But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Thought is free.
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.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Humility is attentive patience.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.