It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.