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.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.