A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.
A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
I drink to make other people more interesting.
It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
It's not given to people to judge what's right or wrong. People have eternally been mistaken and will be mistaken, and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.
Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.
You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn’t flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn’t have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.
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