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.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
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.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.