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.
Quote by Plato
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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.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard, becomes a second time a child.
Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
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.
I think women want to take care of themselves, and I think having a voice in how that is done is very important.
I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of 'work,' because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don't always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep.
When, as we must often do, we fear science, we really fear ourselves.
How goodness heightens beauty!
I've been on so many movies. Generally, I haven't gotten to be on the ground level. As of two years ago, in 'Dear John,' I got to really be on the ground floor. I wasn't a producer. I felt like I put the work in, and I did have a lot of sway on what got fixed, reshoots, so on and so forth. It felt really good.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
If you can make people understand why freedom is so important through the arts, that would be a big help.
There is a fundamental situation in which the country has reached rock bottom, that a mother can't send her children out of the house in the morning. The country has reached rock bottom and this needs to be changed.
If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.
Jerusalem is a time bomb that I fear is just waiting to go off.