If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Moonlight is sculpture.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.