"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."
"The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands."
"Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark."
Henri Frederic Amiel
"When multicultural diversity replaces "a people," cohesion must be provided by coercion."
Paul Craig Roberts
"If you believe everything you read, better not read."
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."
"There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other."
"If you want to catch beasts you don't see everyday, you have to go places quite out-of-the-way. You have to go places no others can get to. You have to get cold, and you have to get wet, too."
"People naturally fear misfortune and long for good fortune, but if the distinction is carefully studied, misfortune often turns out to be good fortune and good fortune to be misfortune. The wise man learns to meet the changing circumstances of life with an equitable spirit, being neither elated by success nor depressed by failure."
"The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water."
John W. Gardner
"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."