We have to go on until Islam is made as ho-hum as Catholicism.
When activists need a pretext to justify their violence, they always find it.
I prefer to die standing than to live on my knees,
A drawing has never killed anyone.
So let's talk about Islam the way we talk about everything else.
Our job isn't to defend freedom of speech, but without freedom of speech we are dead. We can't live in a country without freedom of speech. I prefer to die than live like a rat.
I would rather die standing than live kneeling
If unwilling to rise in the morning, say to thyself, 'I awake to do the work of a man.'
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Embellish the soul with simplicity, with prudence, and everything which is neither virtuous nor vicious. Love all men. Walk according to God; for, as a poet hath said, his laws govern all.
Whatever anyone does or says, I must be emerald and keep my colour.
On the occasion of every act ask thyself, How is this with respect to me? Shall I repent of it? A little time and I am dead, and all is gone.
A man's true delight is to do the things he was made for.
Do not consider anything for your interest which makes you break your word, quit your modesty or inclines you to any practice which will not bear the light or look the world in the face.
The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.
It is within our power not to make a judgement about something, and so not disturb our minds; for nothing in itself possesses the power to form our judgements.
He that dies in extreme old age will be reduced to the same state with him that is cut down untimely.
For any particular thing, ask: What is it in itself? What is its nature?
Can anything that is useful be accomplished without change?
How barbarous, to deny men the privilege of pursuing what they imagine to be their proper concerns and interests! Yet, in a sense, this is just what you are doing when you allow your indignation to rise at their wrongdoing; for after all, they are only following their own apparent concerns and inter
I bless the gods for not letting my education in rhetoric, poetry, and other literary studies come easily to me, and thereby sparing me from an absorbing interest in these subjects.
Begin each day by telling yourself: Today I shall be meeting with interference, ingratitude, insolence, disloyalty, ill-will, and selfishness â€“ all of them due to the offendersâ€™ ignorance of what is good or evil.
Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.
There is but one thing of real value - to cultivate truth and justice, and to live without anger in the midst of lying and unjust men.
You have to assemble your life yourself - action by action.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
The gods sustain and guide all their works.