The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool.
Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
Because only man is capable to laugh, that means laughter is the highest point of consciousness, the highest point of understanding,the highest point of evolution. That's why I have started calling laughter "the prayer time."
My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.
Man - a being in search of meaning.
When man becomes reconciled to nature, when space becomes his true background, these words and concepts will have lost their meaning, and we will no longer have to use them.
If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
If a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third.
When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
The truth is - I found myself doing these huge action-adventure movies, and um, and which are cool man. And I really love doing them. And thankfully I haven't had too much dialogue, because if I had I would have really made a mess of it. You know what I mean?
The crises of modern man are to a large extent religious ones, insofar as they are an awakening of his awareness to an absence of meaning.
Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in the back while climbing a ladder.
For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.
You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.
You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon; Ireland's history in their lineaments trace; think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place.
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place. I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess.