Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.