People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Common sense is not so common.
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.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
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.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.