If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
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 the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.