Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
I've been looking for a girl like you - not you, but a girl like you.
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 photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
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.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.