Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.
You have to love your children unselfishly. That's hard. But it's the only way.
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Language is a virus from outer space.
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.
An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment.
Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative. It is the last-ditch stand of the artist.
Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.
Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace, and the message will spread quicker than you think.
One who worships the money god will be amply rewarded. One who worships the other god will be stripped naked and left in the streets!
Pornography is the instruction. Rape is the practice, battered women are the practice, and battered children are the practice.
A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.
Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph.