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We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -- it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is its own troubles.
Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination
There's nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
I wouldn't mind dying -- it's that business of having to stay dead that scares the shit out of me.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.