The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.
Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.
The heart of standing is you cannot fly.
The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition.
This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.
There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment – and nothing more corrupting.
The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.