Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
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
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Memory... is an internal rumour.