Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die.
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.
Advocates of ‘free speech’ often repeat the mantra that the best response to bad speech is more and better speech, not the suppression of the bad stuff.
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know.
No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.
Follow your own star!
To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.
We’re dabbling in eugenics all the time, breeding ideal crops to replace less aesthetic or nutritious or hardy varieties; leveling forests to graze cattle or erect shopping malls and condos; planting groves of a few familiar trees that homeowners and industries prefer.
To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.