Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
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.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.