Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
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.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.