..(T)here are two opposite reasons for being a democrat. You may think all men so good that they deserve a share in the government of the commonwealth, and so wise that the commonwealth needs their advice. That is, in my opinion, the false, romantic doctrine of democracy. On the other hand, you may
As a Christian I take it for granted that human history will some day end; and I am offering Omniscience no advice as to the best date for that consummation.
There is one bit of advice given us by the ancient Greeks, and by the Jews in the Old Testament, and by the great Christian teachers of the Middle Ages, which the modern economic system has completely disobeyed. All these people told us not to lend money at interest; and lending money at interest -
[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less wor
But in general, take my advice, when you meet anything that is going to be Human and isnâ€™t yet, or used to be Human once and isnâ€™t now, or ought to be Human and isnâ€™t, you keep your eyes on it and feel for your hatchet.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einst
Nonsense, seems to sum up everything.
The rest of my life (as a 39 year old) I want to reflect on what life is.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Each act is an island in time, to be judged on its own.
There are two ways of resisting war: the legal way and the revolutionary way. The legal way involves the offer of alternatinve service not as a privilege for a few but as a right for all. The revolutionary view involves an uncompromising resistance, with a view to breaking the power of militarism in
It is quite possible that we can do greater things than Jesus, for what is written in the Bible about him is poetically embellished.
Do you really believe that the moon isnâ€™t there when nobody looks?
If I were wrong, wouldn't one be enough?
The only real valuable thing is intuition. The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery
God has given me a mule-like stubbornness to stick with a difficult problem and the intuitive powers to conceptualize complex hypothetical situations in my mind.
I am fascinated by Spinoza's pantheism, but admire even more his contributions to modern thought because he is the first philosopher to deal with the soul and the body as one, not two separate things
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einst
When I was young, all I wanted and expected from life was to sit quietly in some corner doing my work without the public paying attention to me. And now see what has become of me.
Why should i remember anything if i can just look it up?
One picture is worth a thousand words
The heart says yes, but the mind says no.
The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is
A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
... on principle, it is quite wrong to try founding a theory on observable magnitudes alone. In reality the very opposite happens. It is the theory which decides what we can observe.