Don’t take the will for the deed; get the deed.
Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.
The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer.
New York is the perfect model of a city, not the model of a perfect city.
Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life’s further development.
Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.