It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.
The odd thing was that, no matter how much time he saved, he never had any to spare; in some mysterious way, it simply vanished.
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.
The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.
A warrior-hunter knows that his death is waiting, and the very act he is performing now may well be his last battle on earth. He calls it a battle because it is a struggle. Most people move from act to act without any struggle or thought. A warrior-hunter, on the contrary, assesses every act; and since he has intimate knowledge of his death, he proceeds judiciously,as if every act were his last battle. Only a fool would fail to notice advantage a warrior-hunter has over his fellow men. A warrior-hunter gives his last battle its due respect. It's only natural that his last act on earth should be the best of himself. It's pleasurable that way. It dulls the edge of his fright.
Architecture simply took over and developed the cosmologial symbolism already present in the structure of primitive habitations.
Well I was on the jury duty on the Deauville Film Festival, a few years ago.
The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised.
It was not simply out of a spirit of contradiction that I exposed a light source to magnetic forces. The idea came to me during an investigation of the effect discovered by Kerr on light reflected by magnetic mirrors.
Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.
You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Why does there exist a global American entertainment industry, but there isn't an equivalent coming from France or Italy? This is the case simply because the English language opens the whole world to the American cinema.
Don't put my name on it. These are simply documents I make.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach, living in anonymity and composing regularly for an established service and for God.
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.
You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.