We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
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 find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
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.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.