Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
I've been looking for a girl like you - not you, but a girl like you.
Each soul is potentially divine.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
A jug fills drop by drop.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.