To hear of a thousand deaths in war is terrible, and we ‘know’ that it is. But as it registers on our hearts, it is not more terrible than one death fully imagined.
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
In some cases non-violence requires more militancy than violence.
In 1945, there were more people killed, more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off, more fires burning than before or since.
Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
Freedom is coming to mean little more than the right to ask permission.
If I was freer than I had ever been in my life, I was not yet entirely free, for I still hung on to an idea that had been set deep in me by all my schooling so far: I was a bright boy and I ought to make something out of myself… something else that would be a cut or two above my humble origins.
I would rather start a family than finish one.
There is no greater excitement than to support an intellectual wife and have her support you. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you.