I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
One should be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. This philosophy fitted on to my early adult life, when I saw the improbable, the implausible, often the “impossible,” come true.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just to realize them.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Joys divided are increased.
Josiah Gilbert Holland
A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
It is organized violence on the top which creates individual violence at the bottom.
I am not a full devotee of Henry George but there is no one in the social world that I read with more intense interest.
John Kenneth Galbraith, Letter of October 30, 1998
Courage is saying, “Maybe what I’m doing isn’t working; maybe I should try something else.”