What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
My reputation grows with every failure.
As a teacher of Greek I gave the intellectual man weapons against the common man. I now want to give the common man weapons against the intellectual man
A socialist is somebody who doesn't have anything, and is ready to divide it up equally among everybody
Socialism means equality of income or nothing... under socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live well
No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.
When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.
New opinions often appear first as jokes and fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths.
In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity
In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.