Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
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.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.