When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
Effective action is always unjust.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.