If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Freedom lies in being bold.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.