The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
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.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
An idea is salvation by imagination
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.