Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
All four elements were happening in equal measure - the cuisine, the wine, the service, and the overall ambience. It taught me that dining could happen at a spiritual level.
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.