When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.