Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
It ain't over 'til it's over.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Effective action is always unjust.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
An idea is salvation by imagination
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.