We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature.
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy.
Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed.
For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy.
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.
No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
The structure of life I have described in buildings - the structure which I believe to be objective - is deeply and inextricably connected with the human person, and with the innermost nature of human feeling.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
I'm not the easiest person to live with. I'm kind of a slob.
A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused.
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.
What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man, at twice its natural size.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
We're always looking at this love through the eyes of the person who is suffering because of this love.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
Justin Timberlake is everything, and what more could you want in a person? He's funny. He's cute. He's great. He just understands. I get him and he gets me, and that's cool.
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.