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.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
The day of individual happiness has passed
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.