Alexis de Tocqueville
A large part of acting is just pretending. You get to work with these other great make-believers, all making believe as hard as they can.
I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
I wear black skinny-fit jeans – I can’t get away from them. It’s funny because I wore baggy jeans for ages, then one day my friend convinced me to try on a skinny pair and I thought they were great.
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it those who have, fear it.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
You know, be able to do something great in your life, you’re gonna have to realize your failures. You’re gonna have to embrace them and figure out how to overcome it.
I tell students that even if they don’t like math right now, they can use math as a brain-sharpening tool – a tool that not only builds the foundation for a great career, but that also builds self-confidence, no matter what they choose to do with their lives.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.