Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
What is to give light must endure burning.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
The day of individual happiness has passed
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
Be that self which one truly is.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.