As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little – somebody who is obsessed by Making.
One does not expect to be comfortable in prison. As a matter of fact, one’s mental suffering is so much greater than any common physical distress that the latter is almost forgotten.
The ultimate lesson is that there is no immunity, no matter our age or the size of our retirement account, from going through constant cycles of integration and disintegration in which we are humbled and hopefully set to rights with the world again.
The right of such control is already admitted by the State Socialists, though they maintain that, as a matter of fact, the individual would be allowed a much larger liberty than he now enjoys.
It’s a matter of life and death for this country. The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Malicious lying is usually a matter of need, but often the cruelest things we say are the truth.
The soul of the world is in the whole world, and is everywhere so adapted to matter that, at each place, it produces the proper subject and causes the proper actions.
You come for the money, you don’t come to Barefoot College. You come for the work and the challenge, you’ll come to the Barefoot College. That is where we want you to try crazy ideas. Whatever idea you have, come and try it. It doesn’t matter if you fail. Battered, bruised, you start again.