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It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.

It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You'd wake up in a concert and think, Wow, how did I get here?

It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.

It's easy being a humorist when you've got the whole government working for you.

It's such a Bore Being always Poor.

Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.

Language is the house of the truth of Being.

Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.

Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

Love... It surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.

Man - a being in search of meaning.

Man is not the lord of beings. Man is the shepherd of Being.

Many interviewers when they come to talk to me, think they're being progressive by not mentioning in their stories any longer that I'm black. I tell them, 'Don't stop now. If I shot somebody you'd mention it.'


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