External nature is only internal nature writ large.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.