Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
Even in those cities which seem to enjoy the blessings of peace, and where the arts florish, the inhabitants are devoured by envy, cares and anxieties, which are greater plagues than any expirienced in a town when it is under siege.
A civilized society that can no longer feel outrage, can no longer be civilized.
Solitude is the despair of fools, the torment of the wicked, and the joy of the good.
May God be gracious to each lonely one who walks in silence towards the setting sun.
We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid.
You have already failed if you need a lot of inspectors.
We must be prepared to be part of the cure and not remain part of the problem.
From the looks not the lips the soul speaks.
I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three.
I saw a sign at a gas station. It said help wanted. There was another sign below it that said self service. So I hired myself. Then I made myself the boss. I gave myself a raise. I paid myself. Then I quit.
The question is not so much whether there is life on Mars as whether it will continue to be possible to live on Earth.
It's only during an eclipse that the Man in the Moon has a place in the sun.
Liberation is not deliverance.
There are two kinds of people who don't say much, those who are quiet and those who talk a lot.
He who does not say too much has too much to say.
Too many of us speak twice before we think
What you are doing rings so loudly in my ears that I can't hear what you're saying.
...love is just a further impetus, not something that will prevent us going forward. We do not realize that those who genuinely wish us well want us to be happy and are prepared to accompany us on that journey.
Don't talk unless you can improve the silence
A smart person knows what to say, a wise person knows whether or not to say it.
An orator who is disposed to evil subverts the law.
I've decided to discontinue my long talks. It's because of my throat. Someone threatened to cut it.
Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
Never try to impress people with the profundity of your thought by the obscurity of your language. Whatever has been thoroughly thought through can be stated simply.
A long tongue shortens life.
A talk is like a woman's dress. Long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to be interesting.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
If you don't want to read it, see it or hear it, don't say it.
He that loseth wealth, loseth much; he that loseth friends, loseth more; but he that loseth his spirit loseth all.
Let the spirit of adventure set the tone.
The man is free to rule his world, not his world rule him.
Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.
Keep yourself clean and bright. You are the windows through which you must view the world.
What amazes me the most is to see that everyone is not amazed at his own weakness.
Skiing: the art of catching cold and going broke while rapidly heading nowhere at great personal risk.
Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lamp posts... for support rather than illumination.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
Experience of life (not of books) is the only capital usable in such a book as you have attempted; one can make no judicious use of this capital while it is new
A room without books is like a life without meaning.
If you wou'd be reveng'd of your enemy, govern your self
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