My specialty is detached malevolence.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
There are no facts, only interpretations.