Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
It's not the Jews that killed Christ. It was a political situation, and it was the Romans who killed Jesus. They put Jesus on the cross, not the Jews.
You cannot run away from a weakness. You must sometimes fight it out or perish; and if it be so, why not now, and where you stand?
I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.
The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.
The thing about Brando was that I'd make these directions, and he'd walk away. He'd heard enough... to get the machine going.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness.
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.
Well, if you look at the whole story, I mean there's only Jews and Romans in the story. I mean I just wanted to flesh that character out and make that a drama about the people around Christ when he was going through this passion.
I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
There's an air of mystery around the Masons, but the reality is that they're mostly a bunch of veterans getting drunk in a lodge that they've built to look like a temple. It's just a bunch of guys trying to get away from their wives.
The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.
O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
The crowd, still shouting, gives way before us. We plough our way through. Women hold their aprons over their faces and go stumbling away. A roar of fury goes up. A wounded man is being carried off.