I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
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.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
Common sense is not so common.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.