I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
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.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
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.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.