Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
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.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Dare to risk public criticism.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.