Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
The best way to study is to go to the Cecchetti method for about a year and draw onto all the highest points and then put that into the general method.
The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind.
Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
In order for us to liberate the energy of our strength, our weakness must first have a chance to reveal itself.
The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead.
A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Bound, we knew it was going to be about lesbians. We made it for people who are kind of like us, who are generally kind of bored by movies today.
Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
The life of our generation is now set. We do not have the power to influence the flow of events, and no right to offer advice to the next generation.
Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.
Choosing to generate and flow unconditional love is the only permanent way to end suffering.
Kenya doesn't have much of an infrastructure for hosting a film of this scale. Our producer decided that for the film to really work it had to be in Kenya.
We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology , their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life.
Taste is the common sense of genius.
I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.