I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
The world is a contradiction, the universe a paradox.
Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence.
In the midst of excitement, grief, joy, and solitude, I remind myself every moment that the sole mission of my life is to find the ultimate questioner - that unimaginable who has put me in this madness to answer an unanswerable question.
My dream was always to be on the cover of 'Sports Illustrated.'
My friends and I play a new version of Russian roulette, we pass around six girls and one of them has V.D.
Truth is orphan without matter and matter is impotent without truth.
Truth may have been found but might never be known.
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
They often say, What's the point in astrology if you can't change your destiny?. Well, it's true that you can't change your destiny, but still it helps knowing about gravity.
Patriotism has served, at different times, as widely different ends as a razor, which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person.
Charles Edward Montague
Most of the history is a divine work of fiction.
He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience.
I think in New York we had respect and we would pretty much fill up the places where we went, but I never got the sense that we really were Number 1 here in New York among the Latin crowds.
Life is a question asked by God about the way he exists.
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.
Nature, by its very nature, is very brutal and unequal. However, Man has somehow managed to transform the nature of its brutality and inequality.
I saw many people who had advanced heart disease and I was so frustrated because I knew if they just knew how to do the right thing, simple lifestyle and diet steps, that the entire trajectory of their life and health would have been different.
I am philosophical Christ; crucified on the cross of ignorance for the sake of divine vanity.
Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way
Henry David Thoreau
At the heart of my metaphysic there is the ultimate question and at the heart of the universe there is the ultimate questioner.
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas a trial of spiritual resolve the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.
An atheist is as religious as a theist.
The history of science is the saga of nature defying common sense.
The difference between being mediocre and achieving excellence is you.
Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents.
In hell, the Devil is God.
Man's greatest battle is being a true philosopher.
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
The first rule of luck in business is that you should persevere in doing the right thing. Opportunities will come your way if you do.
Humans, unlike Jedi, are powerfully afraid of rejection. We do not survive well alone, so humans as a species are especially vulnerable to thoughts that make us afraid the rest of the tribe will desert us to die a sad, lonely death.
Politics is chiefly a function of culture, at the heart of culture is morality, and at the heart of morality is religion.
Richard John Neuhaus
Religion is inwardly focused and driven only to sustain itself.
Where orthodoxy is optional, orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed.
So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
All my life I have prayed to God that I should remain religiously orthodox, culturally conservative, politically liberal and economically pragmatic.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side.
James Anthony Froude
Genuine tolerance does not mean ignoring differences as if differences made no difference. Genuine tolerance means engaging differences within a bond of civility and respect.
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