Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.