Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he's talking about.
The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings.
The words you speak today should be soft and tender. . . for tomorrow you may have to eat them.
In a true zero-defects approach, there are no unimportant items.
Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.
Very little is known about the War of 1812 because the Americans lost it.
When women kiss, it always reminds me of prizefighters shaking hands.
You can't learn too soon that the most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.