All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
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.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
A lie never lives to be old.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.