An idea is salvation by imagination
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.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
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.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
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 seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
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.
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.