Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
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.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
Thought is free.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
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.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.