"Complexity is easy; Simplicity is hard." "Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try." "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." -Well done is better than well said. -The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. -No one can take from us the ability to choose our attitudes toward the circumstances in which we find ourselves. This is the last of human freedoms. -I've always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food. -What is passion? It is surely the becoming of a person. Are we not, for most of our lives, marking time? Most of our being is at rest, unlived. In passion, the body and the spirit seek expression outside of self. Passion is all that is other from self. Sex is only interesting when it releases passion. The more extreme and the more expressed that passion is, the more unbearable does life seem without it. It reminds us that if passion dies or is denied, we are partly dead and that soon, come what may, we will be wholly so. -No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence. -True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn. -Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on I am not too sure.