There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
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.
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.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
The day of individual happiness has passed
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
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.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
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.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.