The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.
In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity.
Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.
The history of religions reaches down and makes contact with that which is essentially human: the relation of man to the sacred.
Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.
In history as in human life, regret does not bring back a lost moment and a thousand years will not recover something lost in a single hour.
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
It's a required part of your film history to know who Woody is. His movies are so wonderful, and not just funny but so insightful about human behavior.
Only through acknowledgment of the erasure and void of Jewish life can the history of Berlin and Europe have a human future.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world. Why don't I see a Frank Capra today? Because people aren't like this anymore? People haven't changed that much in 60 years.
Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions on the human mind.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
A human being is only breath and shadow.
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument, also the most emotional.
I never put out a history, I put out a dramatic history.
It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.
It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are.