I'll always be poor in my mind.
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.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
Effective action is always unjust.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
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
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
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.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.