Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
What is to give light must endure burning.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Moonlight is sculpture.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.