Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
I am not young enough to know everything.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
It takes a long time to grow young.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.