Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Effective action is always unjust.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.