It’s often said that the digital revolution that puts a TV camera in everyone’s hands makes everyone a filmmaker. It’s [nonsense]. What makes someone a filmmaker is somebody who knows how to tell a story and telling a story.
—Ken Burns (American Documentary Filmmaker)
Better that we should die fighting than be outraged and dishonored. Better to die than to live in slavery.
—Emmeline Pankhurst (British Suffragist)
Whenever possible, it is always good to act in kindness. It is always possible.
—The 14th Dalai Lama (Tibetan Buddhist Religious Leader)
As for food, half of my friends have dug their graves with their teeth.
—Chauncey Depew (American Lawyer, Politician)
Prayer should be the means by which I, at all times, receive all that I need, and, for this reason, be my daily refuge, my daily consolation, my daily joy, my source of rich and inexhaustible joy in life.
—John Chrysostom (Archbishop of Constantinople)
Those who yield their souls captive to the brief intoxication of love, if no higher and holier feeling mingle with and consecrate their dream of bliss, will shrink trembling from the pangs that attend their waking.
—August Wilhelm Schlegel (German Poet, Critic, Scholar)
To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.
—Confucius (Chinese Philosopher)
I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large Garden.
—Abraham Cowley (English Poet)
Only where we ourselves are responsible for our own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value. We are neither entitled to be unselfish at someone else’s expense nor is there any merit in being unselfish if we have no choice. The members of a society who in all respects are made to do the good thing have no title to praise.
—Friedrich Hayek (British Economist, Social Philosopher)
The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.
—Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese Buddhist Religious Leader)
As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.
—J. Robert Oppenheimer (American Physicist)
Nothing is easier than to judge what has substance and quality; to comprehend it is harder; and what is hardest is to combine both functions and produce an account of it.
—Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (German Philosopher )
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
—Margaret Fuller (American Journalist, Feminist)
Stupidity is better kept a secret than displayed.
—Heraclitus (Ancient Greek Philosopher)