No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job
Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books
Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.
The great moments of life are but moments like the others. Your doom is spoken in a word or two. A single look from the eyes, a mere pressure of the hand, may decide it; or of the lips, though they cannot speak.
of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible
impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and now, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I'm in.
We do not remember days; we remember moments.
It's weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don't even amount to a couple of hours.
The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges
Wait for those unguarded moments. Relax the mood and, like the child dropping off to sleep, the subject often reveals his truest self.
Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.
Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
It may be life is only worthwhile at moments. Perhaps that is all we ought to expect.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man
It' in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Our noisy years seem moments in the being Of the eternal Silence.
Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs,alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself,he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.