Freedom is from within.
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.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.