Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
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 only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
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
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.