Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.