I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
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.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
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 it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Be that self which one truly is.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.