The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint.
The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence.
Humor is the mask of wisdom.
News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news.
The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder.
To not be afraid in our world is the message that doesn't derive from reason, but maybe from this mysterious capacity given to humans which we call--not without a little embarrassment--faith.
Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to make peace with reality. Reality is not as strong as we are. We will ruin reality.
That there is also freedom in captivity, only a prisoner can claim. Coming from a prison guard, this statement would be blasphemy.
A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder.
Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them.
It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup of coffee than in front of a jury.
Without tolerance, our world turns into hell.
Communism is a proposition to structure the world more reasonably, a proposition for changing the world. As such, we have to analyze it and, if we deem it reasonable, act upon it.
So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right.
Today's difference between Russia and the United States is that in Russia everybody takes everybody else for a spy, and in the United States everybody takes everybody else for a criminal.
There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them
Above all, be suspicious of your fatherland. Nobody is more inclined to become a murderer than a fatherland.
The content of physics is the concern of physicists, its effect the concern of all men.
Politics at all times lead to bloody wars, and not only politics, but also religions as well as social and economic systems of alltimes are spattered with blood. Invariably the big ones devoured the little ones, and the little ones the tiny ones.
The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said.
The individual protests against the world, but he doesn't get beyond protest, he is just a single protester. When he wants to be more than that, he has to counter power with power, he has to oppose the system with another system.
One does not set fire to a world which is already lost
A writer doesn’t solve problems. He allows them to emerge.
In this country, you never pull the emergency brake, even when there is an emergency. It is imperative that the trains run on schedule.
We are not cave dwellers anymore, we live in the age of technology. When someone needs a car, he does not need to build it. He can buy it. When someone needs a murder, he himself does not need to kill. He can order it.
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