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The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
I've had great success being a total idiot.
On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
Charles Dudley Warner
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.
Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.
I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
A. C. Benson
The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.
Willem de Kooning
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