The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once.
Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
In time we hate that which we often fear.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.
But I suppose film is distinctive because of its nature, of its being able to cut through time with editing.
Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
President Kennedy was willing to go to war. He was not a coward. The man had been in war and so had Ken O'Donnell. He was ready to protect this nation, but he was not ready for a military solution just because it was being rammed down his throat.
Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
I felt for a long time that this is what I want to do so I'm happy at this point to just take my time and work on projects that I feel strongly about, and the rest of the time just live my life.
Star Wars hasn't changed my life at all.
Faithfulness in the performance of small duties gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations that life will someday force us to make.
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.