I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
A jug fills drop by drop.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
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.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
Dare to risk public criticism.