Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
When I played ball, I didn’t play for fun. . . . It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It’s a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.