There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
An idea is salvation by imagination
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
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.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
Sunlight is painting.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
What is to give light must endure burning.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.