The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Jests that give pains are not jests.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
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.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
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.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Give up trying to make me give up
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
A person preaches well that lives well.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.