All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Common sense is not so common.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
A good liar must have a good memory.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?