There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
A lie never lives to be old.
Effective action is always unjust.
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.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
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.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.