Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
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.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
A person preaches well that lives well.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
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.?
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.