Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a town of five hundred families.
I don't think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so
Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over again. You can hit a half-court shot once. That's just the luck of the draw. If you consistently do it... that's excellence.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
It's really interesting working in television as opposed to the theater, where you know the arc of the character and you are able to create this whole backstory.
Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.
My belief is that we were put into this world of wonders and beauty with a special ability to appreciate them, in some cases to have the fun of taking a hand in developing them, and also in being able to help other people instead of overreaching them and, through it all, to enjoy life - that is, to be happy.
You have to be able to accept failure to get better.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.
I feel like if I live the Christian life, then the people should be able to see it in my everyday actions.
Sustainable development is a proven catalyst for Xerox innovation.
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax.
My dream role would be a role that is entertaining and 'massy,' and it should be able to make people laugh and cry and make the audience scared of me and then make them fall in love with me again.
Home, to me, is where I am and where I feel most comfortable. Obviously, Malaysia is home. In L.A., my home is my apartment because that's my Malaysia.
Polo is a great thing to do with your kids and your family - it is a great day out. And to me, horses are amazing creatures that give you this cable to Earth and put you in conta
You have the right to kill me, but you don't have the right to judge me. That's life. There's nobility in that. There's focus. It's genuine. It's crystal and it's pure and it's available to everybody, so just shut your traps and put down your McDonalds, your vaccines, your Us Weekly, your TMZ and the rest of it.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
I feel more comfortable in a place like Brighton - a town, with one centre, one bus station, one train station. And there are so many arty, creative people, and things are less rushed, less stressed.
No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
I don't know if I'm able to play a cop for the rest of my life.
A first date should be elegant. In comfortable surroundings. A place with excellent food, where you can talk easily and get to know each other.
Bear in mind how valuable a secular Turkey is for the world.
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'
The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed.
We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling.
It's not that we poor men are so powerful to be able to banish the devil. It's that God gives us the power.