"A prolonged future doesn't excite me. It would have to have a point."
"Everybody wants something for nothing."
"You shouldn't be looking at the bottom of the mountain. Why don't you try looking at the top sometimes?"
"What makes a criminal? Lack, generally."
"We rule with moderate strictness and, in return, we are satisfied with moderate obedience. As a result, our people are moderately honest, moderately chaste, and somewhat more than moderately happy."
"Age is a limit we impose on ourselves."
"This not-knowing-where-you're-going is exciting."
"There are moments in every man's life when he glimpses the eternal."
"Don't you ever want to see what's on the other side of the hill?"
"Our general belief is in moderation. We preach the virtue of avoiding excesses of every kind, even including excessive virtue itself."