Never accept a drink from a urologist.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.