Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Many men are contemptuous of riches few can give them away.
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Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find ourselves without experience, despite our years.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Few things are impracticable in themselves and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time.
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant.
My mother was a dominant force in my life. She had a very specific idea about education, which was: you should know everything about everything. It was quite simple. There was no exclusivity, and there really was no judgment.
Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
That's what's nice about directing a film and having it done: There's nothing more I can do about it. It's done. That's it. All I can do is let it go and hope that people are kind to it.
He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and small For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
'Untitled' is a time machine that can transport you to 1992, an edgy moment when the art world was crumbling, money was scarce, and artists like Tiravanija were in the nascent stages of combining Happenings, performance art, John Cage, Joseph Beuys, and the do-it-yourself ethos of punk. Meanwhile, a new art world was coming into being.
Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.
Science will explain how but not why. It talks about what is, not what ought to be. Science is descriptive, not prescriptive it can tell us about causes but it cannot tell us about purposes. Indeed, science disavows purposes.