There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
The lifestyle I`ve been living for the last 30 years, I could have been dead a thousand times.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands