A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
Common sense is not so common.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
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.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
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.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Every man's memory is his private literature.