That which costs little is less valued.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Once you label me you negate me.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.