Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.