Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
A jug fills drop by drop.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
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
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.