I feel my brains, like a pear, to see if it's ripe; it will be exquisite by September.
The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
For what then matters is to bear witness to the uniquely human potential at its best, which is to transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement.
We stumbled on in the darkness, over big stones and through large puddles, along the one road running through the camp. The accompanying guards kept shouting at us and driving us with the butts of their rifles. Anyone with very sore feet supported himself on his neighbor's arm. Hardly a word was spoken; the icy wind did not encourage talk. Hiding his hand behind his upturned collar, the man marching next to me whispered suddenly: "If our wives could see us now! I do hope they are better off in their camps and don't know what is happening to us."
Forbearance, compassion and incorruptible virtue are the three pillars of a happy life. Only such a life can be called civilized; the rest is barbarian existence.
Gain is deposited in my right hand, victory in my left. Let me become a conqueror of cattle, horses, wealth, and gold.
The Divine Guru has opened his eyes. Doubt has been dispelled; my service has been successful.
The heavens have stood, the earth has stood, all creatures have stood. The mountains have stood upon their foundation, the horses in the stable I have caused to stand.
It has not dawned upon most of us that we do not need some new thing so much as some old things that would be new if anybody tried them.
Ask me no reason why I love you; for though Love use Reason for his physician, he admits him not for his counselor.
The legal system doesn't have parental rights for robots.
Experience has ways of boiling over, and making us correct our present formulas
O my Bergson, you are a magician, and your book is a marvel, a real wonder in the history of philosophy . . . In finishing it I found . . . such a flavor of persistent euphony, as of a rich river that never foamed or ran thin, but steadily and firmly proceeded with its banks full to the brim.
The prince of darkness may be a gentleman, as we are told he is, but whatever the God of earth and heaven is, He can surely be no gentleman. His menial services are needed in the dust of our human trials, even more than his dignity is needed in the empyrean.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he ceases to be loved.
There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.
Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven't been cut off.
Not to be obliged, like so many others, to choose between the insipid and the atrocious.
Oh, the fools, like a lot of good little schoolboys, scared to death of anything they've been taught is wrong!
There is no need to be unhappy. There is no need to be sad. There is no need to be disappointed, or oppressed, or aggrieved. There is no need for illness or failure or discouragement. There is no necessity for anything but success, good health, prosperity, and an abounding interest and joy in life.