I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.
There must be a positive and negative in everything in the universe in order to complete a circuit or circle, without which there would be no activity, no motion.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling.
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.
Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
I am thankful to the Nobel committee for recognising the plight of millions of children who are suffering in this modern age.
There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers.