Heroes and scholars represent the opposite extremes... The scholar struggles for the benefit of all humanity, sometimes to reduce physical effort, sometimes to reduce pain, and sometimes to postpone death, or at least render it more bearable. In contrast, the patriot sacrifices a rather substantial part of humanity for the sake of his own prestige. His statue is always erected on a pedestal of ruins and corpses... In contrast, all humanity crowns a scholar, love forms the pedestal of his statues, and his triumphs defy the desecration of time and the judgment of history.
All virtues of a man rest upon his honesty and integrity; if you are not honest, you can’t sustain any other virtue. While honesty may not provide you any instant benefit, it prepares you for the challenges of life. If you are honest, your conscience is clear. And the road to everlasting happiness goes through a clear conscience.
There are better people in the world, do not let the worst do the worst to you, you deserve the best in life.
We do not learn for the benefit of anyone, we learn to unlearn ignorance.
To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is ... the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence.
We ought to, as human beings, have the courage to seek a collective “truth” that benefits our species the most, and to accept that all of our doctrines and beliefs may just be incomplete. That we don’t know it all and that perhaps we never will. That others like us may have something to teach us, and we may have something to contribute to their communities. That communities, types of people, are divisions we’ve created for ourselves. That for all of what we know, the knowledge and wisdom that we have gathered in the few millennia may be a small fraction of what is there to be discovered, understood and applied.
[On the practical applications of particle physics research with the Large Hadron Collider.] Sometimes the public says, 'What's in it for Numero Uno? Am I going to get better television reception? Am I going to get better Internet reception?' Well, in some sense, yeah. ... All the wonders of quantum physics were learned basically from looking at atom-smasher technology. ... But let me let you in on a secret: We physicists are not driven to do this because of better color television. ... That's a spin-off. We do this because we want to understand our role and our place in the universe.
Properly funding federal research at Argonne National Labs and Fermi National Accelerator Labs will also create jobs and directly benefit the Eleventh District.
There is a serious effort going on by private airlines such as Spicejet and Vistara to benefit from this dismemberment of Jet Airways.
Regardless of the industry, antitrust law is meant to benefit consumers - not competitors.
The benefit of appointing a hawkish central banker is the increased inflation-fighting credibility that such an appointment brings.
The President is going to benefit from me reporting directly to him when I arrive.
When a Benefit is wrongly conferred, the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure.
The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.
What is black empowerment when it seems to benefit not the vast majority but an elite that tends to be recycled?
I did a benefit one night at Carnegie Hall with Bono and Lady Gaga and Rufus Wainwright.
I can't think of a community that couldn't benefit from communal thinking.
Remember that our Spanish conquerors, for their own benefit, deliberately created an oppressed underclass whose collective psyche became rooted in passivity and underachievement.
It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it.