A people's relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother.
Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.
Man is a two-legged animal without feathers.
If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.
If you give money, spend yourself with it.
Henry David Thoreau
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
Charles de Montesquieu
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.
According to this conception, the sole function of education was to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people's education, must serve that end exclusively.
Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
lover can be taken but love never
True revolutionaries are like God - they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
The faster you go, the shorter you are.
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