The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation.
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
The film industry is about saying 'no' to people, and inherently you cannot take 'no' for an answer.
The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.
I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all.
To strive with an equal is dangerous; with a superior, mad; with an inferior, degrading.
I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor and it wasn't out of habit, but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being.
You always succeed in producing a result.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.
They succeed, because they think they can.
In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
The crude product of nature, the object fashioned by the industry of man, acquire their reality, their identity, only to the extent of their participation in a transcendent reality.
One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.
I was little impressed with this rough and ready way of persuading people to renew their contracts and decided that I was now quite free of any obligations.
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.
I love rehearsing because in rehearsals there are no mistakes, nothing is wrong, some things apply or lead you to focus on the character and the things that don't apply are equally valuable because they lead you to towards what does.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.