Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
That which costs little is less valued.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.