If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
The lie is a condition of life.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
What's done can't be undone.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.