He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.
Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.
I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have to.
Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.
When His Holiness won the Nobel Peace Prize, there was a quantum leap. He is not seen as solely a Tibetan anymore; he belongs to the world.
No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.
It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years.
If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.
An intellectual hatred is the worst.
This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.
Impudence is the worst of all human diseases.
I am not one of the great composers. All the great have produced enormously. There is everything in their work - the best and the worst, but there is always quantity. But I have written relatively little.
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.
Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into the mysterious urn of destiny.
Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
The third point of reference is freedom of perception; it is intent; it is spirit; the somersault of thought into the miraculous; the act of reaching beyond our boundaries and touching the inconceivable.
Men imagine that they communicate their virtue or vice only by overt actions, and do not see that virtue or vice emit a breath every moment.
My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry.