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Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.

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There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.

I simply do not distinguish between work and play.

To make democracy work we must be a notion of participants not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.

It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact in every presidential election since 1950 - except Goldwater in '64 - the Republican would have won if only the men had voted.

Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is simply a good excuse not to play football.

After all what is your host's purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself if that were their sole purpose they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi.

As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago... I think if I feel any more free it's simply because of the experiences that I've had and the wisdom I've accumulated from that time.

The word philosophy sounds high-minded but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something you don't just read about it you hug it you mess with it you play with it you argue with it.

Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom.

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.

I think a lot of people who feel as though they desperately want to be married oftentimes simply desperately want to have a wedding.

He was a degenerate gambler. That is a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I'll show you a loser show me a hero and I'll show you a corpse.

However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account.

Ideas are the great warriors of the world and a war that has no idea behind it is simply a brutality.

The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn't really a liar after all. He simply can't control his impulses. He then convinces himself of a new truth and eager for your approval reports the version that he knows will make you happy.

Truth should not be forced it should simply manifest itself like a woman who has in her privacy reflected and coolly decided to bestow herself upon a certain man.

Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.

Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.

Trust your gut instinct over spreadsheets. There are too many variables in the real world that you simply can't put into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets spit out results from your inexact assumptions and give you a false sense of security. In most cases your heart and gut are still your best guide.

It's hard now to imagine that kind of travel and the daily tasks they simply took for granted. If a wagon axle broke you had to stop and carve a new one. To cross a river you sometimes had to build a raft.

When I think of myself at 15 even 17 I could simply not have done this work on an international level and travel all the time take care of myself and not feel lost. I feel very happy that this is happening now and not 10 years ago as I feel stronger as a person.

So I see technology as a Trojan Horse: It looks like a wonderful thing but they are going to regret introducing it into the schools because it simply can't be controlled.