It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Once you label me you negate me.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
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.