Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
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.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
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.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Each soul is potentially divine.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
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.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Freedom lies in being bold.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
A person preaches well that lives well.