Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
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.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
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.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
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.
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.