I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
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.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
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.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.