Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.
George Bernard Shaw
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Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.
Well, dearie, men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. But you can’t blame them for that, can you?
I believe in Michelangelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt; in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed. Amen. Amen.
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Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us.
For my name and memory I leave to men’s charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.
Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.
Peace by persuasion has a pleasant sound, but I think we should not be able to work it. We should have to tame the human race first, and history seems to show that that cannot be done.
In the long run you hit only what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high.
Of a truth, Knowledge is power, but it is a power reined by scruple, having a conscience of what must be and what may be; whereas Ignorance is a blind giant who, let him but wax unbound, would make it a sport to seize the pillars that hold up the long-wrought fabric of human good, and turn all the places of joy as dark as a buried Babylon.
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book! The book exists for us, perchance, that will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.