Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
Thought is free.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.