In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
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.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
Each soul is potentially divine.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?