I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.