The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
I tend to go for women with common sense. Being down to earth stands out more than looks.
The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.
We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart.
It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.
Truth stands even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
One feels very blessed to be born into a family like the Birla family which is a household name in India which stands for tradition is yet contemporary stands for trust.
If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things.
Who hears me who understands me becomes mine a possession for all time.
We're understanding what Obama is. He is the great teacher. He is this guy that stands above everybody. There's some condescension in it but he stands above everybody and says 'Now listen. You people have to stop blaming each other unreasonably. You have to get along here and I am going to show you the way.' It is a pretty brave role in many ways.
It's very easy for me to say what success is. I think success is connecting with an audience who understands you and having a dialogue with them. I think success is continuing to push yourself forward creatively and not sort of becoming a caricature of yourself.
I think that my past stands me in good stead in that it does have a certain strength for musicians.
How one stands up to any sort of allegation in the heat of political battle reveals the strength and nature of your character. It's one of the reasons we have campaigns.
The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind strength for the weak and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
The writer is the person who stands outside society independent of affiliation and independent of influence.
I don't believe society understands what happens when everything is available knowable and recorded by everyone all the time.
He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.
The product of mental labor - science - always stands far below its value because the labor-time necessary to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor-time required for its original production.
We believe that according the name 'investors' to institutions that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a 'romantic.'
I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands even if he's wrong. Than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.
Mysticism poor mysticism! When it is underestimated and oversimplified it comes down from its original sphere and stands beside religion.
Indeed in view of its function religion stands in greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate principles than even the dogmas of science.