Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
Quote by George Santayana
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The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.
All living souls welcome whatsoever they are ready to cope with all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
I can't go to war with paparazzi.
My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace - it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty.
When one takes action for others, one's own suffering is transformed into the energy that can keep one moving forward a light of hope illuminating a new tomorrow for oneself and others is kindled.
Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.
The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.