The humblest painter is a true scholar and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
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The seat of knowledge is in the head of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.
The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.
The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
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.