Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
The future depends on what you do today.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.
Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.
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.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important.
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.
Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.
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?
You don't know who is important to you until you actually lose them.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night.
When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
The heart was made to be broken.
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.