The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
What is to give light must endure burning.
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.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
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.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.