It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth, that life is but a sojourn.
Quote by Plato
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Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
We do not learn and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state.
Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.
Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality they discourse like angels, but they live like men.
A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.
I got all the respect in the world for the front-runners in this race, but ask yourself: If we replace a Democratic insider with a Republican insider, you think we're really going to change Washington, D.C.? You don't have to settle for Washington and Wall Street insiders who supported the Wall Street bailout and the Obamacare individual mandate.
You know, God gave me a gift to do other things besides play the game of basketball.
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Art is good, bad, boring, ugly, useful to us or not.
My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person.
A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.