When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
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.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
Fashion changes, but style endures.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.