All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.