Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.