One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
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.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.