Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.