Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Effective action is always unjust.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
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.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
A good liar must have a good memory.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.