You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
A person preaches well that lives well.
An idea is salvation by imagination
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.