A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
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.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands