Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
What is to give light must endure burning.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
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.