Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
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.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.