"The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Denis Diderot on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Denis Diderot on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Denis Diderot on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Denis Diderot on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Denis Diderot on Dalai Lama
"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."
"There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint."
"People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm."