Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
Nothing is black or white.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Boards don't hit back.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
Common sense is not so common.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
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.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.