Most religions assume that you find purpose through some agent that sits above or outside the world and imbues it with purpose.
It is necessary above all that the citizens, who have rallied round the constitution, should be assured that the rights it guarantees will be respected with such a scrupulous fidelity as will reduce to despair its enemies, hidden or avowed.
Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.
We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness, because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves.
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
The wise are above books.
I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.
A good-humored wife who appreciates most, if not all, of my humor – her price is far above rubies, as the book of Proverbs doesn’t quite say.