Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.
There is something about boldness and fearlessness and being free enough to speak what is on one’s mind that warrants freedom.
Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes.
The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception.
When I was a boy, the priest, my uncle, carefully inculcated upon me this proverb, which I then learned and have ever since kept in my mind: ‘Dico tibi verum, Libertas optima rerum; Nunquam servili, sub nexu vivito, fili.’ ‘I tell you a truth: Liberty is the best of things, my son; never live under any slavish bond.’
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.
Somebody who was born in this country who visited China would later face difficulty getting back in to the USA. We have to keep in mind that the struggles of the Chinese against these exclusion laws really laid down the foundations of civil rights law.
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing. But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible.