No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.
Quote by Plato
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There's a victory, and defeat the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Knowledge is true opinion.
I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the 'message,' even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form.
Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man.
I love making movies and hope to write my own screenplay someday and do some producing and be behind-the-scenes as well.
At the end of the day, sleep is a barometer of your emotional health. And so if you're not in the right place where you need to be, then you're going to have voices keeping you up at night because you have to work through those issues.
Some of the companies we helped start are names you know. An office supply company called Staples - where I'm pleased to see the Obama campaign has been shopping The Sports Authority, which became a favorite of my sons. We started an early childhood learning center called Bright Horizons that First Lady Michelle Obama rightly praised.
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
Imagine someone holding forth on biology whose only knowledge of the subject is 'The Book of British Birds,' and you have a rough idea of what it feels like to read Richard Dawkins on theology.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.
Back in the East you can't do much without the right papers, but with the right papers you can do anything The believe in papers. Papers are power.