All the evolution we know of proceeds from the vague to the definite.
Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
I believe art is utterly important. It is one of the things that could save us.
I have the feeling that a lot of poets writing now are – they sort of tap dance through it.
Wasn’t it Emerson who said, ‘My life is for itself and not for a spectacle’? I have a happy, full, good life because I hold it private.
The perception of linked fate and that feeling of being always on the spot as a representative of the race, at least in mixed company, are features of African American life that predate affirmative action and arise outside of its presence.
The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations – human emotions – taking an intellectual form.
First, his job approval ratings have been trending down for many months, a trend that has accelerated in recent weeks as the war on terrorism has been supplanted in the public’s mind by corporate scandals, stock market declines, and a growing sense of economic insecurity.
Community begins in mystery and ends in administration. Leaders move away from people and into paper.
It will sometimes strike a scientific man that the philosophers have been less intent on finding out what the facts are, than on inquiring what belief is most in harmony with their system.