Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.