Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
I only worked on Men of Honor for three weeks, but I walked away with so much. Because Bob is the kind of actor who gives you the opportunity to really go there. And we really had to go there. I mean, we were both playing drunks.
Old men are fond of giving advice to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
The longer you live and the more you learn, the more clearly you will feel the difference between the few men who are truly great and the mere virtuosi.
My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well.
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
No matter how correct a mathematical theorem may appear to be, one ought never to be satisfied that there was not something imperfect about it until it also gives the impression of being beautiful.
It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.
Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.
I've never run into a guy who could win at the top level in anything today and didn't have the right attitude, didn't give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it; wasn't prepared and didn't have the whole program worked out.
Fear God and work hard.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen.
But if cattle and horses or lions had hands, or were able to draw with their hands and do the work that men can do, horses would draw the forms of the gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make their bodies such as they each had themselves.
In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
I had therefore, no hesitation in giving all the information I had, even though occasionally I tried to concentrate mainly on giving information about the results of my own work.
Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more.
The work of the gods, the universe, is repeated and imitated by men on their own scale.
If the work is going well and it's something that has value with some meaning to it, it gives back a lot.