Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
Terrorism is like jujitsu: The small players win if they make the large player use his strength against himself.
I use the language I use to my friends. They wouldn’t believe me if I used some high-flown literary language. I want them to believe me.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
I feel that God has given me a very special opportunity that I should not let go to waste. I use the gift he has given me.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.
There is something about the way that Greek poets, say Aeschylus, use metaphor that really attracts me. I don’t think I can imitate it, but there’s a density to it that I think I’m always trying to push towards in English.
One way to find food for thought is to use the fork in the road, the bifurcation that marks the place of emergence in which a new line of development begins to branch off.
Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not.