A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
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.
What is to give light must endure burning.