Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
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.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
A person preaches well that lives well.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
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!