Get off your butt and join the Marines!
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.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
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.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
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.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.