It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Effective action is always unjust.
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.
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.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
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.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
Genius is sorrow's child.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression