Be that self which one truly is.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
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.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
That which costs little is less valued.