All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
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.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
A jug fills drop by drop.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.