The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
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.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
Once you label me you negate me.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives
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.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
A good liar must have a good memory.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.