Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
A jug fills drop by drop.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.