He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
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.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.