Minds have been given to men out of the eternal fires you call fixed stars and planets, those spherical solids which, quickened with divine minds,journey through their circuits and orbits with amazing speed.
Heat can also be produced by the impact of imperfectly elastic bodies as well as by friction. This is the case, for instance, when we produce fire by striking flint against steel, or when an iron bar is worked for some time by powerful blows of the hammer.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
The problem of restoring to the world original and eternal beauty is solved by the redemption of the soul... The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is because man is disunited in himself.
The beauty of the world and the orderly arrangement of everything celestial makes us confess that there is an excellent and eternal nature, which ought to be worshiped and admired by all mankind.
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.
It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss.
To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.
A good woman inspires a man, a brilliant woman interests him, a beautiful woman fascinates him, but a sympathetic woman gets him.
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
I don't think anyone has the right to intrude in your life, but they do. I would like people to separate the actress and the woman.
I love everything that's beautiful. A lot of things.
A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.
Every time you walk down the street people are screaming, 'You're fired!'