Countries and states which have capital punishment have a much higher rate of murder and crime than countries that do not, so that makes sense to me, and the moral question - I struggle with it morally.
A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
The intention was to shoot short films that can exist as shorts independently, but when I put them all together, there are things that echo through them like the dialogue repeats; the situation is always the same, the way they're shot is very simple and the same.
It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
As an individual, I myself feel impelled to fancy a limitless succession of Universes. Each exists, apart and independently, in the bosom of its proper and particular God.
People read things into my commercials that don't even exist.
People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
Making a movie requires 20 to 500 people to make and a lot of money and the stakes are a lot higher.
In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
Man may be considered as a superior species of animal that produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains,
I don't need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
I was even superior to the Communists and when they didn't go along with me, I quit them.
Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture I am still confused. But on a higher level.
In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding.
The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.