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.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
A person preaches well that lives well.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.