Dare to risk public criticism.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
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.
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.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.