Dare to risk public criticism.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
That which costs little is less valued.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Once you label me you negate me.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
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.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.