Something that’s seldom appreciated about me is that I am in sympathy with a great deal of what Marx wrote, except that I’m on the side of the bourgeoisie.
A national government using New Deal programs and the massive defense spending beginning with World War II and continuing through the Cold War was Johnson’s vehicle for expanding the Southern economy and making it, as he hoped, one of the more prosperous regions of the country.
This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible.
The intelligence of the lower forms of animal life, like a great deal of human intelligence, does not involve a self.
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
I don’t pretend to understand the Universe – it’s a great deal bigger than I am.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
It is not the thing you fear that you must deal with: it is the mother of the thing you fear.
Depression is a surfeit of empathy – a killing empathy – that makes depressives great friends to everyone but themselves. Having a self is a rough business, and depressives can empathize with others who have to deal with it, but not with themselves.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?