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.
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Courage is grace under pressure.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.