My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.
If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.
Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling.
There is hardly a case in which the dispute was not caused by a woman.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
Every observed change of place is caused by a motion of either the observed object or the observer or, of course, by an unequal displacement of each.
Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say "yes" to life?
If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.
I've realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don't trust my instincts - Thats when I get in trouble.
I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
In Paris, one is always reminded of being a foreigner. If you park your car wrong, it is not the fact that it's on the sidewalk that matters, but the fact that you speak with an accent.
The king must die so that the country can live.
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong.
A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
Physicians, when the cause of disease is discovered, consider that the cure is discovered.
I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life.
I wish I were supernaturally strong so I could put right everything that is wrong.