The good poet sticks to his real loves, those within the realm of possibility. He never tries to hold hands with God or the human race.
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 greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
I suppose what’s happened recently has confirmed suspicions I voiced in the book, and I think made clearer some of those things that I point out. For instance I have a section of the book where I talk about the possibility of torture.
Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.
I am one of those for whom superfluity is a necessity.
If we ensure access to health care and ‘best practice’ asthma treatment for children, especially those at high risk, there is the potential to save the health care system billions of dollars.
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.
Those in the international community that refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.
It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.