A lie never lives to be old.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
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.
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.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
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.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.