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.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
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.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
I'll always be poor in my mind.