I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
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.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.