I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
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.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.