If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
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.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.