Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Humility is attentive patience.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
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.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
Moonlight is sculpture.