If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
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 idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
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.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.