If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
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.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.