If you present your dog to a veterinarian with the instruction to put him to sleep, you would normally mean something very different than you would upon taking your wife or husband to an anesthesiologist with the same words.
I’m very conscious that people dear to me are alive in my imagination – poets in particular.
Debating clubs among boys are very useful, not only as affording pleasant meetings and interesting discussions, but also as serving for training grounds for developing the knowledge and the qualities that are needed in public life.
All of us, at some moment, have had a vision of our existence as something unique, untransferable and very precious. This revelation almost always takes place during adolescence.
There is no method but to be very intelligent.
Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.
It’s very hard to write humor.
I’ve been a very effective leader in the gay rights movement, though at times I’ve been controversial.
Not by the forces of civil war can you govern the very weakest woman. You can kill that woman, but she escapes you then; you cannot govern her. No power on earth can govern a human being, however feeble, who withholds his or her consent.
Desire is the very essence of man.