Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
The sacred reveals absolute reality and at the same time makes orientation possible; hence it founds the world in the sense that it fixes the limits and establishes the order of the world.
When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time.
No human creature can give orders to love.
Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her.
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.
A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
Accordingly, since nothing prevents the earth from moving, I suggest that we should now consider also whether several motions suit it, so that it can be regarded as one of the planets. For, it is not the center of all the revolutions.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
In a way, one gets stability from being able to order the rational mind.
Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas.
The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.
There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
I was never polluted by the world of cinema. I didn't even have a TV until I was 16. My expression is a reflection of the world I have seen, and in that world everyone was barefoot in bathing suits, following the order of the sea, the natural order of sunrise and sunset.
The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
I like to rehearse with the actors scenes that are not in the script and will not be in the film because what we're really doing is trying to establish their character, and good acting to me is about reacting.
No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand.
Every generation needs a new revolution.
All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.