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.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
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
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.