If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
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.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
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.
Each soul is potentially divine.
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.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.