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.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
Boards don't hit back.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
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.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.