Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
A lie never lives to be old.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.