Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.
Today, if you have an Internet connection, you have at your fingertips an amount of information previously available only to those with access to the world’s greatest libraries – indeed, in most respects what is available through the Internet dwarfs those libraries, and it is incomparably easier to find what you need.
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
There is also an epidemic of infertility in this country. There are more women who have put off child-bearing in favor of their professional lives. For them, the only way they are going to have a family is to adopt from China.
Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self elements. There’s no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected.
I don’t think there’s such a thing as autobiographical fiction. If I say it happened, it happened, even if only in my mind.
To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one’s landlady.