It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
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.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.