Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
I am not now That which I have been.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Courage is grace under pressure.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
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.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.