Adam

+ 266 I never took a grant or borrowed a penny from anybody. It was partially because I didn't really know how to do that, but secondly, my pride never would have allowed me to. In the beginning it was about doing it the right way, on the merits of the music. Bryan Adams


+ 203 Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility. Adam Clarke


+ 182 You don't take a photograph, you make it. Ansel Adams


+ 212 When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel Adams


+ 215 There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. Ansel Adams


+ 206 It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. Ansel Adams


+ 201 Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art. Ansel Adams


+ 215 No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. Ansel Adams


+ 216 A good photograph is knowing where to stand. Ansel Adams


+ 197 There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. Ansel Adams


+ 216 There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. Ansel Adams


+ 217 Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. Ansel Adams


+ 216 A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed. Ansel Adams


+ 186 Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop. Ansel Adams


+ 230 Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. Ansel Adams


+ 207 Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment. Ansel Adams


+ 210 A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. Ansel Adams


+ 238 In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. Ansel Adams


+ 200 Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. Ansel Adams


+ 195 Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. Ansel Adams


+ 220 I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can! Ansel Adams


+ 202 The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways. Ansel Adams


+ 221 A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into. Ansel Adams


+ 260 Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation. Ansel Adams


+ 231 The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance. Ansel Adams


+ 220 Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. Ansel Adams


+ 245 Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit. Ansel Adams


+ 224 We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium. Ansel Adams


+ 224 To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things. Ansel Adams


+ 256 The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit. Ansel Adams


+ 274 In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice. Ansel Adams


+ 244 It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators. Ansel Adams


+ 240 There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit. Ansel Adams


+ 261 When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without. Ansel Adams


+ 266 These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me. Ansel Adams


+ 219 Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. John Adams


+ 236 Now to what higher object, to what greater Character, can any Mortal aspire, than to be possessed of all this Knowledge, well digested, and ready at Command, to assist the feeble and Friendless, to discountenance the haughty and lawless, to procure Redress of Wrongs, the Advancement of Right, to assert and maintain Liberty and Virtue, to discourage and abolish Tyranny and Vice? John Adams


+ 188 I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. John Adams


+ 255 Now to what higher object, to what greater Character, can any Mortal aspire, than to be possessed of all this Knowledge, well digested, and ready at Command, to assist the feeble and Friendless, to discountenance the haughty and lawless, to procure Redress of Wrongs, the Advancement of Right, to assert and maintain Liberty and Virtue, to discourage and abolish Tyranny and Vice? John Adams


+ 195 I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. John Adams


+ 175 Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. John Adams


+ 198 An intimate Knowledge therefore of the intellectual and moral World is the sole foundation on which a stable structure of Knowledge can be erected. John Adams


+ 197 Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. John Adams


+ 266 Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams


+ 264 Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide. John Adams


+ 213 Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws. John Adams


+ 191 I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. John Adams


+ 224 Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. John Adams


+ 233 All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation. John Adams


+ 212 There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. John Adams


+ 199 Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. John Adams


+ 219 Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. John Adams


+ 204 Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society. John Adams


+ 181 Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases. John Adams


+ 149 The happiness of society is the end of government. John Adams


+ 165 Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak. John Adams


+ 210 The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations. John Adams


+ 172 Fear is the foundation of most governments. John Adams


+ 179 The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea. John Adams


+ 167 In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams


+ 157 A government of laws, and not of men. John Adams


+ 225 Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. John Adams


+ 198 My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived. John Adams


+ 139 Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war. John Adams


+ 199 The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws. John Adams


+ 253 I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth. John Adams


+ 187 Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power. John Adams


+ 192 Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. John Adams


+ 222 I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman. John Adams


+ 165 The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries. John Adams


+ 212 When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more. John Adams


+ 234 I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate. John Adams


+ 166 Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty. John Adams


+ 204 While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago. John Adams


+ 149 Genius is sorrow's child. John Adams


+ 256 A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man. John Adams


+ 244 The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it. John Adams


+ 252 As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children. John Adams


+ 214 Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell. John Adams


+ 178 Madam, I may be President of the United States, but my private life is nobodyís damn business. Chester A. Arthur


