My specialty is detached malevolence.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.