Hey, that turned out not to be such a good idea. I'd better not do that anymore.
Justice belongs to those who claim it, but let the claimant beware lest he create new injustice by his claim and thus set the bloody pendulum of revenge into its inexorable motion
To suspect your own mortality is to know the beginning of terror, to learn irrefutably that you are mortal is to know the end of terror.
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
Something cannot emerge from nothing.
When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.
The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian.
To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be.
Understanding requires words. Some things cannot be reduced to words. There are things that can only be experienced wordlessly... The act of saying that things exist that cannot be described in words shakes a universe where words are supreme.
....the most persistent principles of the universe are accident and error.
This is the fallacy of power ultimately it is effective only in an absolute, a limited universe. But the basic lesson of our relativistic universe is that things change. Any power must always meet a greater power.
Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich...
We accept too damned many things on the explanations of people who could have good reasons for lying
Here lies a fallen god His fall was not a small one, We did but build his pedestal An narrow and a tall one
Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future.
Fear is the mind killer
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders.
Humans are almost always lonely.
What do you despise By this are you truly known
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear... And when it is gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear is gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us