Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
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.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.