We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.
How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.
'We must do something' is the unanimous refrain. 'You begin' is the deadening refrain.
Unless men see a beauty and delight in the worship of God, they will not do it willingly.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
No moral system can rest solely on authority.
An American tragedy in which we all have played a part. (On Watergate, announcing pardon of former President Richard M Nixon)
No government ought to be without censors & where the press is free, no one ever will.
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
Loyalty is still the same,Whether it win or lose the gameTrue as a dial to the sun,Although it be not shined upon.
You have to eat the first piece of candy Before you can eat the whole bag.
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills
Deeds, not words shall speak me.
A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
Time is the great legalizer, even in the field of morals.
Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it.
It's important that someone celebrate our existence... People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe at large. Solitary confinement is a punishment in every human culture.
Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.
I just wish we knew a little less about his urethra and a little more about his arms sales to Iran.