I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Freedom is from within.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
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.
Common sense is not so common.
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.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.