He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
I did a movie called Marathon Man and it was one of my best memories.
The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
I would vote for the man who's lived life, who's done different occupations, who's been out in the real world and struggled to make a living, struggled to raise a family, struggled with life as it exists. So I'd vote for experience, honest experience.
When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise.
Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there's humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
This is the manner of noble souls: they do not want to have anything for nothing; least of all, life. Whoever is of the mob wants to live for nothing; we others, however, to whom life gave itself, we always think about what we might best give in return... One should not wish to enjoy where one does not give joy.
You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you - gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.
The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.