Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Effective action is always unjust.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
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.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Moonlight is sculpture.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
A lie never lives to be old.