The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.