Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
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.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.