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.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
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.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.