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.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
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.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
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.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Courage is grace under pressure.
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.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator