Give up trying to make me give up
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Humility is attentive patience.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
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.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
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.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.