A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Nothing is black or white.
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.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.