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Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.

God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.
Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
It's very easy to forgive others their mistakes, it takes more gut and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know he sees it.
Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions.
How much of human life is lost in waiting.
We boil at different degrees.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.
Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it -- and sometimes three.
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
Religion, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Live today for tomorrow it will all be history.
A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
A sect or party is an incognito devised to save man from the vexation of thinking.
I am sure that since I have had the full use of my reason, nobody has heard me laugh.
Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.
The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
Enthusiasms, like stimulants, are often affected by people with small mental ballast.
The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
Man forgives women anything save the wit to outwit him.
A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of.
Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.
A man trying to sell a blind horse always praises its feet.
Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.
There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.
Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.
Lord, keep my memory green.
Whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
Chance is the pseudonym God uses when He does not want to sign His name.
Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.
The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
Many have too much, but none enough.
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter.
No more tears now; I will think upon revenge.
Surviving well is your finest revenge.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
The destruction of the poor is their poverty.
Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.
Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth.
The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason.
Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.
The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.
Much Madness is divinest Sense -- to a discerning Eye -- much Sense -- the starkest Madness --
Perhaps he was a bit different from other people, but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad?
The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
And what is an authentic madman? It is a man who preferred to become mad, in the socially accepted sense of the word, rather than forfeit a certain superior idea of human honor. So society has strangled in its asylums all those it wanted to get rid of or protect itself from, because they refused to become its accomplices in certain great nastinesses. For a madman is also a man whom society did not want to hear and whom it wanted to prevent from uttering certain intolerable truths.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.
Dog. A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship.
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.
The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.
The lightning flashes through my skull; mine eyeballs ache and ache; my whole beaten brain seems as beheaded, and rolling on some stunning ground.
Organization is the enemy of improvisation.
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow -- that is patience.
The foolish think that nothing is well done, except that which they do themselves.
Success and money have nothing in common.
We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the face the heart is made better.
We're not in Wonderland anymore Alice.
We want a few mad people now. See where the sane ones have landed us!
If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if God talks to you, you are a schizophrenic.
O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper. I would not be mad.
Madness is something rare in individuals -- but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule.
What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.
Lord, let me live until I die.
God prepares great men for great tasks by great trials.
The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it.
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.
The worst form of tyranny the world has ever known the tyranny of the weak over the strong. It is the only tyranny that lasts.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
Today, you have 100% of your life left.
When it gets dark enough you can see the stars.
Criticism should be a casual conversation.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Blame is safer than praise.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire first.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jeweled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake's illustration for a canal in grassy Eden: huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great yellow sun veiled with mist hanging over the planet's oceanic horizon. No harm.
You may drive a dog off the King's armchair, and it will climb into the preacher's pulpit; he views the world unmoved, unembarrassed, unabashed.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.
A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery, if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just Tribute to the Memory of BOATSWAIN, a Dog.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
The more I see of men, the more I like dogs.
If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead -- not sick, not wounded -- dead.
What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she would come in and sink my boats.
I am at two with nature.
I'd never join a club that would allow a person like me to become a member.
I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
I don't believe in an after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
The noblest vengeance is to forgive.
If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution -- then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise.
There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity.
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.
All great things are only a number of small things that have carefully been collected together.
Exclusiveness is a characteristic of recent riches, high society, and the skunk.
Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I don't respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, I have a tendency to... if I get too mellow, I ripen and then rot.
Which is better: to have fun with fungi or to have Idiocy with ideology, to have wars because of words, to have tomorrow's misdeeds out of yesterday's miscreeds?
The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?
Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.
Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.

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