Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
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.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
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.
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.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
I want to put a ding in the universe.