The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
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.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
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.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.