The day of individual happiness has passed
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
Freedom is from within.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Genius is sorrow's child.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.