Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality the people need no great effort of virtue; it is sufficient that they love themselves.
Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great.
We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
I think that's one of the real joys of working with a small budget - that you have to determine exactly what it is that you need and want to say.
They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Great knowledge sees all in one. Small knowledge breaks down into the many.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
Many great actions are committed in small struggles.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Smallness in a great man seems smaller by its disproportion with all the rest.
That's a great feeling to know that I'm going into a project that I have no idea what will become of that movie, but I really trust Ang Lee. And I really trusted Ron. It's just really nice to work with people that you feel that way about.
In great straits and when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.