Curiosity is idle only to those who fail to realize that it may be a very rare and indispensable thing.
Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery – courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things.
Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
Our goal, simply stated, is to be the best.
Partisanship is our great curse. We too readily assume that everything has two sides and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.
There are pastors who won’t go to people’s sick beds. How can people of God turn their back on the sick, poor and hungry?
We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship.
We find it hard to believe that other people’s thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.