The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Freedom is from within.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
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.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.