The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
His modesty amounts to deformity.
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.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
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.
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.
Freedom lies in being bold.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
That which costs little is less valued.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.