The marvelous thing about a good question is that it shapes our identity as much by the asking as it does by the answering.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.
The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
The great benefactors of individuals and of communities are the enlightened educators: the wise-teaching, mental and moral instructors and exemplars of our times.
Western civilization, Christianity, decency are struggling for their very lives. In this worldwide civil war, race prejudice is our most dangerous enemy, for it is a disease at the very root of our democratic life.
Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
If we moved from industrialized agriculture to re-localized organic agriculture, we could sequester about one quarter of the carbon moving into the air and destroying our glaciers, oceans, forests and lands.
Our understanding, great as it sometimes seems, can be nothing but the wide-eyed wonder of the child when measured against omniscience.