He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
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.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Boards don't hit back.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
I am not now That which I have been.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
What is to give light must endure burning.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.