+ 213 By sheer force of moral purpose, by clarity of perception, by mastery of detail and benign manipulation of men, he had become, as Henry Adams admiringly wrote him, "the best herder of Emperors since Napoleon. ~ Edmund Morris


+ 177 Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. Adam Smith


+ 186 The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us. Madame de Stael


+ 229 During my time at Watchung Hills Regional High School, I was fortunate to have a number of teachers who inspired me and filled me with enthusiasm for learning. Adam Riess


+ 209 There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. Ansel Adams


+ 151 Donít call a woman insidious.
You are her product.
It is your fate, it is good
To eat Adamís fruit.
Alexander Alpeev


+ 163 He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which. Douglas Adams


+ 188 He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife. Douglas Adams


+ 179 Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner. Douglas Adams


+ 240 I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams


+ 197 I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. Douglas Adams


+ 177 In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move. Douglas Adams


+ 181 In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. Douglas Adams


+ 175 It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. Douglas Adams


+ 150 It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear. Douglas Adams


+ 220 Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast. Douglas Adams


+ 167 The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't. Douglas Adams


+ 153 Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. Douglas Adams


+ 244 There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. Douglas Adams


+ 148 You live and learn. At any rate, you live. Douglas Adams


+ 225 Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. Douglas Adams


+ 199 The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79. Douglas Adams


+ 258 He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it. Douglas Adams


+ 187 Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws. Douglas Adams


+ 179 Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of. Douglas Adams


+ 231 The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair. Douglas Adams


+ 196 Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. Douglas Adams


+ 201 Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind - bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space. Douglas Adams


+ 198 Anything that is in the world when youíre born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything thatís invented between when youíre fifteen and thirty- five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after youíre thirty-five is against the natural order of things. Douglas Adams


+ 183 Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart. Douglas Adams


+ 203 I won't close down a business of subnormal profitability merely to add a fraction of a point to our corporate returns. I also feel it inappropriate for even an exceptionally profitable company to fund an operation once it appears to have unending losses in prospect. Adam Smith would disagree with my first proposition and Karl Marx would disagree with my second; the middle ground is the only position that leaves me comfortable. Warren Buffett, The Warren Buffett Way by Robert Hagstrom+


+ 201 There were ten generations from Adam to Noah. This is to teach us the extent of G-d's tolerance; for all these generations angered Him, until He brought upon them the waters of the Flood. There were ten generations from Noah to Abraham. This is to teach us the extent of G-d's tolerance; for all these generations angered Him, until Abraham came and reaped the reward for them all. Pirkei Avot 5:2


+ 189 I will insist the Hebrews have [contributed] more to civilize men than any other nation. If I was an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations ... They are the most glorious nation that ever inhabited this Earth. The Romans and their empire were but a bubble in comparison to the Jews. They have given religion to three-quarters of the globe and have influenced the affairs of mankind more and more happily than any other nation, ancient or modern. John Adams, Second President of the United States (From a letter to F. A. Van der Kemp [Feb. 16, 1808] Pennsylvania Historical Society)


+ 187 Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world. Ansel Adams


+ 147 The ambitious climbs up high and perilous stairs and never cares how to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up his fear of a fall. Thomas Adams


+ 129 To Adam He said, 'You listened to your wife, and ate from the tree regarding which I specifically gave you orders, saying, 'Do not eat from it.' The ground will therefore be cursed because of you. You will derive food from it with anguish all the days of your life. Bereshit 3:17


+ 101 God made leather garments for Adam and his wife and He clothed them. Bereshit 3:21


+ 120 Adam knew his wife again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth - 'Because God has granted (shath) me other offspring in place of Abel, whom Cain had killed.' Bereshit 4:25


+ 103 This is the book of the Chronicles of Adam: On the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. Bereshit 5:1


+ 109 He created them male and female. He blessed them and named them Man (Adam) on the day that they were created. Bereshit 5:2


+ 118 Adam lived 130 years, and he had a son in his likeness and form. He named him Seth. Bereshit 5:3


+ 100 Adam lived 800 years after he had Seth, and he had sons and daughters. Bereshit 5:4


+ 109 All the days that Adam lived were 930 years, and he died. Bereshit 5:5


+ 28 If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams


+ 18 If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams


+ 8 This planet has ó or rather had ó a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much all of the time. Douglas Adams, The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy