Really to sin you have to be serious about it.
The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom – they are the pillars of society.
Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it… it’s just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse.
I’m afraid for all those who’ll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
Make the wise man within you your living ideal.
The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
Place me behind prison walls – walls of stone ever so high, ever so thick, reaching ever so far into the ground. There is a possibility that in some way or another I may be able to escape. But stand me on that floor and draw a chalk line around me and have me give my word of honor never to cross it. Can I get out of that circle? No. Never.
Conception, my boy, fundamental brain work, is what makes all the difference in art.
He who cheats others is a knave, but he who cheats himself is a fool.