Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
I have taken an oath in my heart to oppose communism until the day I die.
States are like people. They do not question the awful status quo until some dramatic event overturns the conventional and lax way of thinking.
I read Plato’s ‘Republic.’ I read it through about five times until I could actually understand it.
It wasn’t until I’d turned 50 and had been in the business 25 years that I realized I might actually have a career as an actor.
Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.
Women have not yet realized the cowardice that resides, for if they should decide to do so, they would be able to fight you until death; and to prove that I speak the truth, amongst so many women, I will be the first to act, setting an example for them to follow.
I believe that our friends among the dead really mind us and look out for us. Often there might be a big boulder of misery over your path about to fall on you, but your friends among the dead hold it back until you have passed by.
The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
How can you dare teach a man to read until you’ve taught him everything else first?