Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
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.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.