The Meaning of Life — Albert Einstein
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
Hardihood is a quality supposedly created by difficulty, and I have always felt it to be a simulating virtue. I like people who have it, and that must mean I like people who have been disciplined by hardship, which is true. I find them realistic, not easily daunted, and they make few childish claims.
Augustine’s Confession: A Biography — Gary Wills
Lord, give me chastity and self-control, but not just yet.
Whatever else it may mean, freedom means that you have the power to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, and how you want to do it. And in American society the power to do what you want, when you want, requires money. Money provides power and power provides freedom.
The Wisdom of FDR — edited by Dagobert D. Runes
No business is above Government; and Government must be empowered to deal adequately with any business that tries to rise above Government…Government has a final responsibility for the well-being of its citizenship.