The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
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.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.