Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
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.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
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.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
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.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
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.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Nothing is black or white.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.