Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
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.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.