I want to put a ding in the universe.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.