I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Common sense is not so common.
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.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.