Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
The lifestyle I`ve been living for the last 30 years, I could have been dead a thousand times.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
A good liar must have a good memory.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
Of all the things I`ve lost I miss my mind the most.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.