Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Thought is free.
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.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
I am not now That which I have been.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.