“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
“The opposite of love is not hate,
it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”
“Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right answer?”
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
“May you live every day of your life.”
“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”
“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”
“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,