Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Live to the point of tears.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.