I have given my life and all I am to it, and now I want my last act to be to give it all I have, to the last cent.
No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
I’m not much given to making shamanistic remarks about all this, but I’m a great believer in the dream life. If I can carry without spilling whatever it is that drips into my head in the night to my desk, then that’s valuable.
We suffered a terrible blow on 11 September 2001. We responded with fear and anger. A fight-or-flight response is adaptive in any species. For us, given our power, fight was the only response we could imagine.
When I found I had given birth to a human wreckage, to a child that was an imbecile, my heart was broken.
You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency.
Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
Textbooks are no longer given to schoolchildren; they’re too expensive. So they’re given to the teachers, who probably need them more.
A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science and becomes a master in that science when he has learned that he is going to be a beginner all his life.