In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
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
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.