His modesty amounts to deformity.
An idea is salvation by imagination
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
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.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.