Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
“The right sort (of story) come of themselves: they tap at my forehead and say 'Here we are.”
Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
They do not love one another because they do not love themselves.
I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. they want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
In music the passions enjoy themselves.