The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
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.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Once you label me you negate me.