Listening is more important than talking. Just hit your mark and believe what you say. Just listen to people and react to what they are saying.
The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
I certainly respect privacy and privacy rights. But on the other hand, the first function of government is to guarantee the security of all the people.
In their dreams at night, people wander around as long as they sleep; just so, they are under the power of the snake Maya, as long as their hearts are filled with ego and duality.
Some people just wanted to blow it all to hell, animal, vegetable and mineral. They wanted a Vietnam they could fit into their car ashtrays.
It seems to me the American people never really forgave the Democrats for being right about Vietnam.
The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from the red people.
Abandon all hopes of utopia - there are people involved
People can only live fully by helping others to live. When you give life to friends you truly live. Cultures can only realize their further richness by honoring other traditions. And only by respecting natural life can humanity continue to exist.
The greatest height of heroism to which an individual, like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule
Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world; entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life.
Finally, never become a hypocrite by attacking other people personally if you wish to be able to protect yourself.
Feedback is a pleasant thing. I get a lot of letters from unexpected people in unexpected places.
Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.
Money is related to class only in the minds of people who have too much of the former, too little of the latter or none of either
Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.
Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.
A college education shows a man how little other people know.
I believe that Gandhi was correct. Non-violent civil disobedience is the only way to bring about change that allows people to enjoy the change and not get killed in the process.
What is saved in the cinema when it achieves art is a spontaneous continuity with all mankind. It is not an art of the princes or the bourgeoisie. It is popular and vagrant. In the sky of the cinema people learn what they might have been and discover what belongs to them apart from their single lives.
Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war --for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.
People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame -- and only one -- themselves.