"Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die."
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
"The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it."
"In a quiet revolution in thought and argument that hardly anybody could have foreseen only two decades ago, God is making a comeback. Most intriguingly, this is happening not among theologians or ordinary believers, but in the crisp intellectual circles of academic philosophers, where the consensus had long banished the Almighty from fruitful discourse."
Time Magazine (April 7, 1980)
"Whatever a man may be, there is a future to be forged, a virgin future before him."
Jean-Paul Sartre (Existentialism and Human Emotion)
"If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all."
"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people."
"Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting."
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
"The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth."
"If your brother wrongs you, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is your brother."
"Once you were just insentient cells, no more aware of anything than your liver is now. Today you are brimming with consciousness. How did you make the grade? What catapulted you into consciousness? There must be some kind of natural process behind this astonishing leap, but this process is obscure."
"It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place… it’s when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood."