Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
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.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Sunlight is painting.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
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.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.