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|Archived Since:||July 13, 2011|
"That visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength."
"You’re handed the mould and told — fit in to this."
"A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings, each of them unique, cannot be a scientist; he is either, like the surgeon, a craftsman, or, like the physician and the psychologist, an artist."
"We should use our opinions to start discussions, not to end them."
"The protection of minorities is vitally important; and even the most orthodox of us may find himself in a minority some day, so that we all have an interest in restraining the tyranny of majorities."
"What we must learn to do is to create unbreakable bonds between the sciences and the humanities."
A gentle reminder that even life's stormiest spells eventually come to pass, and although we can't will them away, we can surrender to the credence that the unclouded blue skies will return.
"That which one has set oneself to do, one should not relinquish on the grounds of absence of mind or distraction."
"In its passivity and resignation, cynicism is a hardening, a calcification of the soul. Hope is a stretching of its ligaments, a limber reach for something greater."
"Be there to hear... the flute of your whole existence..."
"Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom."
"There exists a passion for comprehension, just as there exists a passion for music. That passion is rather common in children, but gets lost in most people later on."
"A great deal of poetic work has arisen from various despairs."
In praise of those intermittent "moments of vision" that electrify love.
How the precious scarcity of knowledge imbued one of humanity's most beloved minds with "the pleasure of finding things out."
"We must believe before we can doubt, and doubt before we can deny."
A poetic game of possibility in the language of shape and color.
"We made the world we’re living in and we have to make it over."
"It's by writing... by stepping back a bit from the real thing to look at it, that we are most present."
"Every man or woman who is sane, every man or woman who has the feeling of being a person in the world, and for whom the world means something, every happy person, is in infinite debt to a woman."