If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
A lie never lives to be old.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
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 have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.