Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
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.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
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.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.