Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
Augustine of Hippo
Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments.
What I really do is to take real plums and put them in an imaginary cake
Freedom only for the members of the government, only for the members of the Party — though they are quite numerous — is no freedom at all. Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters. The essence of political freedom depends not on the fanatics of 'justice', but rather on all the invigorating, beneficial, and detergent effects of dissenters. If 'freedom' becomes 'privilege', the workings of political freedom are broken.
Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Pope John XXIII
Force never moves in a straight line, but always in a curve vast as the universe, and therefore eventually returns whence it issued forth, but upon a higher arc, for the universe has progressed since it started.
A state without some means of change is without the means of its conservation.
No slave to his passions, he nonetheless reserved some passion for his slave.
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
While you are away, movie stars are taking your women. Robert Redford is dating your girlfriend, Tom Selleck is kissing your lady, Bart Simpson is making love to your wife.