The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but what they miss.
He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.
Go back to England, and tell them there, that Scotland's daughters and sons are yours no more. Tell them Scotland is free.
We don’t rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.
There are only two choices when your life falls apart: reflect on yourself, or run away from reality.
Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.
You played out your happiness on a piano that was not infinite. I learned to live that way.
I feel heartfelt sorrow for the mother of Private James Ryan and am willing to lay down my life and the lives of my men – especially you, Reiben – to ease her suffering.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.