The future ain't what it used to be.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Courage is grace under pressure.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.