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True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life our values make possible our spiritual life.

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The craft Emmys are kind of the kids' table at Thanksgiving. You're not really invited to the big dance. It's still really really exciting and the statue still counts.

In reality serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.

Weapons are an important factor in war but not the decisive one it is man and not materials that counts.

Ah well the truth is always one thing but in a way it's the other thing the gossip that counts. It shows where people's hearts lie.

It's time to stop the raid on the Social Security trust fund and start allowing Americans to invest their Social Security taxes in personal savings accounts.

You know among people who kind of travel a lot and have exposure to the United States and some other countries they do have accounts but you know Russia is not exactly the place with multiple language skills so local networks kind of have an edge.

For much of this decade both Congressional and administration budget projections showed a decline in science and technology accounts of between 20 and 30 percent in real dollars. The real impact to date has been far less severe.

Technology has a shadow side. It accounts for real progress in medicine but has also hurt it in many ways making it more impersonal expensive and dangerous. The false belief that a safety net of sophisticated drugs and machines stretches below us permitting risky or lazy lifestyle choices has undermined our spirit of self-reliance.

I passionately believe that's it's not just what you say that counts it's also how you say it - that the success of your argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it.

It's the quality of the ordinary the straight the square that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected.

I'm really not interested in other people's opinions because I think frankly most of those opinions are either misinformed and adding to this endless ball of hot air we have in our society where everyone thinks their opinion is valuable and sacred and what counts.

Then if your movie clicks with real audiences you'll be sucked into some sort of Hollywood orbit. It's a devil of a place where the only religion that really counts is box office.

Religion can be both good and bad - it is spirituality that counts.

When it comes to controlling human beings there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.

It is one of my pet hates when I see players who have agents who do everything for them. They don't know how to set up their own bank accounts they don't know what they are spending their money on and they can't make their own decisions.

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Getting rid of Bin Laden is good for the cause of peace worldwide but what counts is to overcome the discourse and the methods - the violent methods - that were created and encouraged by Bin Laden and others in the world.

Artists know that diligence counts as much if not more as inspiration in art as in politics patience counts as much as revolution.

The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough.

I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere... Being a human being is what truly counts. That's where you'll find me.

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts but I never noticed.

As far as writing I like watching bad movies. Nothing stops me in my tracks more than watching a great film like 'The Godfather' or 'Dog Day Afternoon' or 'The Graduate.' You watch one of those and you never want to write again. Whereas with bad movies it makes you think If that counts I certainly could write.

Somebody said to me this morning 'To what do you attribute your longevity?' I don't know. I mean I couldn't have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through: the drugs the alcohol the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years!

What counts in Hollywood is box office. It doesn't really matter what people think of you as an actor because as long as you have been in a movie that has made money you will always get another job.