To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
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.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Be that self which one truly is.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.