Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
What is to give light must endure burning.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
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.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.