I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.