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And the only thing to do with a sin is to confess, do penance and then, after some kind of decent interval, ask for forgiveness. Joseph J. Ellis

If you think you can do it, you can. John Burroughs

TV is what sells your product. Sheryl Swoopes

Well, of course I think people can be forgiven. But our justice system is not set up to dispense forgiveness. You can go to the local priest for that. Nancy Grace

I do not support gambling in this state. Craig Benson

The people who influence you are the people who believe in you. Henry Drummond

Largely this is a class thing - writers tend to be cosseted little middle-class kiddies who think that the world owes them a royalty cheque. But just doing it - being in your room for years on end, locked in your head, alone with invented ghosts - it weakens and softens the body. And I know I can't just live in my head. Tony Parsons

Imperialism or globalization - I don't have to care what it's called to hate it. Bill Ayers

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it. Agatha Christie

I have the obsessiveness of someone who's a sober, recovering addict displacing his addiction. Except I never had the addiction. John Mayer

I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel. Daniel Akaka

Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live. Marcus Aurelius

I started acting without any vocation. I continued out of love. Emmanuelle Beart

I started off with the really funky stuff like Ramsey Lewis, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell. Robert Quine

An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship - it is a crime against our nature as human beings. Salman Rushdie

This is not what I would have chosen. But I have a heart to be obedient. Willie Aames

Friends are born, not made. Henry Adams

There is nothing a woman can't do. Men might think they do things all by themselves but a woman is always there guiding them or helping them. Marjorie Joyner

All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same. Marilyn Monroe

Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know. Walter Benjamin