Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Effective action is always unjust.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
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.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
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.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.