Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
We (Greeks) are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
I have some security that could protect me against provocations but of course there are more terrible actions that could not be stopped by any security.
These sorts of things can happen, identities can be switched, the emotional implications are something that he has not been trained to feel. His whole life has been about separating himself from these sorts of actions.
I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.
I signal with an independent label, Continuum. After that I put out a totally independent record, sold fourteen thousand of them from my basement, bought a house, started raising my kid, made a decent living.
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
When the characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action, in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
I will never forget my beautiful days with you in Shanklin, they are certainly the most pleasant ones of my life. Look, I have tears in my eyes just to think about it. I am furious to be here, it is the end of happiness for a whole year.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.
I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.
I had no desire to be an film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me.
If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.
If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you'll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry.
But I think it is a serious issue to wonder about the other platonic absolutes of say beauty and morality.
This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.
I'd like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves.