You always admire what you really don't understand.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Each soul is potentially divine.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
A jug fills drop by drop.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
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.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
A person preaches well that lives well.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.