Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
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 only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
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.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.