Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
I am not now That which I have been.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
What is to give light must endure burning.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
My specialty is detached malevolence.