"Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Denis Diderot on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Denis Diderot on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Denis Diderot on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Denis Diderot on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Denis Diderot on Mahatma Gandhi
"When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music."
"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."
"When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years."
"The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find."
"There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint."