The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.