The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
A person preaches well that lives well.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
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
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
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.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Freedom lies in being bold.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
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.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.