If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Though it make the unskillful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve.
This morning when I put on my underwear I could hear the Fruit of the Loom guys laughing at me.
Morality's not practical. Morality's a gesture. A complicated gesture learnt from books.
Robert Bolt, A Man For All Seaso
Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual.
One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Understand clearly that when a great need appears a great use appears also; when there is small need there is small use; it is obvious, then, that full use is made of all things at all times according to the necessity thereof.
I do believe sadly it's going to take some diseases coming back to realize that we need to change and develop vaccines that are safe.
I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between a painter and his canvas.
This means that to entrust to science - or to deliberate control according to scientific principles - more than scientific method can achieve may have deplorable effects.
Friedrich August von Hayek
This would only come if you have a revolutionary change in technology like the jet brought about.
He had a confused sense that she must have cost a great deal to make, that a great many dull and ugly people must, in some mysterious way, have been sacrificed to produce her.
Our second phase was to develop a school curriculum that teaches tolerance, respect for differences, conflict resolution, anger management, and other attributes of peace.
Eddie Bernice Johnson
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