Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
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.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Humility is attentive patience.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Boards don't hit back.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
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 more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.