The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.