"Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey."
"Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last."
"Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived."
"Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer."
"I hate organized religion. I think you have to love thy neighbor as thyself. I think you have to pick your own God and be true to him. I always say 'him' rather than 'her.' Maybe it's because of my generation, but I don't like the idea of a female God. I see God as a benevolent male."
"God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart."
"Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail."
"Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee."
"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love."
"Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?"