Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
I truly felt that was going to be my last tour. So here we are again and I'm saying this will probably be my last tour. That's truly the way I'm looking at it.
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don't say in Power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere... Being a human being is what truly counts. That's where you'll find me.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with.
I truly believe that all power corrupts. Such is probably the thinking behind every political film ever made in Hollywood.
We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,' but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
What do you say when someone has truly inspired you? How do you express to an artist how deeply their work has affected you?
It's funny when people say, 'I don't think Julia likes me.' Honey, if I don't like you, you're going to know about it.
I do resent that when you're in the most cool, powerful time of your life, which is your 40s, you're put out to pasture. I think women are so much cooler when they're older. So it's a drag that we're not allowed to age.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
The music of the Gypsies belongs in the sphere of improvisation rather than in any other, without which it would have no power to exist.
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered?
At this time, my work on the SPS power supplies had just come to an end; I joined a study group on the pp project and an experimental team studying cooling in a small ring (ICE).
People say that I'm always late, but that's a myth.
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.