The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
A lie never lives to be old.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.