A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
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.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Effective action is always unjust.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.