To God everything is beautiful, good, and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God.
After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
The best way to know God is to love many things.
Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.
I am not good at explaining things.
I've always been spontaneous and outgoing... I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor.
It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied... That's why they can keep on working. I've been able to work for so long because I think next time, I'll make something good.
In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.
I am in love - and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in doing good to their fellowmen.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
I love clothes. I can't control myself. I have a huge fetish for shoes and clothes and make-up. I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to wear things over and over again.
Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong.
The only thing he ought to consider, if he does anything, is whether he does right or wrong, whether it is what a good man does or a bad man.
The outstanding reality is the sacred; for only the sacred is in an absolute fashion, acts effectively, creates things and makes them endure.
Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering.