By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
A lie never lives to be old.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
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.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Freedom is from within.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
A person preaches well that lives well.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.