If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
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.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.