Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Quote by Plato
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The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Wise men speak because they have something to say Fools because they have to say something.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Love is a serious mental disease.
There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
Christmas in L.A. is weird. There's no snow. It's not even cold.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that's called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.
I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot.
I think you can tell the food is close to my heart, too, because I'm doing what I do best.
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
Normally, I love to go to the movies and when I see a character portrayed by different actors at different ages, it kind of pops a little bit for me. It brings me out of the movie experience. Now we have the technology to cure that.