In Germany they came first for the Communist, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.
It's astonishing how important a man becomes when he dies.
There is a remedy for everything; it is called death.
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
Socrates had a student named Plato, Plato had a student named Aristotle, and Aristotle had a student named Alexander the Great.
One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.
Books should to one of these four ends conduce, For wisdom, piety, delight, or use
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is, at least, half infidelity.
Babies haven't any hair; Old men's heads are just as bare; between the cradle and the grave lie a haircut and a shave
Who dares wins.
Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.
Anyone can hate. It costs to love.
I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.
Ability without honor is useless.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won't sit upon a cold stove lid, either.
The way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
If you have it [Love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
To die will be an awfully big adventure.
I must work the work of him that sent me while it is day; for the night comet when no man can work.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave whither thou goest. [Ecclesiastes 9:10]
Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.
What one has, one ought to use: and whatever he does he should do with all his might.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.
There is no escape from justice, nothing can be unearned and unpaid for in the universe, neither in matter nor in spirit [[#208]] and if the guilty do not pay, then the innocent have to pay it." "Atlas Shrugged.
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.