I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.
I believe - though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert - that this war is about what most wars are about: hegemony, money, power and oil.
There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians. They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
And the Marshall Plan, to us, meant a general who had turned into a secretary of state, and that the secretary of state saw the necessity of the reconstruction of these European countries that had suffered so heavily.
Often they benefit who suffer wrong.
It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one.
Power ceases in the instant of repose;? It resides in the moment of transition from past to a new state.
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 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.
There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
Never laugh at those who suffer; suffer sometimes those who laugh.
People in the United Kingdom and outside the United States share my bemusement with the United States that America doesn't share with itself.
What scares me is what scares you. We're all afraid of the same things. That's why horror is such a powerful genre. All you have to do is ask yourself what frightens you and you'll know what frightens me.
It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.
War is the greatest plague that can affect humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
I like to make music, I like rap music. Even if I'm white, I support that music. If I want to support it or any other white kid wants to support it more power to them.
Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy.
I feel it now: there's a power in me to grasp and give shape to my world I know that nothing has ever been real without my beholding it. All becoming has need me..
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.