Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
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.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
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.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
The future ain't what it used to be.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Effective action is always unjust.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.