Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
That which costs little is less valued.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
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.
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
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.