There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
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.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
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.
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 jug fills drop by drop.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
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!
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.