To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
I'll always be poor in my mind.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Give up trying to make me give up
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
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.
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.
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