"The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Thornton Wilder 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."Thornton Wilder 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."Thornton Wilder 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."Thornton Wilder on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Thornton Wilder on Dalai Lama
"The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose."
"But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not - a fool among fools or a fool alone."
"It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness."
"We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind."
"Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous it is nothing if it is not ridiculous."