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives a politics that does not speak to and include people is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.
There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and I believe should be made between patriotism which is attachment to a way of life and nationalism which is the insistence that your way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.
I believe the accepted model of capitalism that demands endless growth deserves the blame for the destruction of nature and it should be displaced. Failing that I try to work with those companies and help them change the way they think about our resources.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it deserves all the consequences.
The president just as any other American deserves a legal defense against personal lawsuits not related to his office. But the costs of that defense should be borne by him and not the taxpayer.
If we are to negotiate the coming years safely we may need a new kind of leadership. To put it more precisely we need the rediscovery of an ancient kind of leadership that has rarely been given the prominence it deserves. I mean the leader as teacher.
The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society then Mythology has no claim to the appellation.
Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.