Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
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 are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Freedom is from within.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open