How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Humility is attentive patience.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Dare to risk public criticism.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
An idea is salvation by imagination
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
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.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.