It may be a cliche but it's true - the build-up to Christmas is so much more pleasurable than the actual day itself.
I find in working always the disturbing intrusion of elements not a part of my most interested vision and the inevitable obliteration and replacement of this vision by the work itself as it proceeds.
When you have a great and difficult task something perhaps almost impossible if you only work a little at a time every day a little suddenly the work will finish itself.
When your work speaks for itself don't interrupt.
Just as everybody has the vote including women I think children should because as a child is conscious of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.
One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep too grave to laugh and too selfish to seek other than itself.
The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
In war whichever side may call itself the victor there are no winners but all are losers.
I think the record speaks for itself. These are two individuals who have been for the war when the headlines were good and against it when their poll ratings were bad.
You don't attack the grunts of Vietnam you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It's the same thing with psychotherapy.
I think that NATO is itself a war criminal.
With the end of the cold war all the 'isms' of the 20th century - Fascism Nazism Communism and the evil of apartheid-ism - have failed. Except one. Only democracy has shown itself true the help of all mankind.
War itself is the enemy of the human race.
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
Fascism is a worldwide disease. Its greatest threat to the United States will come after the war either via Latin America or within the United States itself.
The United States established itself as a trustworthy new nation in its first two decades after the Revolutionary War by paying its debts even when many in the country believed it had no obligation to do so. Alexander Hamilton the founder of this newspaper insisted on it.
Truth should not be forced it should simply manifest itself like a woman who has in her privacy reflected and coolly decided to bestow herself upon a certain man.
There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible hence it cannot recognize itself anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.
Justice is rather the activity of truth than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie.
Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes but is a reward in itself.
Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion for the real and for the truth.