Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
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.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.