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.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
An idea is salvation by imagination
Comedy is acting out optimism.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
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.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
A good liar must have a good memory.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.