What is to give light must endure burning.
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.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
The lifestyle I`ve been living for the last 30 years, I could have been dead a thousand times.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.