We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.