A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
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.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
A good liar must have a good memory.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
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.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.