You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
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.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Boards don't hit back.