If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
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
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Genius is sorrow's child.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.