I want to put a ding in the universe.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives