Freedom is from within.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
I am not now That which I have been.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.