Purity of heart is to will one thing.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
An idea is salvation by imagination
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
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.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.