Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
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I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
War is the business of barbarians.
Imagination rules the world.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Beware of false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.
When we talk about how movies used to be made, it was over 100 years of film, literal, physical film, with emulsion, that we would expose to light and we would get pictures.
When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them.
It's the federal government's job to secure the border.
Sydney in the 1960s wasn't the exuberant multicultural metropolis it is today. Out in the city's western reaches, days passed in a sun-struck stupor. In the evenings, families gathered on their verandas waiting for the 'southerly buster' - the thunderstorm that would break the heat and leave the air cool enough to allow sleep.
No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim.
History tells us that America does best when the private sector is energetic and entrepreneurial and the government is attentive and engaged. Who among us, really, would, looking back, wish to edit out either sphere at the entire expense of the other?
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.