He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
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.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
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
Comedy is acting out optimism.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.