The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
And of course, the musician - if he's serious - always answers: My last album is my best, otherwise I wouldn't have done it.
Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.
Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.
Testing oneself is best when done alone.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
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 safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.
And then, build a bustling wonderful city of the 21st century, with a restoration of a spectacular skyline, which Manhattan, of course, needs. So, that is really the design as a whole.
Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
I think some people would love to be able to make the clothes I make - and of course, I do influence them, but they keep simplifying, and minimalism doesn't quite work.
He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times.
Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
The best way to know God is to love many things.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.
Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
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.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.
It is bitter to think of one's best years disappearing in this unpolished country.