To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.
Osama bin Laden, the person, more likely serves the function of a stand-in. Compare the new terrorists with partisans or conventional terrorists in Israel. These people often fight in a decentralized manner in small, autonomous units, too.
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
There is much, of course, in the exclusive claims of Christianity which make it hostile to other faiths.
The problem with merely writing so that you can be understood is that the wrong people, in advancing their agendas, are only too ready to misunderstand you. Writing so that you cannot be misunderstood anticipates and preempts those who would willfully distort what you are trying to say.
I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.
There are more truths in twenty-four hours of a man’s life than in all the philosophies.
That which is cannot be true.