Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
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.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.