All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better.
Moonlight is sculpture.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.