If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.