The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
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.
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.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
Dare to risk public criticism.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
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.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.