True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.
If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little – somebody who is obsessed by Making.
I put out a call on Twitter and Facebook and email for women to tell me their stories about their abortions. And many women said, ‘I told my boyfriend I was pregnant, and that was the last I ever heard of them.’
Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.
In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.
Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.
The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility; he can never admit an error.