(Lecturing to college students) was like being in a house with a whole set of very bright baboons. You expected them to burst into human speech at any minute, but they never did.
(Marriage) is the merciless revealer, the great white searchlight turned on the darkest places of human nature.
Be respectful of words. They mean something.
Death always leaves one singer to mourn.
Death cancels our engagements, but it does not affect the consequences of our acts in life.
Defeat in this world is no disgrace if you fought well and fought for the right thing.
Don't sidestep suffering. You have to go through it to get where you're going.
Each generation must get on the same old merry-go-round, only disguised in a fresh coat of paint.
Education must be taken out of the hands of rich illiterates, third rate politicians, and put where it belongs: in the care of scholars.
Evil is dull, that is the worst of it...
Freedom is a dangerous intoxicant and very few people can tolerate it in any quantity...
Freedom, remember, is not the same as liberty.
God does not know whether a skin is black or white, He sees only souls.
I'm not afraid of life and I'm not afraid of death: Dying's the bore.
If you are required to kill someone today, on the promise of a political leader that someone else shall live in peace tomorrow, believe me, you are not only a double murderer, you are a suicide, too.
It's a man's world, and you men can have it.
Love is a state in which one lives who loves, and whoever loves has given himself away; love then, and not marriage, is belonging.
Love must be learned and learned again; There is no end.
Miracles are instantaneous, they cannot be summoned, but come of themeselves, usually at unlikely moments and to those who least expect them.
People can be destroyed; they can be bent, distorted, and completely crippled... In spite of all the poetry, all the philosophy to the contrary, we are not really masters of our fate.
The past is never where you think you left it.
The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own- even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
There seems to be a kind of order in the universe, in the movement of the stars and the turning of the earth and the changing of the seasons, and even in the cycle of human life. But human life itself is almost pure chaos. Everyone takes his stance, asserts his own rights and feelings, mistaking the motives of others, and his own.
These are trials in which the judge, the counsel, the jury, and the witnesses are the criminals, not the accused.
Untrained minds have always been a nuisance to the military police of orthodoxy. God-intoxicated mystics and untidy saints with only a white blaze of divine love where their minds should have been, are perpetually creating almost as much disorder within the law as outside it.
We have this mistaken notion that everybody in the world has to go to college. The colleges are already crowded with people who never in this world will absorb more than a rudimentary education, and we dilute everything to meet this low standard.
We pity people too often for the wrong reasons.
Your mind outwears all sorts of things you may set your heart upon; you can enjoy it when all other things are taken away.
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