All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
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.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.