And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.
My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.
After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won.
It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
There is always some madness in love. But there is always, also, some method in madness.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Man is the cruelest animal.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.
The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character,
A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist.
The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.
When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.