The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?
If your mind is empty, it is ready for anything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.
When you understand one thing through and through, you understand everything.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like.