There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement and respect for civil and human rights. Dr. King did not stir us to move for our civil rights to have them taken away in these kinds of fashions.
Great writers arrive among us like new diseases threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.
Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.
Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
All of us in society are supposed to believe that cruelty to animals is wrong and that it is a good thing to prevent needless suffering. So if that is true, how can meat be acceptable under any but the most extraordinary circumstances, such as perhaps roasting the bird who died flying into a window?
It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us.
As soon as something happens to us in America, everyone begins talking about healing. But before you heal, you have to mourn.
This gives us more time to attend the inner need.