A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
A lie never lives to be old.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!