If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
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.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
A jug fills drop by drop.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.