Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.