I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
The lifestyle I`ve been living for the last 30 years, I could have been dead a thousand times.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.