"We are all ill: but even a universal sickness implies an idea of health."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Lionel Trilling on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Lionel Trilling on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Lionel Trilling on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Lionel Trilling on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Lionel Trilling on Henry David Thoreau
"Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal."
"We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us."
"Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony."
"There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination."
"Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding in which the accused carries on the prosecution, imposes judgment and executes the sentence: all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process."