The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
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.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
Jests that give pains are not jests.