A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Humility is attentive patience.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
Give up trying to make me give up
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.