Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages.
What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them.
Show me a person who doesn't like to laugh and I'll show you a person with a toe tag.
And you know, life is a constant learning experience. I learn so much with my kids. I read tons of books and study what they're studying.
One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.
To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.
I think Les Moonves is the most highly overrated person in television.
I have a name, I have to take advantage of it.
If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.
The prejudice was so bad in the United States at that time that a dark person with a white person would not be served in a restaurant. My father, mother, and I would try it occasionally. We would sit there, and the food would never come.
My career decisions have nothing to do with my personal life.
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.
It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it.
Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
When I read Thirteen Days I was moved by it. It was just a great time for the world, in terms of looking back in history and seeing how we got ourselves into trouble and how we got ourselves out of trouble.
I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.
I found the right man, got married, and just had to keep not reinventing myself, just deciding that it doesn't matter what you are if you are a good person.