My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
I'm not sure I'm adult yet.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.