The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
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.
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.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.