All warfare is based on deception.
If the mass of people hesitate to act, strike with swiftly and with boldness, the brave heart that understands and seizes opportunity can everything.
Johann von Goethe
Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last, dependent.
In the different voice of women lies the truth of an ethic of care, the tie between relationship and responsibility, and the origins of aggression in the failure of connection.
A collections of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.
I've also gotten to play in front of a million people in Central Park when there was a grass roots movement calling for nuclear disarmament - it was about 1982 - they called it Peace Sunday.
What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.
A purpose you impart is no longer your own.
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.
God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible.
Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.
If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.
Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation.
I adore adverbs they are the only qualifications I really much respect.
Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again.
Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals.
Technology will eventually destroy the way schools are run now.
People do not mind their faults being spread out before them, but they become impatient if called on to give them up.
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
By seeking and blundering we learn.
A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days.
People may live as much retired from the world as they like, but sooner or later they find themselves debtor or creditor to some one.
The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.
A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.
The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing.
We can offer up much in the large, but to make sacrifices in little things is what we are seldom equal to.
We need more transparency and accountability in government so that people know how their money is being spent. That means putting budgets online, putting legislation online.
A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher.
Because of my age and because there's more work on the small screen. What it's missing in quality it makes up for in quantity. From an actor's selfish point of view.
Whether a person shows themselves to be a genius in science or in writing a song, the only point is, whether the thought, the discovery, or the deed, is living and can live on.
Science has been seriously retarded by the study of what is not worth knowing and of what is not knowable.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.
Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.
Taste is only to be educated by contemplation, not of the tolerably good but of the truly excellent. I therefore show you only the best works; and when you are grounded in these, you will have a standard for the rest, which you will know how to value, without overrating them.
Copyrighted © 2019 — Quotation.io. All rights reserved.