Man is not to be comprehended as a starting-point, or progress as a goal, without those two great forces, Faith and Love. Prayer is sublime.
If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.
Sir Peter Medawar
With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things.
We are all cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of eternity; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book -- what everyone else does not say in a book.
It was Julie Burchill who decreed that, beyond a certain age, a man should not be seen in a leather jacket.
Last night I fell asleep in a satellite dish. My dreams were broadcast all over the world.
We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.
The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.
Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
Jean Paul Richter
To get back one's youth one has merely to repeat one's follies.
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