Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Common sense is not so common.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
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.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.