If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
A good liar must have a good memory.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Boards don't hit back.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Each soul is potentially divine.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.