I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.