We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
The day of individual happiness has passed
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
A person preaches well that lives well.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.