I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
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.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
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.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.