A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
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.
I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.
A large part of acting is just pretending. You get to work with these other great make-believers all making believe as hard as they can.
He was as great as a man can be without morality.
We should all aspire in life to do a multitude of things well - to be a great father to be a good husband to be a good lover you know to try to do things the best you can is very important to me.
A great wind swept over the ghetto carrying away shame invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze friendly almost gentle.
A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs.
Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at and humbled for his sins.
A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish that he did not only sigh but roar.
Mistakes are part of the game. It's how well you recover from them that's the mark of a great player.
Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
I played a great horse yesterday! It took seven horses to beat him.
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.
I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.
Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false the opposite of a great truth is also true.
His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours.
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.
Every gift which is given even though is be small is in reality great if it is given with affection.
Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.
The great thing about the United States and the historically magnetic effect it has had on a lot of people like me is its generosity to put it simply.
Ambition is an idol on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation plan carefully before making a move and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
One of the great questions of philosophy is do we innately have morality or do we get it from celestial dictation? A study of the Ten Commandments is a very good way of getting into and resolving that issue.
Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.
It is better wither to be silent or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word and do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
When I meet people who say - which they do all of the time - 'I must just tell you my great aunt had cancer of the elbow and the doctors gave her 10 seconds to live but last I heard she was climbing Mount Everest ' and so forth I switch off quite early.
I speak directly to the people and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican young or old.
I am a leader. Leaders always get heat. They're always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got heat Bob Marley got heat Miles Davis got heat. Every great artist got heat. Heat means you're doing something right.
The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed seeming to be dragged rather than to march to the intended goal. Something of this sort must I think always happen in public democratic assemblies.
Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism pride hardness and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.
All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
You are that vast thing that you see far far off with great telescopes.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be.
I tell students that even if they don't like math right now they can use math as a brain-sharpening tool - a tool that not only builds the foundation for a great career but that also builds self-confidence no matter what they choose to do with their lives.
You know be able to do something great in your life you're gonna have to realize your failures. You're gonna have to embrace them and figure out how to overcome it.
And that is the reason why this victory is great because different players have made contributions to the win.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
They never fail who die in a great cause.
I'm surrounded by nothing but great people. I've been blessed with that so really I've got no choice but to be an all-around good person.
Small debts are like small shot they are rattling on every side and can scarcely be escaped without a wound: great debts are like cannon of loud noise but little danger.
I will always listen to my coaches. But first I listen to my body. If what they tell me suits my body great. If my body doesn't feel good with what they say then always my body comes first.
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything.
There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both but by too much prudence may pass between them at too great a distance to reach either.
All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can't do something halfway three-quarters nine-tenths. If I'm going to do something I go all the way.
I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and would up every morning before I got out of bed I should instantly close with the offer.
The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.
There is only one home to the life of a river-mussel there is only one home to the life of a tortoise there is only one shell to the soul of man: there is only one world to the spirit of our race. If that world leaves its course and smashes on boulders of the great void whose world will give us shelter?
Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
In America the race goes to the loud the solemn the hustler. If you think you're a great writer you must say that you are.
The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.
It's wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago.
No man was ever great by imitation.
I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.
A am a great friend of public amusements they keep people from vice.
Well I think they broke the mould when they made me and being humble is one of my great assets.
Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.
I'm beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82.
Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.
I don't think actors should ever expect to get a role because the disappointment is too great. You've got to think of things as an opportunity. An audition's an opportunity to have an audience.
I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above and that all people may be one people.
To me acting is the most logical way for people's neuroses to manifest themselves in this great need we all have to express ourselves.
You've got to be ready to be in a great relationship.
By and large mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
Until you're ready to look foolish you'll never have the possibility of being great.
Women who marry early are often overly enamored of the kind of man who looks great in wedding pictures and passes the maid of honor his telephone number.
I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.
Hubris is one of the great renewable resources.
The great thing about being a print journalist is that you are permitted to duck. Cameramen get killed while the writers are flat on the floor. A war correspondent for the BBC dedicated his memoir to 50 fallen colleagues and I guarantee you they were all taking pictures. I am only alive because I am such a chicken.
He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man.
High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments.
Life should be great rather than long.
The internet is a great way to get on the net.
Great moments are born from great oppurtunities.
There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.
Let us develop the resources of our land call forth its powers build up its institutions promote all its great interests and see whether we also in our day and generation may not perform something worthy to be remembered.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
For there is no defense for a man who in the excess of his wealth has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
If I had my way if I was lucky enough if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state.
What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.
The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters and the small nations like prostitutes.
It is great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people.
It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere.
What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.
Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind.
It does not matter much whom we live with in this world but it matters a great deal whom we dream of.
Let's face it - think of Africa and the first images that come to mind are of war poverty famine and flies. How many of us really know anything at all about the truly great ancient African civilizations which in their day were just as splendid and glorious as any on the face of the earth?
He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it.
No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter he can only be a builder.
No human being however great or powerful was ever so free as a fish.
I try something new every night. It's an hour show if it works I maybe try it a few more times and then move that off and try something new. It's a great workshop for me.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
Idle people are often bored and bored people unless they sleep a lot are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.
Don't get involved in partial problems but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem even if this view is still not a clear one.
Police and firefighters are great but they don't create wealth. They protect it. That's crucial. Teaching is a wonderful profession. Teachers help educate people to become good citizens so that citizens can then go create wealth. But they don't create the wealth themselves.
The philosopher has never killed any priests whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
I can relate to having those people in your life that you feel are moving on to this great big normal life and you're like 'What's wrong with me?'
There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.
It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.
I wanted to learn everything I could about what it takes to be a great chef. It was a turning point for me.
I don't get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do there's always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy amused way.
I really think that there was a great advantage in many ways to being a woman. I think we are a lot better at personal relationships and then have the capability obviously of telling it like it is when it's necessary.
When I was 20 I thought I was 30 - but I was so far from it. When you're young you want everything to happen now. As you mature you can look back and see all the great things you achieved with time and patience.
I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life and not only life but that great consciousness of life.
Doing is the great thing for if people resolutely do what is right they come in time to like doing it.
If you want to become a great chef you have to work with great chefs. And that's exactly what I did.
I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.
Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.
Traffic was very very free. It was great.
I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.
You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be you will fall remain or rise with your thoughts your vision your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire as great as your dominant aspiration.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy only the artist the great artist knows how difficult it is.
Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
Wouldn't it be great if we could look forward to a whole world in which no child will be left behind?
Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It's the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.
When a great many people are unable to find work unemployment results.
I'm one of the great unemployed looking for the next job. I'm waiting for the right offer. Like anyone I want something that turns me on inside.
After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
Her angel's face As the great eye of heaven shined bright And made a sunshine in the shady place.
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities - brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
Any great warrior is also a scholar and a poet and an artist.
The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
Eventually I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
It's a great country where anybody can grow up to be president... except me.
A great thing can only be done by a great person and they do it without effort.
Anarchism is the great liberator of man from the phantoms that have held him captive it is the arbiter and pacifier of the two forces for individual and social harmony.
The great accomplishment of Jobs's life is how effectively he put his idiosyncrasies - his petulance his narcissism and his rudeness - in the service of perfection.
A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated enriched heart.
Every great person is always being helped by everybody for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.
When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.
The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object and pursue it for life.
When Religion and Royalty are swept away the people will attack the great and after the great they will fall upon the rich.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
The smallest flower is a thought a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole of whom they have a persistent intuition.
It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching childlike and of the race of giants.
Fortune which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.