A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.