Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
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.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.