Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
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?
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
A person preaches well that lives well.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
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.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.