Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Nothing is black or white.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
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.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
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.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.