Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
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.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
A lie never lives to be old.
Humility is attentive patience.
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.
I am not now That which I have been.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.