When radium was discovered, no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it.

I think ABBA have a pure joy to their music and that's what makes them extraordinary.

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

“That wasn't any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery.”