A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Dare to risk public criticism.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.