I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
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.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Freedom lies in being bold.
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.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.