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American Essayist and Editor, long associated with the Saturday Review. 1912-1990
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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 his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.
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.
All things are possible once enough human beings realize that the whole of the human future is at stake
All this sensory input, which begins in the brain, has its effect throughout the body.
Cynicism is intellectual treason.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Death and dyingLife
For every low there is an equal but opposite high.
Free will and determinism are like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism. The way you play your hand is free will.
Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
America and Americans
He who keeps his cool best wins.
Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
History is a vast early warning system.
Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking. But I strongly object when they start shaking them to make sure they are still going.
If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
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.
In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility
It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.
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