In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
Be that self which one truly is.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.