There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
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
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
Each soul is potentially divine.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
A lie never lives to be old.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.