There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
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.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
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.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Nothing is black or white.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.