Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
Freedom lies in being bold.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
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.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
The lifestyle I`ve been living for the last 30 years, I could have been dead a thousand times.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.