My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
An idea is salvation by imagination
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
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.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.