I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
Our strength lies in our intensive attacks and our barbarity...After all, who today remembers the genocide of the Armenians?
Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
We were together. I forget the rest.
You got to get it while you can.
Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
You could talk about same-sex marriage, but people who have been married (say) 'It's the same sex all the time.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.