He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.
There is one rule for industrialists and that is: make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
I spend a good portion of my dinner-party conversation defending America because no matter what the political agenda, it's still a fantastic, amazing place.
When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
To do nothing is also a good remedy.
May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur; quite to the contrary, I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty years of my life my life has been an open book of service to my fellow architects and for the public good.
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.
I leave to others the decision as to the good or evil tendencies of my character, but such as it is it shines upon my countenance, and there it can easily be detected by any physiognomist.
Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
The stuff that I got in trouble for, the casting for The Godfather or the flag scene in Patton, was the stuff that was remembered, and was considered the good work.
I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.
The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.
What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his.
Those who consider the Devil to be a partisan of Evil and angels to be warriors for Good accept the demagogy of the angels. Things are clearly more complicated.