Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
An idea is salvation by imagination
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
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.
A person preaches well that lives well.
Dare to risk public criticism.
I am not now That which I have been.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
What is to give light must endure burning.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.