I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
The day of individual happiness has passed
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
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.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Genius is sorrow's child.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
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.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.