I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
A warrior is a hunter. He calculates everything. That's control. Once his calculations are over, he acts. He lets go. That's abandon. A warrior is not a leaf at the mercy of the wind. No one can push him; no one can make him do thingsagainst himself or against his better judgment. A warrior is tuned to survive, and he survives in the best of all possible fashions.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.
The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you.
Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
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.
They say that the best furniture and clothing design from the '50s and '60s is Scandinavian or Milanese.
I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
This is the manner of noble souls: they do not want to have anything for nothing; least of all, life. Whoever is of the mob wants to live for nothing; we others, however, to whom life gave itself, we always think about what we might best give in return... One should not wish to enjoy where one does not give joy.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date.