Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
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.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
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.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.