All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy - it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.
From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
That a man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet.
A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery.
If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
I started to shortcircuit because I had high aspirations for the film. I never told anybody that.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
God chooses first, then you start feeling a hunger for him... men can not choose God, it is God who chooses man.
Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
The best way to hold a man is in your arms.
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
I refused ( to study under Rodin ) because nothing grows under large trees.
You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit.
You know what black hatred women feel toward me as soon as they see me, until I return inside my shell, they use every possible weapon. As soon as a generous man tries to help me out, a woman is here to hold his arm and prevent him from acting.
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.