It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Sunlight is painting.
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.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.