One of the redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining what is humanly possible.Ambition, Sports0
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.Pain, Ambition0
A boo is a lot louder than a cheer, if you have 10 people cheering and one person booing all you hear is the booing.Popularity0
It taught me that pain has a reason, and that sometimes the experience of losing things - whether health or a car or an old sense of self - has its own value in the scheme of life. Pain and loss are great enhancers.Pain, Ambition0
I want all of you to know that I intend to beat this disease. And further, I intend to ride again as a professional cyclist.Health0
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.Wine0
Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.Learning, Education0
In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.Ambition, Desire0
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.Dreaming, Ambition0
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.Humanity0
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.Art0
Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of herself. She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance. She is a veil, rather than a mirror.Art0
I am not at all cynical, I have merely got experience, which, however, is very much the same thing.Experience0
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.Crying & Tears, Rain0
You have to believe in yourself, that's the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world.Self-Confidence0
I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.Humanity0
I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness -- not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another.
In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood, for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world -- millions of despairing men, women and little children -- victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say -- do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed -- the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people and so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes -- men who despise you -- enslave you -- who regiment your lives -- tell you what to do -- what to think or what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men -- machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate! Only the unloved hate -- the unloved and the unnatural!
Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the 17th Chapter of St. Luke it is written: 'the Kingdom of God is within man' -- not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power -- the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Then, in the name of democracy, let us use that power! Let us all unite! Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth the future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie! They do not fulfill their promise; they never will. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people! Now, let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
Soldiers! In the name of democracy, let us all unite!
I hope we shall abolish war and settle all differences at the conference table.
I hope we shall abolish all hydrogen and atom bombs before they abolish us first.
I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.America0
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.Failures, Laughing & Smile0
Mere imagination would indeed be mere trifling; only no imagination is mere.Imagination0
May some future student go over this ground again, and have the leisure to give his results to the world.Science0
The idea does not belong to the soul; it is the soul that belongs to the idea.Ideas0
Love is the answer. But while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.Love, Sex0
We're not talking about how long you're gonna live, we're talking about how slow you're gonna die.0
It is a part of the poet's work to show each man what he sees but does not know he sees.Writing, Poets0
Although there is a lot of Christian imagery in the books. That's undeniable. But that's an allusion to a belief system in which I was raised.Christianity0
I don't believe in playing down to children, either in life or in motion pictures. I didn't treat my own youngsters like fragile flowers, and I think no parent should. Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil, and that is what our pictures attempt to do.Children & Childhood, Education0
The loneliness does not come from the war. The war did not make it. It was the loneliness that made the war.War, Solitude & Being Alone0
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good as someone else.0
Genius is play, and man's capacity for achieving genius is infinite, and many may achieve genius only through play.Genius, Playing0
It is impossible not to notice that our world is tormented by failure, hate, guilt, and fear.Fear, Guilt, Hatred0