All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Common sense is not so common.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.