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" A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection with the things it holds together. "
" A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences. "
" The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness. "
" Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going. "
" The way a book is read, which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it. "
" Cynicism is intellectual treason. "
" Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. "
" The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. "
" If the United Nations is to survive, those who represent it must bolster it; those who advocate it must submit to it; and those who believe in it must fight for it. "
" A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life. "
" People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams. "
" The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started. "
" History is a vast early warning system. "
" The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription. "
" The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny. "
" Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time. "
" Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors. "
" Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt. "
" Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood. "
" Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic. "
" It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing. "
" My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason. "
" We will not have peace by afterthought. "
" Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country. "
" What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth. "
" Where is the indignation about the fact that the US and USSR have thirty thousand pounds of destructive force for every human being in the world? "
" The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter. "
" The only security for the American people today, or for any people, is to be found through the control of force rather than the use of force. "
" Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man. "
" He who keeps his cool best wins. "
" Life is an adventure in forgiveness. "