How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
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.
Be that self which one truly is.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
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.
Effective action is always unjust.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.