You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
The plain man is familiar with blindness and deafness, and knows from his everyday experience that the look of things is influenced by his senses; but it never occurs to him to regard the whole world as the creation of his senses.
The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.
I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person.
I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.
There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
I never - you know also one of the things that would save me for a man my age, it was not that easy to lose that much weight and fall down and look like something draped.
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums.
The best way to know God is to love many things.
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon; Ireland's history in their lineaments trace; think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.
There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.
The last thing I want to become is one of those talking heads where everything is satiny smooth and you know what the next question is going to be.
The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.
Men don't want another man to look at their woman because they don't know how to handle it.