Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
Moonlight is sculpture.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Be that self which one truly is.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.