Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
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.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
That which costs little is less valued.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.