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 sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.