To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, an they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.
I predict you will sink step by step into a bottomless quagmire, however much you spend in men and money. (On Vietnam War)
Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.
We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.
One does not adopt a new idea, one slips into it.
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about reality.
We pass the word around we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry we meditate over the literature we play the music we change our minds we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
All living souls welcome whatsoever they are ready to cope with all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.