A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
I don't really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don't, it's like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line.
Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one; for the larger the load, the greater will be the profit upon profit.
I've been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs.
Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.
I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.
The crises of modern man are to a large extent religious ones, insofar as they are an awakening of his awareness to an absence of meaning.
Well, I think they're all basically the same story. Every culture in the world has them. When you strip it down and analyze it, it's the young man or girl who goes through a trial or ordeal and hits a very low ebb but manages to get guidance from a Merlin type figure.
A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.
New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.
No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.
Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
Dream no small dream; it lacks magic. Dream large. Then make the dream real.
The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.
Smallness in a great man seems smaller by its disproportion with all the rest.
The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side, may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.
Man is always inclined to regard the small circle in which he lives as the center of the world and to make his particular, private lifethe standard of the universe and to make his particular, private life the standard of the universe. But he must give up this vain pretense, this petty provincial way of thinking and judging.
Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.