When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Freedom is from within.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
A lie never lives to be old.
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
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.