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.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.