A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
A jug fills drop by drop.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.