A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
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.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.