Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
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.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.